Who does not know Ashok Saraf, who played the role of Thakur Durjan Singh in the film Karan Arjun? Ashok has been working in the entertainment world for a long decade. Today is the birthday of this wonderful actor. Ashok’s father wanted him to complete his studies and do a job, but Ashok’s dream was something else.
Although Ashok took a job in the State Bank of India for his father’s dreams, the actor did this job for about 10 years. Even while working, the dream of acting remained alive in his eyes. This is the reason that he used to take part in plays along with the job.
start with drama
Ashok started his career with a play based on the book Yayati by Marathi writer Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar. After that he did many plays. It was from here that he started getting success. After this, his work started reaching the filmmakers and offers started coming.
Beginnings in such films
The actor first got a chance to work in Marathi films. Even in Marathi films, the actor got success after a lot of hard work. He got his first success in the film Pandu Havaldar released in 1975. His career got a flight from this film. After this he gradually became a big name of Marathi cinema.
Hindi cinema did not get the respect
While Ashok Saraf had become a superstar of Marathi films, he has also entered Hindi cinema. However, the actor did not get the respect and role he deserved in Hindi cinema. Here always small and side roles of the actor were given. Fans have seen him in Singham. Who can underestimate the character of the head constable of Ka or who would not laugh at the character of Govinda’s maternal uncle in Joru Ke Ghulam.
why say, uncle
Everyone calls this actor uncle in the Marathi cine industry. Actually, on the shooting of a Marathi film, there was a cameraman named Prakash Shinde, who used to show Ashok Saraf to his daughter and say that look, he is your Ashok Mama. After this, slowly everyone in the film started calling him uncle, and on seeing him, he had become the maternal uncle of the whole cinema.
Magic worked on the small screen too
The performance of Ashok Saraf had made the fans crazy about himself even on the small screen. Who can forget the famous 90s show Hum Paanch. Ashok was seen in this show and his comedy was well liked. After this he was also seen in Sahara TV’s Don’t Worry Ho Jayega.