Sameer Dharmadhikari is an Indian actor. He is active in the Marathi and Hindi entertainment industries. Before entering into acting he worked as a model and represented more than 100 brands across India. He continues to be the brand ambassador for some of India’s biggest brands such as Raymond Suitings, LifeBuoy Soap, Colgate and ICICI Bank. Starting from modelling his journey went to Theatre, Television, Films, and Web series. He was nominated for the Best Actor Award twice and won the 6th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award in 2016.
Sameer Dharmadhikari was born on Monday, 26 September 1978 (age 44 years; as of 2023) in Pune, Maharashtra. He completed his school education at Abhinava Vidyalaya High School, Pune, Maharashtra. He pursued a bachelor’s degree at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra.
Height (approx.): 6 feet
Weight (approx.): 77 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Sameer belongs to the Dharmadhikari family of the Dakshinatya Brahmins community.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents. Sameer has an elder sister Sushma.
Wife & Children
Sameer got married to Aparna Dharmadhikari. She is an actor, director, and photographer. Together they have two daughters, Saraswati, and Parvati.
Sameer Dharmadhikari follows Hinduism.
Sameer’s debut film was ‘Nirmala Machindra Kamble’ (1999). It was a Marathi film and he played the role of Shyamrao ‘Guruji’ Kamble. He got a breakthrough in the Hindi film ‘Satta’ (2003) directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. He played the lead role of Vivek Chauhan with co-star Ravina Tandon. For this film, he was nominated for the Best Debut Actor at the Zee Cine Awards.
In 2007, Sameer played the lead role of Shekhar in the Marathi film ‘Nirop’. It was directed by Sachin Kundalkar and produced by Aparna Dharmadhikari (Sameer’s wife). This film won the Best Feature Film in Marathi Award at the 55th National Film Awards. Times Of India
Apart from these, he worked in ‘Agnipankh’ (2004), ‘Raincoat’ (2004), ‘Katputtli’ (2006), ‘Restaurant’ (2006), ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (2008) etc. ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ won several film fare awards and the Best Feature Film Award at the New Generation Cinema Lyon Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Best Screenplay award at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
His other notable films are ‘Singham Returns’ (2014), ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015), ‘Vazandar’ (2016), ‘Farzand’ (2018), ‘Nail Polish’ (2021), ‘Pawankhind’ (2022), ‘Shabaash Mithu’ (2022) etc.
Sameer’s debut TV serial was Raja Aur Rancho. It was a detective series which aired in India on DD Metro from 1997 to 1998. In this, Sameer had episodic roles. Sameer worked in ‘Ghar EK Mandir’ (2000), ‘Shree Ganesh’ (2000-2003), and ‘Main Teri Parchhain Hoon’ (2008-2009). In this serial, he played the lead role of Siddartha Tyagi.
Apart from these, he played the role of Gangadhar Rao Newalkar in Jhansi Ki Rani (2009), Suddhodana in Buddha (2013-2014), King Bindusara Maurya in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat (2015-2016), Chhatrapati Shahu in Peshwa Bajirao (2017), and ‘Bheti Lagi Jeeva’ (2019).
His debut web series was ‘Mum Bhai’ (2020) where he played the role of Officer Karekar. He also worked in the lead role of Sudama in ‘AB LLB’ (2023), released on MX Player.
His theatre credits include Marathi productions, ‘Sangeet Uttarkriya,’ and ‘Jhali Tujhi Preet.’ Under English production, he worked in ‘Nathhuram Godse’ where he played the title role.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 6th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award in 2016
- Suryadutta National Award 2017
- Best Actor Award 2019 for his performance in the Marathi television drama ‘Bheti Laagi Jeeva.’
- Best Villain Award for the film ‘Farzand’ in City Cine Awards Marathi 2019
- Global Icon Of India Award 2021 in the Acting Youth Icon category
- Harley Davidson
Sameer’s first income was Rs 120 which he earned by selling a lantern. In an interview, he spoke about it and said,
When I was in school, I used to make lantern and sell it and total it was 120rs and that time roller skates were for 180rs so my dad added another 60rs and got the roller skates.”
- Food: Gulab Jamun Times Of India
- He was nominated for a Zee Cine Award in the Best Actor category for the Marathi Feature film ‘Kohatya Cha Pour.’
- Sameer was nominated as Best Debut Actor by the Zee Cine Awards for the Hindi film ‘Satta’ (2003).
- Sameer loves to travel and ride.
- He is the brand ambassador of several brands such as Colgate, Raymond Suitings, Vimal Suitings, and De Beer.
- Sameer worked as a hydraulic machine designer and did theatre along with his job.
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