Actor / Director / Singer Hindi

Sachin Pilgaonkar

Sachin Pilgaonkar Biography

Born : 17 August 1957

Sachin Pilgaonkar, earlier better known as Master Sachin, is a popular Indian actor, producer and director. He began his career in Hindi and Marathi films as a child actor and later established himself in films, theatre and television. Sachin is best remembered for his powerful performances as a young boy in films such as Satte Pe Satta (1982), Sholay (1975) and Nadiya Ke Paar (1982).

Sachin made his debut at the tender age of four with the Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla (This Path is Mine Alone, 1962). The film won him the National Award for his performance. From then on, Master Sachin became a popular name within the film circuit.

During his adolescent years, Sachin worked in blockbuster films such as Jewel Thief (1967) and Bharamchari (1968) and marked his presence in a competitive industry. As a young hero, he worked in some of the most memorable films of the 1970s and 80s such as Geet Gata Chal (1975), Balika Badhu (1976), and Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se (1978).  During the same time, he worked with Amitabh Bachchan in two of latter's biggest blockbusters of all time, Satte Pe Satta (1982) and Sholay (1975). His acting was greatly appreciated in these character roles. 

In Marathi films, Sachin made his mark in films such as Bhutacha Bhau (1989), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), and Gammat Jammat (1987) amongst others. Subhash Ghai’s Prem Deewane (1992) was also directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar.

During the 1990s, Sachin established himself in television, and produced and directed popular comedy shows such as Tu Tu Main Main and Hudd Kar Di. He has also participated in the popular dance reality show, Nach Baliye (2006). Inspired by the success of the show, Sachin adapted the format in Marathi, Eka Peksha Ek which is currently running successfully on Zee Marathi.

Family Tree

Supriya Pilgaonkar (1985)