On the occasion of Shivaji Satam’s birthday, let’s take a look at his best five big-screen performances
MUMBAI: Shivaji Satam has carved a path for himself by showcasing his powerful acting. He is one of the most popular film and television actors.
Although the ace actor has starred in several movies and television series, he is best known for playing the role of ACP Pradyuman in the Indian police TV show titled CID. Born on 21 April 1950, Shivaji had worked as a bank cashier in the Central Bank of India before becoming an actor.
Today, as he turns a year older, let’s take a look at his best five big-screen performances.
Vaastav- Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the action crime drama featured Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar in lead roles. Mohnish Behl, Paresh Rawal, Reema Lagoo, and Shivaji Satam played supporting roles. Besides Sanjay, Shivaji’s brilliant performance in the movie was noteworthy. The CID star played Namdev Shivalkar, Raghu's (Sanjay) father in the movie that is said to be based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chhota Rajan. Shivaji Satam gave one of his career’s best performances in the movie.
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain- The 2000 release was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and starred Govinda and Sonali Bendre, Shivaji Satam as leads. Shivaji was seen in the role of a Gangaram's (played by Govinda) father. Shivaji made his presence felt with his outstanding stint in the movie.
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Nayak: The Real Hero- Besides Shivaji Satam, the S. Shankar’s directorial also saw Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. Shivaji played Rani Mukerji's father in the film. His tough and sometimes soft attitude in the film is still fresh in people's hearts.
Ghulam-E-Mustafa-The film featured Nana Patekar and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. Shivaji Satam played the role of Dayanand Dixit in the 1997 release. His performance in the same won many accolades and praise.
De Dhakka-The 2008 Indian Marathi-language comedy-drama film was directed by Atul Kale and Sudesh Manjrekar. Based on the American film Little Miss Sunshine, the film's story revolves around a lower-class family. Shivaji Satam’s acting in the same was one of the main highlights of the movie.
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