Madhavrao Khadilkar is the Chief Trustee of Uttung Sanskrutik Pariwar. Born in Sangali, Maharashtra, Madhavrao Khadilkar graduated from the National School of Drama, New Delhi under national scholarship. He received valuable training and guidance from Prof. Ebrahim Alkazi. During this period, he played central roles in many plays like “Othello”, “SkandGupta”, “Hiroshima” and “Three Penny Opera”. He then went to Germany on an international scholarship to study the western drama and theatre, especially German, from the German National Theatre, Weimar and Berlin. He received guidance from Fritz Bennewitz of the German National Theatre, Weimar. He participated in many activities such as organizing an exhibition of photographs on the theme – “Influence of Shakespeare on Marathi Drama and Theatre”.
Madhavrao has contributed substantially to dramatics and theatre in his illustrious and active career. Some of his notable achievements are :
> Directed the plays “Sangeet Swayamwar” and “Daryasagar” for Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh.
> He played important roles in the plays “Sangeet Swayamwar” and “Sangeet Ka Dhadila Ram Tine Vani”.
> Translated the play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” in Marathi by the name “Ajab Nyaya Vartulacha”. The Marathi play was showcased in Switzerland and Germany.
> Directed the comedy play “Sangeet Natya Kallol”.
> Wrote the play “Om Rigvedaya Namaha” about the ancient Indian epic Rigveda.
> Wrote, directed, produced and played the lead role in the play “Anaadi Mee Anant Mee” depicting the revolutionary thoughts and patriotism of the patriotic life of Swatantryaveer Sawarkar. The play was inaugurated in the famous India House in London, UK and he performed over 150 shows of this play in India and countries like the UK, US and Canada. He received felicitation from Govt. of Maharashtra for the script of the play.
> Wrote and directed plays like “Samar Swatantryache”, “Amrut Natyagatha”.
> Directed ten plays for the Maharashtra Mandal, New Delhi. Worked as an assistant director and producer for the song and drama division.
> Directed and acted as Lokmanya Tilak in the Independence Day parrade tableau representating the Govt. of Maharashtra. The tableau received the National prize for the best tableau.
> Honored the post of Director of the Drama training courses for Mumbai Marathi Grantha Sangrahalaya and Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad
> Graced the post of Director of “Amrut Natya Bharati” – A premier drama training institute owned by the Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh.