Makarand Deshpande Biography, Facts & Life Story

Makarand Deshpande Indian Actor, Writer, Director

Quick Facts

Known ForMalayalam cinema

Full Name:Makarand Deshpande

Profession:Actor, Writer, Director


Age:54 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:March 6, 1966

Birthplace:Dahanu, India

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)

Weight:70 kg (154 lbs)

Chest:38 inches

Waist:28 inches


Biceps:12 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Brown

Makarand Deshpande is a film actor, director, and writer, hailing from India. He works in multiple domains in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, and Kannada cinema. He mainly appears in supporting roles and also plays significant roles in movies, such as; “Jungle”, “Safarosh”, “Swades” and others that are worth sharing. Mostly, he plays drunkard, wayfarer, and comic roles for which he became extremely popular among fans. Moreover, he is good at directing and has directed 5 movies.


In 1989, he started his career with a television debut “Circus” which was directed by Aziz Khan and Kundan Shah. The television series featuring Shahrukh Khan, Pavan Malhotra, Neeraj Vora, Makarand Deshpande, and other most-talented stars.

In 1996, he appeared in another series, named “Devta” in which he portrayed as Suraj. Since then, he frequently appeared in various television series. Later, he moved into the film industry started appearing in movies for which he got immense love and appreciation.

He worked in multiple domains in “Hindi, Indian theatre, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Marathi cinema and marked his special place in the hearts of fans and viewers. He has always been winning the hearts of his fans with his acting prowess. Moreover, the role he played in the movie “Jungle”, starring Fardeen Khan and Urmila Matondkar, was much praised and liked by everyone.

However, he has given various hit movies, like; “Sarfarosh”, starring Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre, “Swades”, starring Shahrukh Khan, “Darna Zaroori Hai”, “Budha Hoga Tera Baap” and others are worth watching. Mostly, he plays drunkard and comic roles for which he earned huge acclaim. He is considered one of the best actors in the cinema.

Apart from acting, he is good at directing movies. Deshpande has directed 5 movies. A very few people know that he is a great filmmaker and blessed with additional skills like writing etc.

He has made his broad career as he has acted in more than 50 short plays, 40 full-length plays, 3 web-series, 1 Tamil movie, 8 television series, directed 5 movies, 7 Marathi movies, 8 Malayalam movies, 3 Telugu movies, 6 Kannada movies, and 55 Indian movies are well-appreciated.


Among various awards and honors, he was awarded the Best Actor in a Negative Role for “Dandupalya” and “No.66 Madhura Bus” at South Indian National Movie Awards.

Makarand Deshpande Education

Qualification: Graduate

College: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

Makarand Deshpande Gallery

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Makarand Deshpande Career

Profession: Actor, Writer, Director

Known For: Malayalam cinema

Debut TV Series/Movie: Makdee

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $4 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Nivedita Pohankar

Children: None

Ex Girlfriends:

Not Known

Makarand Deshpande Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling

Favorite Actor: Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor

Favorite Actress: Aishwarya Rai

Favorite Singer: Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam

Favorite Food: Arabic

Favorite Destination: Jaipur, Bhopal, Lucknow

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