Veteran film and stage actor Kishore Pradhan passes away at 86

Veteran stage and film actor Kishore Pradhan passed away early on Saturday morning. He was 86. The actor was particularly known for his comic roles in Marathi films and theatre and in Hindi films.

Last seen alongside Subodh Bhave in the Marathi film Shubh Lagna Savadhan (2018), Pradhan was also known for his appearances in films like Jab We Met (2007). 


Marathi writer and poet Chandrashekhar Gokhale expressed sorrow on learning of the actor’s death. The poet remembered Kishore Pradhan’s talent for mimicking Johnny Lever and Jagdeep in a post on his Facebook page. 

Pradhan began his acting career with Marathi theatre while studying at Morris College in Nagpur. He went on to act in more than 100 plays in Marathi and 18 in English. 

He also made some key appearances in films like Jab We Met (2007) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). 

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