Marathi Actress list with photos

This is a list of marathi actress from Marathi cinema. Marathi cinema refers to Indian movies produced in Marathi language of Maharashtra , India. Based in old Mumbai, it is India's oldest and most pioneering cinema industry.

Tejashree Pradhan

Tejashree Pradhan Tejashri Pradhan is a Marathi actress, film and television actress. She has appeared in multiple Marathi films and television serials. Pradhan also did voice-overs for a mobile application named Go-stories which features various Marathi stories. Visit this page

Vidula Chougule

Vidula Chougule Vidula Chougule on Marathi TV is a very young Indian actress. She was born in Kolhapur on 7th December 2002. She had been born & raised in Kolhapur. She lives in Kolhapur, in Ambai Defense Colony. She wants to be an actress; that was her dream. She did her schooling at Kolhapur Chate High School. She's got one vaidehi Daughter. She is unmarried and very young. She was in 10th standard when she got a part in serial. Due to tight shooting schedule timing, she didn't attend the 10th Standard test. She agreed later on to give the test. Recently, Vidula made her debut on Colors Marathi serial television, Jeev Zala Yeda Pisa. Through this serial she plays a Siddhi character opposite to actor Ashok Phal Dessai. This serial is popular with many. And, Vidula's character is also very well known. For this serial, she gave audition for the first time in her life, and selected as lead character. She took this opportunity and played her character very persuasively. At the very young age, She is very famous. She had entered the Shinde Theatre Academy in Kolhapur before entering on television. By 3rd standard she started her acting lessons. For several children's plays, she played a part for Marathi theater such as Aadinbachya Betavar, Bappa Hajir Ho etc. She'd won Natya Parishad's Best Actress Award. She also won a grant from Cultural Resources and Learning Centre. She just enjoys dancing, and swimming. Yet, she made acting first priority. Visit this page

Neha Joshi

Neha Joshi Neha Joshi is an Indian film actress who was born and brought up in Pune, best known for her work in Marathi cinema. She is one of the talented actress from the Marathi film industry. Her work includes Zenda and Poshter Boyz. She received appreciation from critics for her role in Poster Boyz. Visit this page

Avantika Salian

Avantika Salian Avantika Salian is marathi actress. Visit this page

Shivani Surve

Shivani Surve Shivani Surve is an Indian TV actress known for her role as Vividha in Star Plus show Jaana Na Dil Se Door and Devyani in the Devyani Star Pravah serial. She played a Shivani Bedi character on Sony TV in the show Ek Deewaana Tha in 2018. Visit this page

Neha gadre

Neha gadre Neha gadre is a marathi actress whose most memorable role was As Gauri in the Star Pravah serial Mann Udhan Varyache Visit this page

Jui Gadkari

Jui Gadkari Jui Gadkari is an Indian Marathi language TV actress. She is a Karjat girl. Visit this page

Madhavi Kulkarni

Madhavi Kulkarni Madhavi Kulkarni is a popular face in Marathi TV world. She was born on 17th May 1983 in Pune. She did her schooling and college from this city and soon realized what she has to do after completing her college. She has been active in cultural activities and participating in various plays. Visit this page

Hemlata Bane

Hemlata Bane Hemlata Bane is an Marathi artist and has is a lead actress in Marathi film industry.She is also very popular dancer of item songs in many movies and stage plays.She is Producer Of Lawani Banner Gulnar Visit this page

Deepti Shrikant

Deepti Shrikant Deepti Shrikant is an actress who is seen mainly on Marathi TV and film. While she has appeared in numerous Marathi series and movies, she is Gujarati originally. Her full name is Dipti Shrikant Devi. Born and raised in Pune and Solapur, she has a strong Marathi command and completed her M.Com with a graphic design specialization. Right from her school days she was associated with Marathi nataks. Her appearances in the daily soaps of Marathi's Antarpaat and Mala Sasu Havi made her popular with the public. She is a big fan of music and learning new things. She was a part of a few Hindi soaps too. She played an RJ role in the film 'Conditions Apply' in 2017. She has appeared in numerous awards including 'Zee Rishtey Awards' and 'Colors Golden Petal Awards' as a successful dancer. Its height is around 3 inches (5 feet). Visit this page

