Laxmikant Berde Death Anniversary: Remembering a Legend

Laxmikant BerdeLakshmikant Berde- ( 3 November 1954 – 16 December 2004; Mumbai) was an Indian actor who appeared in Marathi and Hindi movies.
Lakshmikant Berde died in Mumbai on 16 December 2004 from to a kidney ailment. The who’s who of Marathi film industry gathered to bid a tearful farewell to this fine actor. Mahesh Kothare, Ashok Saraf and Sachin Pilgaonkar were amongst those who were inconsolable.
Lakshmikant was interested in acting. His participation in stage dramas during the cultural activities for Ganesh festival celebrations performed at Konkanasth Vaishya Samaj, Girgaum got him interested in acting. He won awards for participation in inter-school and inter-college drama competitions. Following this, Berde started his acting career with the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh. In 1983, he appeared in his first major play, Purushottam Berde’s Tour Tour which was a hit.
Film career -
Lakshmikant made his movie debut with the Marathi movie Lek Chalali Sasarla. Following this, Berde started getting offers to act in Marathi films. He acted in Dhum Dhadaka, Hamal De Dhamal, Ashi Hi Banwa Banvi, Balache Baap Brahmachari and Thartharat. Berde’s first Hindi film was Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya with Salman Khan. Some of his other popular Hindi films include Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Aarzoo, Saajan, Beta, 100 Days and Anari.
In Marathi films, he was always the lead in movies directed by Mahesh Kothare. In the last years of his life, Berde floated his own production house, Abhinay Arts, named after his son. Very few know that Laxmikant Berde was very good Ventriloquist and Guitar player.
Laxmikant and Ashok Saraf made an unseparable pair in 80′s, with films like Changu Mangu, Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi, Dhum Dhadaka, and Eja Beeja Teeja. It was an era of Marathi film industry that will be known for Laxmikant Berde and Ashok Saraf.

Marathi Films -
Pachadlela (2004)
Aadharstambh (2003)
Maratha Battalion (2002)
Dekhni Bayko Namyachi (2001)
Khatarnak (2000)
Navra Mumbaicha (2000)
Dhangad Dhinga (2000)
Kamal Majhya Baykochi (2000)
Aai Thor Tujhe Upkar (1999)
Manoos (1999)
Aapla Lakshya (1998)
Janta Janardan (1998)
Jamla Ho Jamla (1995)
Dhamal Jodi (1995)
Suna Yeti Ghara (1995)
Topi Var Topi (1995)
Bajrangachi Kamal (1994)
Chikat Navra (1994)
Maza Chakula (1994)
Soniyachi Mumbai (1994)
Premachya Sultya Bomba (1994)
Tu Sukhakarta (1993)
Zapatlela (1993)
Sarech Sajjan (1993)
Ek Hota Vidushak (1992)
Jivlaga (1992)
Hach Sunbai cha Bhau (1992)
Jeeva Sakha (1992)
DeDhadak BeDhadak (1992)
Than Than Gopala (1992)
Shubhamangal Sawadhan (1992)
Sagle Sarkech (1992)
Aayatya Gharat Gharoba (1991)
Aflatoon (1991)
Mumbai Te Mauritius (1991)
Yeda Ki Khula (1991)
Maskari (1991)
Ek Gaadi Baaki Anadi (1991)
Godi Gulabi (1991)
Doctor Doctor (1991)
Shame to Shame (1991)
Ek Phul Char Half (1991)
Apradhi (1991)
Shejari Shejari (1990)
Dhadakebaaz (1990)
Dhamal Bablya Ganpyachi (1990)
Lapwa Chhapwi (1990)
Shubha Bol Narya (1990)
Dokyala Tap Nahi (1990)
Thamb Thamb Jau Nako Lamb (1990)
Ejaa Beeja Teeja (1990)
Ghabrayacha Nahi (1990)
Changu Mangu (1990)
Eka Peksha Ek (1990)
FekaFeki (1990)
Patali Re Patali (1990)
Kuldeepak (1990)
Balache Baap Brahmachar (1989)
Bhutacha Bhau (1989)
Thartharat (1989)
Hamal de Dhamal (1989)
Dharla Tar Chavatay (1989)
Rajan Vajvala Baja (1989)
Chambu Gabale (1989)
Khatyal Sasu Nathal Soon (1989)
Kuthe Kuthe Shodhu Me Tila (1989)
Utawala Nawara (1989)
Rikshawali (1989)
Gharkul Punha Haswe (1989)
Aanti Ne Wazavali Ghanti (1989)
Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)
Kiss Bai Kiss (1988)
Rangat Sangat (1988)
Majjach Majja (1988)
Gholat Ghol (1988)
Sarvashetra (1988)
Maamla Porincha (1988)
Gauraacha Navara (1987)
Chal Re Laxya Mumbaila (1987)
De Danadan (1987)
Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla (1987)
Porinchi Dhamal Bapachi Kamal (1987)
Khara Kadhi Bolu Naye (1987)
Premasathi Wattel Te (1987)
Kaltay Pan valat Nahi (1987)
Irsaal Karti (1987)
Bhatak Bhavani (1987)
Dhakati Soon (1986)
Gadbad Ghotala (1986)
Aamhi Doghe Raja Rani (1986)
Tuzya Vachun Karmena (1986)
Dhoom Dhadaka (1985)
Lek Chalali Sasarla (1985)
Saubhagyakankshini (1974)
Bayko Chukali Standvar (????)
Dagina (????)
Rang Premacha (????)
Satvapariksha (????)
Hasva Fasvi (????)
Jeegar (????)
Choomantar (????)
Tuzyacha Sathi (????)

