Laxmikant Berde Biography
Laxmikant Berde (November 3, 1954 – December 16, 2004; Mumbai) was an Indian comic actor who acted in many Marathi and Hindi movies.
Berde started his acting career with the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh. In 1983 his first major hit play was with his brother Purshottam Berde's Turtur. Soon Berde started getting offers to act in Marathi films and acted in popular films like Dhum Dhadaka, Ashi Hi Banwa Banvi, Balache Baap Brahmachari, Lek Chalali Sasarla and Thartharat.
Berde's first Hindi film was Sooraj Bharjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya with Salman Khan. Some of his other popular Hindi films include Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Arzoo, Saajan, Beta and 100 Days, and Anari.
In the last years of his life, Berde floated his own production house, Abhinay Arts, named after his son.
According to family sources, Berde had been suffering from a kidney ailment for some time. Laxmikant Berde died in Mumbai on December 16, 2004 after a brief illness.