Minal Ghorpade

Minal Ghorpade Minal Ghorpade is a marathi model and actress. She has completed 12 years of BharatNatyam training. She started her career with professional nataks, which helped her to get her first break in TV serials and films. She has also completed Indian Belle directed by Paul Fox. Visit this page

Hemangi Kavi

Hemangi Kavi Hemangi Kavi is an actress, known for Davpech (2010), Pipani (2012) and Gola Berij (2012). Hemangi Kavi is a known name in Marathi world who hails from Mumbai. After completing her graduation in arts, she went on to pursue her career in arts. Visit this page

Poorvi Bhave

Poorvi Bhave Purvi Bhave comes from a family rich in sangeet based tradition. She is an accomplished classical dancer, poet and anchor. She has hosted ABP Majha’s Ghe Bharari and ETV’s Jallosh Suvarnyugacha. Born in Mumbai, Poorvi went to Balmohan Vidyamandir in Dadar. She acted in a few nataks set up by Vidyatai Patwardhan right from the 5th standard. As a child actress, she played roles in tele-series Baldoot and few nataks such as Yantarmantar. Under the guidance of Sandhya Pure, she started learning Bharatnatyam from age 8 itself. She went to complete her education in commerce from Podar high school. She represented Mumbai University in some of national and state-level dance and natak competitions. She also acted in Vishvanayaka, directed by Bharti Achrekar. At the same time, she started her job as an anchor in Star Majha and continued for two years. In this time, she was also nominated for Best Anchor in Mata Sanman awards. Till date, she has received a lot of dance-based scholarships from various institutes. Dance is her first love and she continues to teach and participate in this field. Marathi Bharatnatyam is one subject, she has much interest in. Visit this page

Mrunal Dusanis

Mrunal Dusanis was born on 20th June 1988, is a Marathi actress. She was born on 20th June 1988 in Nashik. She is popular for lead roles on Marathi television programs. She did her schooling from Maratha High School and later went to HPT College followed by doing her Masters in Journalism. Visit this page

Shruti Marathe

Shruti Marathe Shruti Marathe is an Indian film actress known for her works in Marathi cinema, Tamil cinema, and television. She made her film debut with the Marathi film Sanai Choughade produced by Shreyas Talpade, and the Tamil film Indira Vizha Visit this page

Mrunmayee Deshpande

Mrunmayee Deshpande Mrunmayee Deshpande is an Indian film actress, who appears in Bollywood and Marathi movies. She has appeared in Hindi and Marathi films and TV serials and established herself as one of Marathi cinemas average actresses and an accomplished dancer. Her first daily soap was aired on Star Pravah, named Agnihotra. Visit this page

Swati Limaye

Swati Limaye Swati Limaye is an actress from the Marathi community. In the past she has done some Marathi theatre, but so far she has done only one TV series. Her most memorable role as Saraswati was in Laxmi Vs Saraswati serial Star Pravah. In that episode, Saraswati emphasizes the importance of educating people to lead a healthy and stress-free life. The show's producers had been Reliance Major Produces. In addition to acting, Swati is well versed in her ability to sing and dance. She is 5 foot 1 inch tall. Visit this page

Pradnya Jadhav

Pradnya Jadhav Pradnya Jadhav (Jadhav) is a Marathi film industry actor who was born September 09, 1984. In Marathi cinema Jadhav has contributed to films such as Sasu Numbari Jawai Dus Numbri, Sasar Maze He Mandir, Gondya Martay Tangda, Jogwa Amba Baicha, Majhya Aaila Jaun Saangaa and many more. She is a contributor to TV series Mala Sasu Havi on Marathi Television. Visit this page

Nivedita Joshi

Nivedita Joshi Nivedita Saraf is an Indian actress who spent the late 1980s and early 1990s working in Marathi and Hindi film industry. She is married to actor Ashok Saraf of Marathi and Hindi films. She has played a lead role on Zee Marathi since July 2019 in the Marathi-language serial Aagabai Sasubai. Visit this page

Amruta Subhash

Amruta Subhash Amruta Subhash is an acclaimed Indian actress who works in films, television, and theatre, and most recently starred in Zoya Akhtars Gully Boy. She is a graduate from the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She made a splashing debut with the National Award winning film and India’s Oscar entry for the year, Shwaas. Visit this page

