Veteran actor Kishore Pradhan breathed his last at the age of 86. The actor was known for his works in both films and theatre.
He acted in more than 100 Marathi theatre plays, and about 18 English plays.
The actor is best remembered by Hindi movie lovers for his roles in Sanjay Dutt starrer Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Shahid-Kareena starrer Jab We Met.
Marathi writer and poet, Chandrashekhar Gokhale, paid his last respects to the actor on Facebook, remembering Kishore Pradhan’s talent of mimicking Johny Walker and Jagdip.
His co-star in Subh Lagna Savdhan, Subodh Bhave in an interaction with Indian Express said, “We worked together in Subh Lagna Savdhaan, but after the film’s release, I couldn’t keep in touch with Kishore Kaka, as he was not keeping well, and I was out shooting for my film. I don’t know the exact reason of his death yet. His family is grieving and busy with preparations for his funeral.”
Kishore’s last film was Subh Lagna Savdhan, the actor’s performance in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Lalbaug Parel and Santosh Manjrekar’s Shivaji Raje Bhonsle Boltoy received a lot of critical appreciation.
In Jab We Met he played the role of a railway station master, and his dialogue, “Akeli ladki khuli hui tijori ki tarah hoti hai” with Kareena Kapoor became popular among the cine enthusiasts.
Kishore Pradhan started his acting career when he was studying at Morris College in Nagpur. He would participate in his college festivals and later on, he started his own theatre group, Natraj.