Sayaji Shinde is a Marathi film actor from India who is popular in Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood.
He was born in a small village near Satara, Maharashtra.
His career started with a decent role in Shool but it was the Tamil film Bharathi, directed by Gnana Rajasekaran, that made his career. In spite of not knowing the Tamil language, he played the role of Tamil Nadu's greatest ever poet and writer, Subramanya Bharathi, and was honored with a state award for his efforts.
While Shinde was acting in Calcutta Mail, Allu Aravind and Ashwini Dutt recommended that Shinde play the villain in Tagore. Since then, he has been very popular in the Telugu film industry.