Amol Palekar Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Biography & More

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Full NameAmol Palekar
ProfessionIndian Actor, Director and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 November 1944
Age (as in 2017)72 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Nationality Indian
SchoolNot Known
CollegeSir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art (Mumbai)
Educational QualificationDiploma Course Fine Arts
DebutFilm: Marathi- Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe (1971)
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Hindi/Bollywood- Rajnigandha (1974)
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TV: Kachchi Dhoop (1987)
Director: Aakreit (1981)
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FamilyFather- Kamlakar Palekar (an employee of General Post Office)
Mother- Suhasini Palekar (works for a private company)
Brother- None
Sister- Rekha, Unnati, Neelam
Address2, Cozy Nook, 866 Bhandarkar Road, Pune, India
HobbiesTravelling, Writing
Controversies• Rahul Rawail, a jury member of the Film Federation of India, had accused chairman Amol Palekar of manipulating the process of electing an Indian film for the Oscars.

• A huge commotion was created near Law College (Pune) when actor Amol Palekar's BMW crashed into a Swift car. Amol Palekar got into an argument with the other car's driver while the onlookers tried to sort the issue. The accident occurred when the two cars were waiting for the signal to go green. At last, the issue was taken to the police.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSandhya Gokhale
Wife/SpouseChitra Palekar, Writer (Ex Wife, m- 1960)

Sandhya Gokhale (Lawyer)
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ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Shyamalee Palekar (a Professor at the University of Western Australia)
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Samiha (Lawyer)
Amol-Palekar-Daughters Samiha
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Amol Palekar

  • Does Amol Palekar smoke?: Yes (Quit)
  • Does Amol Palekar drink alcohol?: Yes (Quit)
  • He had cleared the SSC exams and tried working at various ad agencies,  but he soon realised that it is not his cup of tea.
  • As a child, he was trained to make beds, sweep the floor and assist in the kitchen.
  • When he turned 18, he used to smoke and drink beer with his father.
  • His daughter Shyamalee Palekar had openly disclosed herself as a homosexual.
  • He did odd jobs, learned typewriting and even taught others how to type to pay his way through college.
  • After graduating, he got a job as a clerk with the Bank Of India, but he quit this job to commenced his artistic career as a painter. As a painter, he had seven one-man exhibitions and participated in many group shows.
  • He has been active in Marathi and Hindi theatre as an actor, director and producer since 1967.
  • He co-hosted a New Year celebration event alongside Archana Puran Singh, an actor, on 31 December 1988.


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  • It was Satyadev Dubey who gave him his first break with the Marathi play Shantata! Court Chaalu Aahe. Dubey spotted Amol when latter used to hang around Theatre sets while his girlfriend rehearsed on the stage.
  • After his divorce, he got involved in a relationship with the screenplay writer Sandhya Gokhale, who had written the screenplay for some of his movies.