Remembering Laxmikant Berde on his 63rd birth anniversary.

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Laxmikant Berde (03 November 1954–16 December 2004; Mumbai) was an actor who appeared in Marathi and Hindi movies. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as the ‘Comedy King’ and ‘Comedy Superstar’ of Marathi cinema.

Berde started his career as an employee in ‘Marathi Sahitya Sangh’ production company and played supporting roles in a few Marathi stage plays. In 1983–84, he first tasted success with the superhit Marathi play ‘Toor Toor’.

Since 1985, Berde virtually stormed Marathi cinema with a string of superhit comedy films that catapulted him as one of the two superstars of Marathi comedy cinema with actor Ashok Saraf.

He was one of the few actors in Marathi film industry that had a massive fan following and his films were commercially successful, whether he played the solo lead or acted in a multi-starrer.

Apart from Marathi movies, his comedy stage plays like ‘Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe’ and ‘Bighadale Swargache Dwaar’ were also successful.

Laxmikant Berde has acted In many Bollywood films also Berde has received four Nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Berde’s brand of comedy and comic timing serves as a reference point today for many upcoming Marathi actors.

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