Age: 37 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
|Real name/Full name||Shashank Shirish Ketkar ((Shashank’s Facebook Account))|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 172 cm
in meters– 1.72 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Marathi Film: One Way Ticket (2016)
TV: Rang Maza Vegla (2012)
2013 and 2014: Best Actor and Best Couple (Shree-Janhavi) Awards by Zee Marathi Awards for Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi
2015: Best Supporting Actor and khil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad Awards by MICTA for Goshta Tashi Gamtichi
2019: Best Couple (Anushri-Siddharth) and Best Actor by Colors Marathi Awards for Sukhachya Sarini He Man Baware
2021: Most Influential Character award by Zee Marathi Utsav Natyancha Awards for Pahile Na Mi Tula
|Date of Birth||15 September 1985 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse(s)||Tejashree Pradhan (actress) (m. 2014 – d. 2015)
Priyanka Dhavle (lawyer) (m. 2017 – Present)
|Children||Son– Rugved Ketkar (b. 2021)|
Father– Shirish Ketkar
Mother– Shilpa Ketkar
|Siblings||Sister– Deeksha Ketkar (actress)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shashank Ketkar
- Shashank Ketkar is an Indian actor who predominantly works in the Marathi television industry. He is also an accomplished theatre artist. He is best known for his work in the Malayalam serials Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi, Sukhachya Sarini He Man Baware, and Pahile Na Mi Tula.
- According to Shashank, he belongs to a middle-class family who wanted him to be a highly educated person. Therefore, he shifted to Australia from India to pursue an engineering degree soon after his school education.
A childhood picture of Shashank Ketkar
- Shashank Ketkar completed his formal education in Sydney, Australia. During his stay in Australia, he was a part of a swimming school of Ian Thorpe, an Olympic gold medalist and worked as a duty manager for some time. He is a qualified swimmer who trained several renowned personalities in Australia in Swimming. In a media conversation, in 2015, he stated that he worked in a senior position at Thorpe’s training school. He said,
I had about 50 Australians working under him at the Thorpe’s training school and he felt superior while working at such a senior position.”
A picture of Thrope and Shashank
- In Australia, Shashank Ketkar was associated with many cultural groups and used to participate in various Marathi plays and musical programs organised by these groups. Soon after completing his studies, he returned to India from Australia and started indulging himself in the performing arts and used to like it as a hobby. Later, he became a part of a theatre group in Pune named Sudarshan Rangamanch and participated in the play Purnaviram. It was his debut play, which was directed by Pramod Kale and written by Sachin Kundalkar.
- Thereafter, Shashank Ketkar started giving auditions for many Marathi television shows. He made his acting debut with the Marathi television show Kalay Tasmay Namah aired on ETV Marathi in which he appeared as Kailash who was the grandson of Vikram Gokhale.
- Shashank Ketkar appeared as a negative character in the television serial Swapnanchya Palikadale, which was telecasted on Star Pravah as Aniket Gaydhani.
Shashank Ketkar in a still from the serial Swapnanchya Palikadale
- In 2012, Shashank Ketkar made his film debut with the Marathi film Rang Maza Vegla.
- In 2013, Shashank Ketkar came into the limelight when he started working in a lead role as Shreerang ‘Shree’ Gokhale in the Zee Marathi television serial Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi. His character in the serial earned him immense popularity and fame. He received the “Best Actor” and “Best Couple” awards along with his co-star Janhavi, who played his wife in the show. This show was the recipient of a total of eleven awards for its picturisation and characters.
Shashank Ketkar on the poster of the serial Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi
- In 2015, the lead characters of the show ‘ Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi’ became so popular on many social media platforms after their famous dialogue in the show “Kahihi ha Shree!” started trending.
- In 2014, Shashank Ketkar was cast in a theatre play Goshta Tashi Gamtichi in which he played the role of Mangesh Kadam and Leena Bhagwat’s son. His performance in the play was so much appreciated that it earned him the Best Supporting Actor (Commercial Plays) at the 2015 Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad Awards. Shashank Ketkar then appeared in two more theatre plays Purnaviram and Kusum Manohar Lele.
- In 2015, Shashank Ketkar appeared in a music album “Yaara,” which was released by Sagarika Musics. The popular Marathi singer Deepika Jog lent her voice to the song and was featured in the video along with Shashank Ketkar.
Shashank Ketkar on the poster of the music album Yaara
- In 2018, Shashank Ketkar appeared in the film 31 Divas. It was in news at that time that the filmmakers received a lot of criticism for revealing a lot about the plot of the film in its teaser. However, Shashank stated in a media conference that the suspense was not completely out in the promos, and there was still a lot of conspiracy in the film.
- In 2017, the Times of India ranked Shashank Ketkar 15th among the Top 20 Most Desirable Men in Maharashtra. In the following year, he was ranked 12th in the same. In 2019, the Times of India ranked him 24th among the Most Desirable Men of the year. Shashank Ketkar was ranked 19th by The Times of India in the Top 20 Most Desirable Men of 2020. In 2018, the Times of India ranked him 7th in its list of Top 15 Most Desirable Men on Marathi Television. In 2020, he was ranked 8th in the same.
- Shashank Ketkar and his wife are compassionate animal lovers. They have pet cats at their home. They often post pictures of their pets on social media.
Shashank Ketkar with his wife and pet cat