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Anant Mahadevan

Anant Mahadevan

also credited as Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, is a screenwriter, actor, and director of Hindi and Marathi films and television serials in India. Having been an integral part of the Indian television serials and Hindi movies since the 1980s, he is also involved in the professional English and Hindi theatre.

Career

Ananth along with Sanjay Pawar received the National Award (2010) for the Best Screenplay and Dialogues for the successful Marathi movie Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. The film also fetched him the special jury award at the National Film awards 2010.

Mahadevan’s film Gour Hari Dastaan was part of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (2014) Goa, at the International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK (2014), the International Film Festival of Bangalore, and at the International Film Festival of Chennai (2014). His next film Rough Book created excitement in the festival circuit and the Film Bazaar held in Goa.

Ananth Narayan Mahadevan plays the role of Damodar in the 2018 Hindi feature film Evening Shadows, directed by Sridhar Rangayan and produced by Solaris Pictures.[5] He plays the role of a strict patriarch who has his set opinions and wants other members in his family – his wife Vasudha (Mona Ambegaonkar), sister Sarita (Yamini Singh) and son Kartik (Devansh Doshi) – to obey his commands.

Filmography
Director
Films
Rukhmabai Bhimrao Raut (Marathi) (2016 upcoming film)
RoughBook (upcoming film)
The Storyteller (Upcoming film)
Aksar 2 (2017)
Life’s Good (2016)
Gour Hari Dastaan (2015 film)
The Xposé (2014 film)
Staying Alive (2012)[9]
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) (2010)
Red Alert: The War Within (2009)
Anamika: The Untold Story (2008)
Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror (2007)
Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever (2007)
Aksar (2006)
Dil Maange More!!! (2004)
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002)
Television
Devi (2003)
Jaan (1998-1999)
Ghar Jamai (1997)
Dekh Bhai Dekh (1994)

Writer

Anamika: Te Untold Story (2008) (screenplay)
Aksar (2006) (story)
Dil Maange More!!! (2004) (story)
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (screenplay)

Actor

Chandni (1989) – Chandni’s friend’s husband
The Sword of Tipu Sultan (1990) – Pandit Purnaiya
Vishkanya – Bajrang
Nagin Aur Lootere (1992) – Nagraj
Khiladi (1992) – Neelam’s Uncle
Professor Ki Padosan (1993)
Gardish (1993) – Havaldar Sawant
Baazigar (1993) – Vishwanath Sharma (Ajay’s father)
Kanoon (1993) – Pasha Polyster (Vijay Saxena’s assistant)
Gangster
Prem Yog
Live Today
God and Gun
Janam Kundli
Gaddaar
Hum Dono
Akele Hum Akele Tum
Vijeta
Yes Boss
Ishq
Miss 420
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
Main Solah Baras Ki
Kudrat (1998)
Dil Kya Kare – DCP Krishan Kumar
Mann – Creditor
Baadshah (1999) (uncredited) – Seth. Mahendra
Rhythm (2000; Tamil film)
Shikaar (2004)
Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller
Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke
Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai
Aisaa Kyon
Satta
Joggers’ Park
Sandwich
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed…
Aap Kaa Surroor – TV News Reporter
Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever (2007) – Film Director
Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run (2008) – Harbans Singh
EMI: Liya Hai To Chukana Padega (2008) – Babu
8 x 10 Tasveer (2009) – Sundar Puri
Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke (2010) – V.G Chunawala
Barood : (The Fire) – A Love Story (2010) – Amrit Vohra
Staying Alive (2012)
The Xposé (2014)
Papanasam (2015; Tamil film)
Aadat Se Majboor (TV Series) (2017–2018) as Roshan Lal Tootejaa/Darshan Lal Tootejaa
Vishwaroopam 2/Vishwaroop 2 (2018; Tamil/Hindi film)
Evening Shadows (2018) – Damodar
2.0 (2018; Tamil film)
The Xpose Return (2020)
Indian 2 (2021; Tamil film)

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