Mahesh Manjrekar Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Medha Manjrekar
Age: 61 Years
Hometown: Mumbai

Mahesh Manjrekar

Full NameMahesh Vaman Manjrekar
Profession(s)Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Famous RoleRaj Yadav/Baali in the Bollywood Film Kaante (2002)
Mahesh Manjrekar in the film Kaante
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 33 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Political PartyMaharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Political Journey• Joined the MNS (2014)
• Contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from the Mumbai North-West Constituency; lost to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena.
Film Career
DebutFilm: Jeeva Sakha as Inspector Jamdade (Marathi, 1992), Vaastav: The Reality (Bollywood, 1999), Slumdog Millionaire as Don Javed (Hollywood, 2008)
Jeeva Sakha Film Poster
Directorial: Aai (Marathi, 1995), Vaastav: The Reality (Bollywood, 1999)
Production: Aai (Marathi, 1995), Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (Bollywood, 2003)
TV: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 1 (2006)
Mahesh Manjrekar in Jhalak Dikhhlaja
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Regional Film (2001)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 August 1958 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019)61 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityUniversity of Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduation
AddressHadapsar, Pune
HobbiesDancing, Writing
Controversies• In the year 2002, he told the police that he had spoken to the underworld from a hotel in Nashik in the company of actor Sanjay Dutt, filmmakers Sanjay Gupta and Harish Sughand. However, he later turned hostile in court and denied speaking to anyone.
• In May 2013, the poster of Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi film “Kokanastha” attracted criticism because it showed the actor Sachin Khedekar dressed as an RSS Swayamsewak with a tag line: Taath Kana, Haach Baana (A straight spine is our character). People called it “Brahmin Supremacist.” However, Mahesh rubbished all the claims of supremacism and said, "I’m making a movie in a free country in keeping with the law. I can’t go around seeking approval for the poster. People are entitled to their views as I am to mine.”
• Manjrekar has also faced criticism in the Marathi Film Industry for being biased.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Deepa Mehta (Costume Designer)
Medha Manjrekar (Actress)
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Deepa Mehta (Ex-Wife)
Mahesh Manjrekar's ex-wife Deepa Mehta
Second Wife: Medha Manjrekar
Mahesh Manjrekar with his wife Medha Manjrekar
ChildrenSon- Satya Manjrekar (Actor, from the first wife Deepa Mehta)
Mahesh Manjrekar with his son
Daughter(s)- Ashwami Manjrekar (Actress, Film Producer, Chef; from the first wife, Deepa Mehta)
Mahesh Manjrekar with his daughter Ashwami
Saiee Manjrekar (Actress, from the second wife Medha Manjrekar)
Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar
Gauri Ingawale (Actress, Step-daughter)
Mahesh Manjrekar's step daughter
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Shailesh Manjrekar
Sister- Devyani Manjrekar
Favourite Things
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite ColourBlack

Mahesh ManjrekarSome Lesser Known Facts About Mahesh Manjrekar

  • Does Mahesh Manjrekar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Mahesh Manjrekar drink alcohol?: Yes [1]Times of India
  • Mahesh has a deep interest in acting since childhood.
  • He joined theatre when he was in college.
  • In 1984, he started his career in acting with the Marathi play, Aflatoon. His performance in the play was appreciated by the audience.
  • Manjrekar has also done plays like “All the Best,” “Dhyanimani,” and “Gidhade.”
  • He made his film debut in 1992 with the Marathi film “Jeeva Sakha” in which he played the role of “Inspector Jamdade.”
  • In 2006, he participated in the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 1 and became the second runner-up.
  • He was also a part of the Hollywood Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008).

    Mahesh Manjrekar in Slumdog Millionaire

    Mahesh Manjrekar in Slumdog Millionaire

  • Apart from acting, he has also written and directed various popular films like ‘Aai’ (Marathi, 1995), ‘Vaastav: The Reality’ (Bollywood, 1999), ‘Nidaan’ (Bollywood, 2000), and ‘Astitva’ (Marathi/Hindi, 2000).
  • He has featured in many successful Hindi films including “Vaastav: The Reality,” “Plan,” “Musafir,” “Zinda,” and “Dus Kahaniyaan.”

  • He has also tried his hands in singing and has lent his voice to several songs from films like ‘Kaante’ (2002), ‘City of Gold- Mumbai 1982: Ek Ankahee Kahani’ (2010), etc.
  • He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections as a candidate of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, from the Mumbai North-West constituency. He lost the elections to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena.

    Mahesh Manjrekar as an MNS candidate

    Mahesh Manjrekar as an MNS candidate

  • In 2018, he hosted the first season of ‘Bigg Boss Marathi.’

    Mahesh manjrekar hosting Big Boss Marathi

    Mahesh Manjrekar hosting Big Boss Marathi

  • Mahesh has played a cameo in the Bollywood film “Sanju.”
  • Manjrekar has also featured in the Netflix’s series “Selection Day” in which he played the role of the cricket coach ‘Tommy sir.’

  • Manjrekar is fond of playing cricket. He told in an interview that he had played cricket a lot in his childhood, that too under Ramakant Achrekar.
  • In 2000, Manjrekar arranged a free screening of his film “Astitva” for the women. He didn’t expect many people at the screening, but a huge crowd approached the theatre where the screening was arranged. The crowd was so huge that his team had to call the police to manage them.
  • According to Mahesh, Sanju was a commercial success, but it was lacking as a biopic. He said if it would have have been directed by him, he would have done it with a different approach.
  • Manjrekar has acted in around 75 films and has written and directed around 25 films in his career spanning over 20 years.
  • Mahesh told during an interview that Salman Khan was his only friend in Bollywood.

    Mahesh Manjrekar with Salman Khan

    Mahesh Manjrekar with Salman Khan