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Jayshree Gadkar

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Jayshree Gadkar

Born: 21 February 1942

Died: 29 August 2008

  • She was a noted Marathi and Hindi movie actress and a star of Marathi cinema from the 1950s up to the 1980s.
  • She began her career as a child dance artist.
  • She entered films as a tamasha dancer in movies.
  • Her first role was that of a group dancer in V. Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje in 1955, which featured Sandhya as the leading lady.
  • Later, well known Marathi film Director Dinkar D Patil cast her in a small role with dance in his Marathi film Disat Tasa Nasat, opposite Raja Gosavi.
  • This was followed by Sangtye Aika, a tamasha-based movie which was the first in which she played a leading role.
  • This helped her gain fame and recognition and she started doing heroine roles.
  • She eventually became one of the most successful and prolific heroines in the history of the Marathi film industry.

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