Birth: 04-06-1947, India
Ashok Saraf is an Indian actor and comedian and has appeared in numerous Hindi and Marathi movies over the last four decades. Ashok has been well-known for his great comedies and is considered to be one of the best Marathi actors. Apart from films, Ashok Saraf has also starred in television serials like Yeh Choti Badi Baatein and Hum Paanch. He shot to fame with his blockbuster Marathi movie Pandu Havaldar in the year 1974. Ashok Saraf is known as the Amitabh Bachchan of the Marathi Film Industry and has essayed a variety of roles. His acting prowess is well known and he plays serious, comedy and villain roles with ease. He is married to actress Nivedita Joshi-Saraf. They share a son. He formed an unbeatable pair with Laxmikant Berde, another great comedian from the Marathi industry to deliver superhits. He is known to be a good friend of actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar and actor-producer-director Mahesh Kothare.