Mumbai : Actor and film producer Krishna Kondke was born on 8 August 1932 in Morbagh area of Mumbai. The actor may not be with us today, but he is still known for his work in Marathi films. He was famous in the film world as Dada Kondke. Krishna Kondke was also famous for his hooliganism in his childhood. Most of his family members were workers in the Bombay Dyeing Cotton Mill.
Except for the elder brother, all the family members had died one by one in unfortunate incidents. Due to which Dada Kondke was very sad, gradually he changed himself and he started his career with a band and later he worked as a stage actor for a drama company. Dada Kondke gave many films to the industry. His name was also entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for his 9 hit films.
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It was Dada Kondke who laid the foundation of obscenity in Marathi films. The names of his films were so obscene that even the censor board used to have a headache to pass them. Dada Kondke married Nalini, but their relationship did not last long and they got divorced. After which the actor did not marry again. Dada Kondke starts his own theater company, and meets Sabnis to write a script for a play for him.
Sabnis praised Dada’s performance in ‘Khankhanpurcha Raja’ and offered him to write a famous Marathi language tamasha and folk drama. The name of his play was ‘Viccha Manjhi Puri Kaada’. He showed more than 1500 shows of his plays in Maharashtra. Dada Kondke became an actor from this play and played his part in Bhalji Pendharkar’s film ‘Tambadi Mati’. Please tell that on March 14, 1998, Dada Kondke died of a heart attack at his Ram Niwas residence in Dadar, Mumbai. The actor was then working with Usha Chavan in her project film ‘Zara Dheer Dhara’.