Born on 24 July 1932 in Chalisgaon, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, Shri Madhukar Toradmal is a wellknown
director, actor, and playwright of the Marathi theatre. Making a start with amateur
theatricals in his schooldays, he has emerged as a prominent stage personality and has made
significant contributions in various aspects of the art of drama.
Shri Toradmal has directed some of the most popular plays of the Marathi stage including alltime favourites such as Ekach Pyala, Tuzhe Ahe Tuzhyapashi, Udyacha Sansar, Prem Sanyas, Vidyaharan, Durache Dive, Gharat Phulala Parijat. Plays written by him include Bhowara, Sainik Navacha Manus, Kale Bet Lal Batti, Goodbye Doctor, Tarun Turka Mhatare Arka, Zanj, and Rananabandh. He has besides written an autobiographical work on his career in theatre – Teesari Ghanta – and its sequel Uttar Mamayan. His biography of Ingrid Bergman and Lawrence Oliver is titled Ek Samrdnyi Ek Samrat. Rangroop Darshan is his book on the making of a play. Shri Toradmal has also adapted Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, titled Ayushya Pelatana, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – Samaj Ari Gairsamaj.
Shri Toradmal is the recipient of a number of awards including the Rangbhoomi Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar.
Shri Madhukar Toradmal receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Puraskar for his contribution to Indian theatre as a director.