Pallavi Subhash

Pallavi Subhash Pallavi Subhash Shirke (born 9 June 1987) is an Indian film and television actress. A Maharashtrian model turned actress, she has started her career with Marathi plays, films and TV shows, then appeared in Hindi TV shows. She's the only Marathi actress who has worked in not only all south Indian languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, but in Sri Lankan language too. Pallavi won a Golden Petal Award in 2016 as Dharma in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Visit this page

Akshaya Gurav

Akshaya Gurav Akshaya Gurav is a Marathi model and actress who hails form Mumbai. She made her acting debut in the lead role with the Marathi television soap opera Mendichya Panavar on ETV Marathi. Akshaya Gurav is a popular Marathi TV actress who was born and brought up in Mumbai. She was born on 23rd March 1990 and is an active girl in small screen. In fact, she is a model turned actress. She did her schooling from Mumbai from the Lokmanya Vidya Mandir, Mahim, while did her Bachelor’s program in Management from the college Welingkar Institute of Management. Talking about her personal life, she is currently married and her husband’s name is Bhushan Wani while she got married in May 2017 as she says she has achieved a lot now and that marriage was now the right thing in her life to do. She comes from a modest family with his father works in Maharashtra Police and her mother is a housewife. Her family lives in Police colony and none of her family member is from acting or film background. Initially, she wanted to be into the corporate world hence she studied management program from the known college Welingkar Institute of Management. But while she was in college she was offered the modelling work that soon led her to the acting world in Marathi segment. Earlier she had some problems in her accent and prononciation that affected her professional life but soon she worked on it to bag several TV shows. She has done shows like Manasicha Chitrakaar To as Tejaswini (Star Pravah) and Mendichya Panavar (Etv Marathi) and talking about the film, she did Fekam Faak in the year 2013. She is the Brand Ambassador Face of Mind Set Production and Green Value Product. She has been the part of L.S.Raheja Fashion Show and photoshoot along with Magazine Photoshoots and Cloths Brand Photo Shoots besides being on the top at the Jewellery Photoshoots & Fashion show. Stay tuned to us to know more about her and others. Visit this page

Usha Jadhav

Usha Jadhav Usha Jadhav is an Indian Marathi-language actress who has worked in feature films, short films and television. She is best known for her role in the 2012 Marathi film Dhag for which she won National Film Award for Best Actress at the 60th National Film Awards Visit this page

Kranti Redkar

Kranti Redkar Kranti Redkar is a Marathi film, television and stage actress. Redkar made her film debut in the 2000 Marathi film Soon Asavi Ashi, opposite Ankush Choudhary. Later she played the important role of a kidnapped girl in Prakash Jha's 2003 Hindi film Gangaajal. Redkar is best known for her super hit popular Marathi song Kombdi palali, tangdi dharun ....langadi ghalaya laagli opposite Bharat Jadhav in the popular 2006 Marathi film Jatra, with music by Ajay-Atul. Ajay and Atul used the tune of the song Kombdi Palali ... from Jatra for the song Chikani Chameli in the 2012 Hindi film Agneepath. Redkar is currently directing the movie named KAAKAN starring Jitendra Joshi and Urmila Kanitkar. Redkar played Mother Teresa as a three-year-old in school, she scarcely envisioned that she would later act in a film about her. In 2014 she played Deepa Ambereesh in The Letters, a biographical drama film about Mother Teresa. Visit this page

Sukanya Kalan

Sukanya Kalan Sukanya Kalan is marathi actress. Visit this page

Sharmishtha Raut

Sharmishtha Raut Sharmishtha Raut is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Marathi film and television industry. She is popular for her negative role of Neerajaa in the serial Mann Udhaan Varyache which aired on Star Pravah. She is also known for her role in Zee Marathi Serial Unch Maza Zoka Aahe. Her most memorable role was Neerja / Nirja in Mann Udhan Varyache, and then she played a major role in other television series. In May 2018, she joined the Bigg Boss Marathi Show (1st season) as one of the contestants. Despite becoming a well-known face on television, Raut prefers theatre, giving more work satisfaction. Visit this page

Madhura Velankar

Madhura Velankar Madhura Velankar-Satam is a playwright from India. She is a four-time recipient of the State Award, acting in Bollywood and Marathi movies, and establishing herself as one of the leading actresses in Marathi cinema. She is known in Sarivar Sari for critically acclaimed roles such as Gojiri. Visit this page

