Sagar Deshmukh

  • Actor

Jul 08, 1977  in Pune, Maharashtra, India

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A lawyer by education, Sagar took his first theatre lessons in Progressive Dramatic Association, Pune in 1999. Acting is his main strength while he has also been writing and directing intermittently. Sagar is also a founding member of Aasakta Kalamanch, Pune- a prominent Marathi theatre organization. Sagar has been on stage as an actor with more than 25 plays and his notable works include Marathi plays like Matra Ratra, Tichee 17 Prakarne, Uney Purey Shahar Ek, F-1/105 and the latest Mein Huun Yusuf Aur Ye Hai Mera Bhai directed by Mohit Takalkar. His Hindi play Piya Behrupiya directed by Atul Kumar premiered at The Globe Theatre, London. He has also performed in English plays like Kashmir Kashmir and Noises Off. Sagar has been part of Grips Theatre`s Pune chapter with his performances in plays like Sapadli Yukti Sapadli, Stronger than Superman, Aai Pan Baba Pan. His encounter with mainstream plays includes performances like Lagnakallol, Lochya Zala Rey, Mukkam post Bombilwadi and Aaila Ho Rey. As a writer, Sagar has translated and adapted Bradley Hayward`s `Legitimate Hooey` and Duncan Wells` A Girl Who Lives Under My Bed.

His original works include Talyat Malyat and Shillak. He penned Shillak while he was part of the Writers Bloc of Royal Court Theatre, London and Rage Theatre, India. Sagar has also been a Dialogue writer for Eka Laganichi Tisri Goshta- a Daily Soap on Marathi Television Channel. Sagar is also one of the few Indian Artists to be selected by Cirque du Soleil as a potential performer. He has been awarded Zee Gaurav Puraskar for his performance in Matra Ratra. As an Actor / Model, Sagar has also been in more than ten television commercials. His performances in Hindi Feature Films Hunterrr and Marathi Feature Film YZ have been widely appreciated by masses and critics alike. The actor`s 2019 credits include Bhaai - Vyakti kee valli part 2 in which he reprises his role from the first installment. The film is based on the life of P.L Deshpande and the directorial duties have been performed by Mahesh Manjrekar. His other release includes Girlfriend (2019).