Sachin Pilgaonkar often known by his first name Sachin, is an Indian film and television actor, director, singer and producer.
Starting as a child in the Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla (1962), he went on to work in around 65 films as a child artist, before switching to adult roles, and being part of films like Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Balika Badhu (1976), Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978) and Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) as a lead actor, which were all successful.
He has worked in Hindi, Marathi and also in Bhojpuri cinema, and has acted, produced and directed successful comedy shows on Indian television, including Tu Tu Main Main (2000) and Kadvee Khatti Meethi.
He also directed several hit Marathi Films starting with Mai Baap (1982), Navri Mile Navryala (1984), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), Amchyasarkhe Aamich (1990) and Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004).
Sachin Pilgaonkar was born in Mumbai in a Konkani family from Pilgaon, Goa. His father Sharad Pilgaonkar managed a printing business in Mumbai. His father was a film producer. He is married to actress Supriya Pilgaonkar , whom he first directed for his debut Marathi film, Navri Mile Navryala (1984) and subsequently became successful pair in Marathi cinema. The couple have a daughter, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
- National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Ha Maza Marg Ekla (1962)
- 19th National Film Awards (1971) – National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Ajab Tuje Sarkar
- 1978 – Filmfare award
- 2016 – Filmfare Marathi award for best actor for the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli
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