V. Shantaram

V. Shantaram

V. Shantaram (1901-1990) is a Bollywood Director known for the movies Maya Machhindra(1932), Amrit Manthan(1934), Chandrasena(1935)

Other NamesShantaram Rajaram Vankudre
Date Of Birth18 November 1901
Age(Age at Death: 88 years 11 months 12 days)
Place Of BirthKolhapur, Maharashtra, British India
Date Of Death30 October 1990
Place Of DeathMumbai, India
DaughtersRajshree(Jayashree) , Tejasri(Jayashree) , Madhura(Vimala) , Saroj(Vimala) , Charushila(Vimala)
WivesJayashree(2nd) , Vimala(1st)
Daughter In-LawMeenaxi
SonsPrabhat kumar(Vimala) , Kiran Kumar(Jayashree)
Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre referred to as V. Shantaram, was an Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor.

Vankudre was born in princely state of Kolhapur (in present day Maharashtra) into a Maharashtrian family.Marathi Jain father, Hindu mother.

V. Shantaram started his film career doing odd jobs in Maharashtra Film Co. owned by Baburao Painter at Kolhapur. He went on to debut as an actor in the silent film, Surekha Haran in 1921.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was conferred on him in 1985. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992.
  2. The V. Shantaram Award was consitituted by Central Government and Maharashtra State Government.
  3. His autobiography Shantarama was published in Hindi and Marathi.
  4. He then married actress Jayashree, with whom he had three children Kiran, actress Rajshree and Tejasri.
  5. He used to live at Panhala. His daughter, Saroj has maintained his house and converted it into a hotel, Valley View.

V. Shantaram: Filmography (5)

(All V. Shantaram Movies)
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1935 Chandrasena[Director]
1934 Amrit Manthan[Director]
1932 Maya Machhindra[Director]
1931 Chandrasena[Director]
1930 Khooni Khanjar[Director]