Deepali Pansare

Deepali Pansare Deepali Pansare was born in Nashik. She has completed her studies in Software Engineering & worked in that field before shifting to full time acting. Visit this page

Dipti Ketkar

Dipti Ketkar Deepti Samel Ketkar is a well known Marathi television actress and a professional dancer. She is popularly known for her role as Abhilasha in the serial Mala Sasu Havi. Dipti Ketkar was born as Dipti Samel on 16th April in Mumbai. Visit this page

Swarda Thigale

Swarda Thigale Swarda Thigale was born on 29 October 1993 (age 25 years; as in 2018) in Pune, Maharashtra. ... She attended Pune's Sinhgad Spring Dale School and went to Fergusson College, Pune to pursue her graduation. She was good at academics and secured 92 percent in her SSC examination. Visit this page

Sai lokur

Sai lokur Sai lokur came to fame as a contestant in Bigg Boss Marathi 1 Sai Lokur is an Indian actress. Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon is her Bollywood movie along with Kapil Sharma Visit this page

Rupali Bhosle

Rupali Bhosle Rupali Bhosle is an Indian television actress. She is known for Sab TVs show Badi Door Se Aaye Hain. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss Marathi in 2019 Visit this page

Sonam Pawar

Sonam Pawar sonam pawar marathi actress Visit this page

Hruta Durgule

Hruta Durgule Hruta Durgule is one of the new faces in Marathi television Industry. Hruta Durgule beauty led her to new heights in a short time. Visit this page

Tanvi Palav

Tanvi Palav Tanvi Palav is Marathi actress commonly known as Pranjal for her role in Javai Vikat Ghene Aahe, a Zee Marathi TV serial. In this serial she is playing lead role of character called Pranjal. She has also worked in other Marathi TV serials like Maan Udhaan Varyache & Rang Mazha Vegla. Visit this page

Sanskruti Balgude

Sanskruti Balgude Sanskruti Balgude is an Indian film and television actress who appears in the Marathi film Industry. Balgude is best known for her film Sarva Line Vyasta Ahet. She made her debut in the Marathi TV show Pinjara which aired on Zee Marathi. Visit this page

Manava Naik

Manava Naik Manava Naik is a Mumbai-born Indian actress, emcee and producer. She has appeared in many Marathi movies, films, and shows on Hindi Television. She began her career with Special Squad's Star One TV series. Visit this page

Namrata Gaikwad

Namrata Gaikwad Namrata Gaikwad is a popular Actor. Latest movies in which Namrata Gaikwad has acted are Bedhadak, Ayal Jeevichiruppundu, Mazhi Tapasya, Zari and Saubhagya Majha Daivat. Visit this page

Spruha Joshi

Spruha Joshi Spruha Joshi is an Indian television, film and theater actress, a television anchor working in the Marathi film and television industry. She is also a movie poet and lyricist. Spruha Joshi, the first child of Shirish Madhusudan Joshi and Shreeya Shirish Joshi, was born in Dadar, Mumbai, on 13 October 1989. She completed her Balmohan Vidyamandir education, Dadar, and graduated from Ruia College afterwards. She made her debut acting appearance in the 2004 Maay Baap drama film. She played the part of an adolescent student of classical music. She had taken a break from films after her debut to complete her graduation. She acted in many plays like GaMaBhaNa, Yugmak, Ek Aur Maiyyat, Santa, Ek Ashi Vyakti, Koi Aisa, Canvas and Ananyaa while at Ramnarain Ruia College. Her first notable appearance on television was in Agnihotra with Uma Group. In 2011, she was seen in the movie Avadhoot Gupte directed by Morya. She was seen in the television show Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta the same year as Kuhu starring Mukta Barve and Swapnil Joshi in lead roles.In 2012 she played Ramabai Ranade's lead role in Unch Maaza Zoka, directed by Viren Pradhan. She has also played the part of child artist on Zee Marathi in the Marathi series De Dhamal. Spruha was seen as a lead character Advocate Isha Deshmukh in the series Eka Lagnachi Teesri Goshta, in 2013. The next film Spruha made alongside Umesh Kamat was A Paying Ghost. The film has received positive critics and audience feedback. The next film from Spruha, Bioscope, was released July 17, 2015. It contains four short films directed by Ravi Jadhav, Gajendra Ahire, Girish Mohite, and Viju Mane, all based on four poems by wellknown poets. Spruha will be seen on the basis of the poet Kishor Kadam's poem by the same name in Viju Mane's Ek Hota Kau Spruha also writes poetry and lyrics for Marathi albums and movies, in addition to acting in films. The next film from Spruha, Lost and Found, will release on July 29. Golden Gate Motion Pictures' film is a love story and has Siddharth Chandekar as its male lead. She also appeared in Mala Kahich question nahi opposite gashmeer mahajan. She also starred in Deva, opposite Ankush Choudhary. She is currently the host of the musical program "Sur Nava Dhyas Nava" in Colours Marathi She appears as Vidya in 2019 in a Marathi thriller film, Vicky Velingkar. Sonalee Kulkarni appears in titular role in the film. Visit this page

