Aakash Dabhade has worked in a number of movies and started his career from the movie 3 idiots. As of now, he has done 17 movies and 40 commercials. His recent movie released is article 15 which is getting amazing response.
Talking about his background he was born in Nagpur, Vidarbha but was brought up in Mumbai. At the age of 2, he came to Mumbai with his dad Shankarrao Dabhade who was a state government official and was transferred to Mumbai. He comes from a very educated family. His father Shankarrao Dabhade has done M tech, Mom Aruna Dabhade has done MA in Marathi literature, elder brother Kshitij Dabhade did BE, MBA, elder sister Prajakta Dabhade is MS from the USA. He has done 8 years of hardcore theatre from his college days and then worked as an assistant director for the film Ferrari Ki Sawaari.
Working with aayushman was a super cool experience and he is probably the best co-actor ever. He acts and lets you act. He is a very sincere actor which is reflected in his eyes on screen and because of that he could pull off ayan ranjan the cop in article 15 with full conviction says Aakash.
He completed 10 years in Bollywood this year. His first film was supposed to be with Mallika Sherawat titled Masquerade directed by Kundan shah but for some unknown reason, it was not made. One of his assistants came to see his one-act Hindi play ‘Ek aur mayyat’ for which he won the Balraj sahini trophy for outstanding performance and later offered him a part in the film. he was called for an audition and Kundan shah sir stopped his audition in between and said, ‘’ I already like you’ you have an expressive face you’re doing this part. I was in college at that time doing my third year BA but the film could not see the light of the day and hence my debut film happened to be 3 idiots says aakash”
On the success of Article 15 how Aakash feels like?
‘I am really happy that people are loving article 15. I am getting all the positive messages about the film and for my performance as well..not just via messages even people are appreciating on social media Instagram and Facebook and I am happy people are loving it because it’s the most relevant and important film of this year. As an actor, you always want to be a part of such films. Article 15 of our constitution is about equality for all irrespective of caste, religion, and community. The film is all about this and nothing else. Article 15 is a hard-hitting commentary on ill effects of caste system.’
I thank Anubhav Sinha sir for making me a part of article 15. He is the coolest, smartest, and sorted director I have come across. He shot the film in March and released it in June.That’s the fastest release I have ever seen.