Marathi Drama-
Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe (1989)
Ughadale Dwar Swargache

Hindi Films -
Vinaash (2011) (Under Production)
Dilruba (2011) (Post-Production)
Mahiya – Call Of Love (2005)
Qatl-e-aam (2005)
Hatya: The Murder (2004)
Tauba Tauba (2004)
Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004)
Ghar Grihasti (2004)
Patli Kamar Lambe Baal (2004)
Insan (2004)
Khanjar: The Knife (2003)
Baap Ka Baap (2003)
Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari (2003)
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002)
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002)
Hello Girls (2001)
Uljhan (2001)
Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller (2001)
Biwi Aur Padosan (2001)
Kaam Granth (2001)
Beti No. 1 (2000)
Papa the Great (2000)
Shikaar (2000)
Sabse Bada Beiman (2000)
Rahasya – The Suspense (2000)
Rajaji (1999)
Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999)
Aarzoo (1999)
Lo Main Aa Gaya (1999)
Aaag Hi Aag (1999)
Dil Kya Kare (1999)
Kahani Kismat Ki (1999)
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998)
Deewana Hoon Pagal Nahi (1998)
Hafta Vasuli (1998)
Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997)
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul (1997)
Zor (1997)
Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law (1997)
Hamesha (1997)
Qahar (1997)
Nazar (1997)
Ganga Mange Khoon (1997)
Ajay (1996)
Chaahat (1996)
Masoom (1996)
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein (1995)
Khilona Bana Khalnayak (1995)
Taqdeerwala (1995)
Hathkadi (1995)
Brahma (1994)
Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)
Dilbar (1994)
The Gentleman (1994)
Kranti Kshetra (1994)
Janta Ki Adalat (1994)
Brahma (1994)
Criminal (1994)
Santaan (1993)
Sainik (1993)
Gumrah (1993)
Phool Aur Angaar (1993)
Krishan Avtaar (1993)
Anari (1993)
Dil Ki Baazi (1993)
Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993)
Hasti (1993)
Sangram (1993)
Tahqiqaat (1993)
Geet (1992)
Anaam (1992)
Deedar (1992)
Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992)
Beta (1992)
I Love You (1992)
Parda Hai Parda (1992)
Kasak (1992)
Saajan (1991)
Dancer (1991)
Pratikar (1991)
100 Days (1991)
Trinetra (1991)
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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