Smita Shewale

Smita Shewale Smita Shewale is an Indian actress known for her work in the Marathi film and television industry. She was born and brought up in Pune. Smita made her acting debut in the 2006 Marathi movie Yanda Kartavya Aahe. It was directed by Kedar Shinde. Visit this page

Kadambari Kadam

Kadambari Kadam Kadambari Kadam is a Marathi actress who also works in television serials. She was born on 13 October 1988 into a Maharashtrian family in Mumbai. Kadambari married cinematographer and director Avinash Arun on 10 November 2016. They had their first child, a son, on 2 May 2018 whom they named Kartik Visit this page

Tejaswini Lonari

Tejaswini Lonari Tejaswini Lonari is a popular Marathi and Hindi actress. She was born 16th September 1989. Tejaswinis most memorable role was as Rani Padmini in Chittod Ki Rani ka Johar. Her education includes a Post Graduation in Business of Film Making and Television and a M.A. degree. Visit this page

Ketaki Mategaonkar

Ketaki Mategaonkar Ketaki Mategaonkar is a playback singer and actress She began acting in the Shala movie. She has also appeared in Marathi movies Aarohi, Kaksparsh and Taani and has played an important role in the movies Taani, Timepass and Phuntroo. She studied at Institute Kaveri. Visit this page

Apurva Nemlekar

Apurva Nemlekar Apurva Nemlekar was born on 27-12-1988 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Film Actor, Television Actor & Theatre Actor who is known for her work in Marathi, Telugu cinema as well as Bollywood film industry. She was born and raised in Dadar, Mumbai. Se finished her schooling at the I.E.S School (King George) of the Hindu Colony, Dadar, Mumbai. She finished her BMS degree at D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Matunga West, Mumbai. Upon completing her studies, she began working at her dad's business (an event marketing service). In 2011, she made her TV debut with the Zee Marathi television show Aabhas ha. She made her Marathi film debut in Umesh Namjoshi's film "Bhakarkhadi 7 km," released on 09-05-2014. She has also appeared in movies entitled Ishq Wala Love, The Accidental Prime Minister and Mixer. On TV, she is best known for her appearance in Aabhas Ha, Tu Jivala Guntvave & Ratris Khel Chale 2. In 2016, she received the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad Best Comedy Actress Award for Theatre, Mumbai. It was born to Subhash Nemlekar and Supriya Nemlekar. She's got a brother named Omkar Nemlekar and a niece. In 2014, she was married to Rohan Deshpande. She is currently single and lives with her mother. Visit this page

Smita Gondkar

Smita Gondkar Smita Gondkar is an Indian actress who primarily works in Marathi and Hindi movies. She also featured in Pappi De Parula, a Marathi music video. Smita Gondkar has served alongside people from 55 nations in the United States with Disney Cruise Line. Also, she's a professional stunt biker. She was the only female semi-finalist on MTV Stunt Mania series in 2009.She started her career with Marathi movies such as Mumbaicha Dabewala, Satya-More Than Human, Hip Hip Hurrah and Bayko No 1. For her performance in Gadbad Gondhal the 2017 Ambarnath Marathi Film Festival nominated her for Best Actress. She is currently doing Light Ek Kaloakh, a Marathi film. Her romantic Marathi movie Gadbad Gondhal is scheduled for release in 2018. She is one of Colors Marathi's reality show Season 1 finalists Big Boss Marathi, she was 2nd runner-up in the competition. Visit this page

