Achievements

Won the Late Ganpatrao Joshi Award for best acting in the State level Chintamanrao Kolhatkar Drama Competition in 1965, at the age of 12.


Best direction in Youth Festival - Pune University in 1972.


Many prizes during school and college days in various debating, elocution and dramatics competitions.


Best Acting award from the Govt. of Maharashtra for his performance in Sai Paranjapye’s 'Sakkhe Shejari' in the '1998 competition for professional plays'’. The play was produced by him and won 7 awards in total in the same competition.


Currently doing the award-winning British Comedy by Willy Russell “Educating Rita”. Directed by Pratima Kulkarni.Cast- Dr. Pradnya Shastri and Ajit Kelkar.


Doordarshan and All India Radio - An approved, auditioned artist of AIR, Mumbai from the age of seven. Today, with a B High grade for Marathi Drama. Participated in a number of programs over the last thirty -five years.


The first compere of the Marathi youth programme on Mumbai television in Oct. `72 at the time of its inception. Since then have compered and participated in various Marathi programmes like `Yuva - Darshan’, `Palavi’, `Aamchi Mumbai’, `Gajra’, `Disha’, `Vruttachitra’, `Sunder Maze Ghar’, `Educational Programme’, and in many Sanskrit Plays in `Amrut Manthan’.

Won the Best Performer (One-Men-Show Artiste) 2010 form the Akhil Bjaraiya Marathi Natya Parishad