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Family members

Father Kamlakar
Mother Suhasini Palekar
Ex-wife Chitra
Wife Sandhya Gokhale
Children Shalmalee, Samiha
Sisters Neelam, Rekha, Unnati

Short biography

Amol Palekar was born on 24th November 1944 in Mumbai. He attended Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai and graduated in Fine Arts. He started his career as a painter and had seven painting exhibitions of his own. He developed interest in theatre and started to work for Marathi plays. He used to work at Bank of India before finding full time career in acting.

He made his film debut with Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe in 1971 directed by Satyadev Dubey. His Bollywood debut was with Rajnigandha co-starring Vidya Sinha and Dinesh Thakur. He gained popularity after his blockbuster hit Gol Maal in 1979 co-starring Utpal Dutt and Bindiya Goswami. His directorial venture Paheli starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Juhi Chawla, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Sunil Shetty was a big success.

Amol Palekar family members’ names and photos

Parents

He was born to Kamlakar, an employee of General Post Office and Suhasini Palekar, an employee of a private company.

Sisters

He has three sisters, Neelam, Rekha and Unnati.

Ex-wife [1 daughter]

He was married to Chitra for sometimes before marrying Sandhya Gokhale. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Shalmalee who is currently working as a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Amol Palekar Ex-wife Chitra

Wife and children [1 daughter]

He is married to Sandhya Gokhale qualified lawyer and writer. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Samiha.

Amol Palekar Wife Sandhya GokhaleAmol Palekar daughter Samiha