Master Vitthal – Actor - 1930

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Master Vithal (-1969).

He debuted as a child artiste at Rajapurkar Natak Mandali and made his first film appearance as a dancing girl in Maharashtra Films' Kalyan Khajina (1924) - but Master Vithal was the consummate action hero of his time! The major break came with Sharada Studios Ratan Manjari (1926) - this was his first lead role and he remained with the studio as major lead over many years.

The stunt film genre was his forte and he consolidated his position with historical films based on Rajput and Maratha themes. These determined his image - the fearless, noble hero loved by all.

Subsequently he moved to Sagar Movietone, and was engaged in a lawsuit with Sharada Studios, defended by no less than M.A. Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan.

Master Vithal starred in India's first talkie, Alam Ara (1931), and later in the super successful Ramshastri (1944).

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