Born: August 08,1932 Naigaum, Near Lalbaug, Mumbai
Biography: Dada Kondke is one of the prominent personalities in the Marathi film industry. An established actor and producer, he was fondly called ‘dada’(meaning elder brother). Kondke was actively involved in drama and that was the platform through which he worked with the best names of theatre. He also started his own drama company. He made his entry into the film world with a role in Bhalji Pendharkar's movie Tambdi Maati. In his next movie Songadya, he played the lead role. The movie went on to become a block buster and proved to be a defining point in his career. His next hit was Eakta Jeev Sadashiv directed by Govind Kulkarni.