The man who spread the fire of “garv aahe mala me Marathi aslyacha” in thousands of hearts throughout Maharashtra, we all know that he is none other than Sachin Khedekar.

Born and brought up in Vile Parle East, he has been fond of acting since his college days as he was a part of the theatre group in his college. But he first completed his education from Thadumal Shahani College of Engineering before starting his career as an actor. And ever since then, like he said ‘he got sucked into the profession of acting’ deeper and deeper and has shown us his versatility over the past 25 years. He has been a big part of theatre, television as well as feature films (Marathi, Hindi and Tamil.) He believes that “theatre belongs to the actor, television to the writers and films belong to the director.” So as a true actor theatre will always hold an exceptionally important place in his heart. And his films help him reach out to his audience and give his fans what they want.

When asked about his recent television show, Kon Hoil Marathi Crorepati (Marathi KBC) he excitedly expresses how overwhelmed he is to be doing this show. But also talks about the pressure since the Hindi KBC show is synonymous with Mr.Amitabh Bacchan but also takes pride in hosting the Marathi show as he shares an amazing connection with the Marathi crowd being a Maharashtrian himself. He enjoys talking to them and loves to see someone’s life change drastically.

Next he shares with us his unique experience and joy of working with one of the pioneers of the film industry, Mr. Shyam Benegal. There’s a hint of nostalgia in his eyes as he talks about his beloved role of the great leader, Subhash Chandra Bose. He says, “Mr. Benegal is the best teacher I have had.” He also tells us how much influence Mr. Benegal has on his life professionally as well as personally as a guide and a philosopher. He has helped him deliver his roles efficiently and also inculcate the qualities of a character and portray it not only on the screen, but beyond it where it reaches his audience, which is evident in his magnificent movies "Me Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy, Kaksparsha and Taryanche Bet" After asking him about the one thing that he would like to change about the film industry, he said he would love to change the perception of Bollywood internationally wherein they just think of it in terms of song and dance. He wishes to take it beyond Bollywood and wants the international market to notice other qualities as well. Also expresses a little disappointment because he wishes to bring up the Marathi film industry at par with Bollywood as he strongly believes that the content in Marathi films is better than Hindi films.

When asked about a different career options, he laughs it off with a wave and says that he is too much into acting now to have any other options but he would surely love to try a hand at directing if given a choice.

In spite of all the great work, he modestly says that he still feels underutilised and wants to explore extensively, and give his best in this industry and to his fans.