Name : Gajendra Vitthal Ahire
DOB : 16 Feb 1969
Awards : National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi
Gajendra Vitthal Ahire is a filmmaker and screenwriter mostly in M Town. He hails from Mumbai wherein he was born and brought up in this city. He was born on 16th February 1969. He did his schooling and college from Mumbai itself and has the knack of writing stories and dialogues. He also has tried writing lyrics and screenplay along with the stories for the films and plays. Talking about his personal life, Gajendra Ahire is married to his old time friend and Marathi cinema actress Vrinda Ahire. The couple has been blessed with a son and they have named him Chintamani.
Now, talking about his career, he started his professional life as a play writer at the tender age of 23 years. His first play was titled as Aaicha Ghar Unhacha wherein he also worked as an actor in it. In fact, his very first play was applauded and it won the best actress award as well for the lady Neena Kulkarni in it. He then gave a number of plays, which include, ‘Unch Maza Jhoka Ga’, ‘Janmasiddha’ and ‘Ek Diwas Yeilach’. He then moved to Marathi Cinema. He soon started directing movies, which mostly include the M Town movies. In fact, he is among the only director in M Town who has also given the stories for all the movies he has been directing all these years.
Besides the story, he has also given things like screenplay, dialogues and lyrics apart from making the film as a director. He did his debut in Marathi films with ‘Not Only Mrs. Raut’, which bagged a number of awards in M Town. These include the Silver Lotus Award and the prestigious Maharashtra State Film Award. His film Krishna Katachi Mira’ also bagged three Maharashtra State Film Awards, as well. These include the Best Actress, Best Singer (Male) and Best Singer (Female) as well. Besides, he has also tried his luck in music direction with the film Anumati which also gave him the award. So far in his career, he has directed and worked for more than 40 films. HIs recent movies include Silence, Shashan and Chuup.