Mukta Barve

Mukta Barve Mukta Barve is an Indian television, film and theatre actress and a producer. One of the most popular Marathi celebrities, she has established a career in Marathi films. She is a recipient of seven Maharashtra State Film Awards one for Best Debut and other six for Best Actress in different plays and films Visit this page

Pooja Sawant

Pooja Sawant Pooja Sawant is an Indian film actress who appears in Marathi movies. She made her debut in Sachit Patils multistarer film Kshanbhar Vishranti in 2010. Visit this page

Tejaswini Pandit

Tejaswini Pandit Tejaswini Pandit is a Marathi film & television actress. Pandit played a negative role in Aga Bai Arrecha directed by Kedar Shinde.After that she did a theatre play Rakheli. She next played role of a woman who gets trapped with terrorist group inVavtal. She was also seen in the film Gaiir. Visit this page

Rinku Rajguru

Rinku Rajguru Rinku Rajguru is a Marathi film actress best known for her role in the film Sairat. She was born in Akluj. She met the director of Sairat, Nagraj Manjule, in 2013 and he asked her to audition for the role Visit this page

Ruchita Jadhav

Ruchita Jadhav Ruchita Jadhav is a popular Actor. Latest movies in which Ruchita Jadhav has acted are Bhavishyachi Aishi Taishi : The Prediction, Manus Ek Mati, Aata Majhi Hatli, Bhootacha Honeymoon and Fekam Fak Visit this page

Marathi Actress :

Actress may be a term used interchangeably with "actor" for a female performer in films, plays, radio and television . In this webpage, we made the list of bollywood actress. Bollywood : Hindi cinema, often referred to as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is that the Indian Hindi-language movie industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The term may be a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". The industry is said to Tamil movie industry (Kollywood), Telugu movie industry (Tollywood) and other industries, making up Indian Cinema – the world's largest. Indian cinema is that the world's largest movie industry in film production, with an annual output of 1,986 feature films in 2017. Bollywood is its largest film maker , with 364 Hindi films produced in 2017. Bollywood represents 43 percent of Indian net box-office revenue; Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36 percent, and therefore the remaining regional cinema constituted 21 percent in 2014. Bollywood is one among the most important centres of film production within the world. In 2001 ticket sales, Indian cinema (including Bollywood) reportedly sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets worldwide, compared to Hollywood's 2.6 billion tickets sold. Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu (or Hindustani), mutually intelligible by Hindi and Urdu speakers, and modern Bollywood films increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish. Influence of Bollywood : Perhaps Bollywood's greatest influence has been on India's national identity, where (with the rest of Indian cinema) it has become part of the "Indian story".In India, Bollywood is usually related to India's national identity. According to economist and Bollywood biographer Meghnad Desai, "Cinema actually has been the foremost vibrant medium for telling India its own story, the story of its struggle for independence, its constant struggle to realize national integration and to emerge as a worldwide presence". Scholar Brigitte Schulze has written that Indian films, most notably Mehboob Khan's Mother India (1957), played a key role in shaping the Republic of India's national identity in the early years after independence from the British Raj; the film conveyed a sense of Indian nationalism to urban and rural citizens alike. Bollywood has long influenced Indian society and culture because the biggest entertainment industry; many of the country's musical, dancing, wedding and fashion trends are Bollywood-inspired. Bollywood fashion trendsetters have included Madhubala in Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994). Bollywood has also had a socio-political impact on Indian society, reflecting Indian politics. In classic 1970s Bollywood films, Bombay underworld crime films written by Salim-Javed and starring Amitabh Bachchan such as Zanjeer (1973) and Deewaar (1975) reflected the socio-economic and socio-political realities of contemporary India. They channeled growing popular discontent and disillusionment and state failure to ensure welfare and well-being at a time of inflation, shortages, loss of confidence in public institutions, increasing crime and the unprecedented growth of slums. Salim-Javed and Bachchan's films dealt with urban poverty, corruption and organised crime; they were perceived by audiences as anti-establishment, often with an "angry young man" protagonist presented as a vigilante or anti-hero whose suppressed rage voiced the anguish of the urban poor.