ABOUT

Early Life

Kedar Shinde was born on January 16, 1973. He completed his school education in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Soon after, he started his career as an artist by joining Maharashtrachi Lokdhara, a renowned troupe formed by his grandfather, Padma Shri Shahir Sable, which performed Folk dances of Maharashtra all over India. Since childhood, Kedar started gaining knowledge of performing arts from his grandfather, who is considered as the Pioneer of Performing Arts in Maharashtra. At a very young age, Kedar developed a strong connection with performing arts through his active participation in Maharashtrachi Lokdhara, where he met several artists whom he later went on to direct in various projects. After Lokdhara, Kedar gained knowledge and experience in writing, directing and acting by participating in several One-Act Play Competitions across Maharashtra.

Career

After winning several One-Act Play Competitions, Kedar finally entered the world of commercial theatre by directing the play Bombay Meri Jaan. Soon after, Kedar delivered a streak of commercially and critically successful Marathi Plays - Aamchya Saarkhe Aamich, Shreemant Damodar Pant, Tu Tu Mi Mi and Gopala Re Gopala. He went on to direct Sahi Re Sahi which is considered as a classic in Marathi Theatre and is also one of the most successful Marathi plays. 

After a golden run in Marathi Theatre, Kedar directed several TV Shows for Zee Marathi - Shreeyut Gangadhar Tipare, Ghadalay Bighadalay, Hasa Chakat Fu, Madhu Ithe Aani Chandra TitheSaheb Bibi Ani Mi and the TV version of Maharashtrachi Lokdhara. He also directed Aali Lahar Kela Kahar for Colors Marathi. All of Kedar's TV Shows went on to become commercially successful with Shreeyut Gangadhar Tipare being considered as a classic in Marathi Television Industry.

Kedar decided to enter the Marathi Cinema Industry by directing Aga Bai Arrecha! in 2004 which became a massive hit. He went on to deliver many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films - Jatra: Hyalagaad Re Tyalagaad, Yanda Kartavya Aahe, Majha Navra Tujhi Bayko, Mukkam Post London, Yancha Kahi Nem Nahi, Galgale Nighale, Bakula Namdev Ghotale, Irada Pakka, On Duty 24 Taas, Kho Kho, Shrimant Damodar Pant and Aga Bai Arrecha 2.

Kedar has also directed a Hindi Movie - Toh Baat Pakki and two Hindi TV Shows -  Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal for Star Bharat and Super Sisters for SAB TV. He has adapted his own play Sahi Re Sahi in Hindi and Gujarati - Raju, Rajaram aur Main and Phari Ek Vaar - Ame Lai Gaya, Tame Rahi Gaya respectively. He also adapted the Broadway Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong in English with the same name and in Gujarati as Naatak Nu Naatak Naa Naatak.

In 2020, Kedar Shinde along with his wife, Bela Shinde founded a film and television production firm, Swami Creations. Currently, he is working on a Marathi Sitcom TV Series Sukhi Mansacha Sadra for Colors Marathi, produced by Swami Creations. 

Personal Life

Kedar Shinde is the maternal grandson of Padma Shri Shahir Sable and the nephew of reputed Marathi actress Charusheela Sable. He is married to Bela Shinde, whom he met during his Maharashtrachi Lokdhara days. They have one daughter, Sana Shinde. Kedar recognises himself as a Hindu and he is a devotee of Shri Swami Samarth.