Who: Marathi actor Prashant Damle
What: Chosen for Dinanath Mangeshkar award
When: 23 November 2015
Why: For outstanding contribution in the field of theatre, film and music
Noted Marathi actor Prashant Damle was on 23 November 2015 selected for the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award. He will be conferred with the award by Lata Mangeshkar in April 2016 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Master Dinanath.
He was chosen for the award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre, film and music.
The announcement was made by Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar at the 100th show of Damle’s Marathi play Karti Kaljat Ghusli. Hridaynath was the chief guest for the 100th show of the the Marathi play.
• He is a leading actor of the Marathi theatre and has acted in numerous Marathi dramas, movies and television serials for over 33 years.
• He has been associated with Marathi Theatre since 1983 and till date has performed in 26 different plays and variety of roles.
• In the journey of performing arts, he has been honoured with many prestigious awards. Till date he has 4 Limca Book Records by his name.
• He has also performed in 37 Marathi Feature Films and 24 marathi serials.
About Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar award was instituted in 1999 in the memory of Dinanath Mangeshkar, father of Lata Mangeshkar. The prestigious annual award is given to personalities from Marathi and Hindi theatre, music and films.
The award carries monetary award of one lakh rupees, a memento and a citation. The award ceremony is held annually on 24 April. In 2015, the award was given to Anil Kapoor.