Abhinay Berde is an Indian model and actor. He mainly works in the Marathi entertainment industry. He is also the son of famous Marathi actor Laxmikant Berde.
Abhinay L Berde was born on Monday, 3 November 1997 (age 24, as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharastra. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He received his school education from Singhad Spring Dale Public School, Pune. Later, Abhinay Berde went to Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai, and Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics to complete his graduation.
Since childhood, Abhinay aspired to become an actor. While he was in school, he acted in stage plays and Annual functions. In an interview, Abhinay said,
As a kid, I have always dreamt of becoming an actor even before I knew anything about my parents’ work in the industry. Films have had a huge influence on me not only during my childhood but even on my journey as an actor. For me, it was never about just being an actor, it is also about making good films and entertaining the audience. I always wanted to become an actor, cinema has been my passion, and if my parents were not in the acting field, I would still have chosen to be an actor.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Abhinay belongs to a Maharashtrian Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Abhinay Berde’s father’s name is Laxmikant Berde, and he was a renowned Marathi actor. In 2004, Laxmikant Berde died of kidney failure.
Abhinay Berde’s mother’s name is Priya Berde and she’s also an actress.
Abhinay’s grandmother, Lata Arun was a Marathi actress and his grandfather, Arun Karnataki, was a director and actor in the Marathi film industry.
Abhinay has a younger sister named Swanandi Berde. During their childhood, Abhinay and Swanandi stayed in the same hostel and completed their schooling at Singhad Spring Dale Public School, Pune.
Abhinay started his career as a theatre artist, and in the initial years of his career, he used to perform in AmyGo and Pruthvi Theatre. In an interview, Abhinay stated,
I was doing theatre at that time. I was working in Intercollege Drama Team at Mithibai College, Mumbai. We performed in one of the reputed competitions held under the Mumbai University. Students from all over Maharashtra had come to compete. Also, renowned directors and producers have been attending these inter-college competitions and events in search of fresh talents. Our play won the gold medal, and I won the Best Actor award for the play that year
He made his debut with the Marathi film Ti Saddhya Kay Karte (2017) in which he played the role of young Anurag.
Abhinay then appeared in the film Ashi Hi Aashiqui (2019), directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar, who is also a friend of Abhinay’s father, Late Laxmikant Berde. The film’s story revolves around Swayam and Amarja’s love story, in which Amarja is diagnosed with a fatal disease. Despite their young age, the couple decides to marry after learning about the disease. In an interview, while talking about his relationships with director Sachin Pilgaonkar, he said,
I share a very different kind of a relationship with him because he has seen me since I was a baby. He is a very dear friend of my father (Late. Laxmikant Berde) and they shared a brotherly bond. I would call Sachin sir ‘Kaka’ before shooting this film. So, once I got on board, I started calling him ‘Sir’, and then it was a teacher-student relationship, which accordingly translated to father-son, director-actor relationship. Whenever we are not shooting, we are good friends and talk over a drink because he’s young at heart. He’s got many interesting things to say and you learn a lot from him.”
In 2019, he appeared in a lead role in the Marathi film Rampaat. Talking about his character, Abhinay said,
My role in the film Rampat is very energetic. I play the role of Mithoon, or commonly called as – rampat Mithun in the film, in the typical village language. The character is extremely energetic; he is a Maharashtrian boy who loves watching films and dreams of being a big superstar in the film industry. Mithoon is someone who is very filmy and knows how to mimic other actors; be it Amitabh Bachchan or Mithun Chakraborty, he is good at it. His journey starts when he goes to Mumbai. All in all, it is a character to which I can relate to.”
In 2020, Abhinay’s mother Priya Berde revealed a fraudster who was pretending to be Abhinay Berde on social media. The fraudster was cheating on a girl by making a fake profile on Facebook. The victim received a message from the fake account saying “Send your bold photo for a movie”. Abhinay Berde’s mother shared this information through her Facebook account.
In a later interview, Abhinay clarified the situation, saying,
My mother received a message claiming that a fake profile on Facebook by the name of Abhinay Berde, who is messaging some women on the pretext of offering roles for my next film or recommending them for my next film with a well-known director. And claiming that film contains some bold sequence and you need to send your bold pictures.I condemn such type of cheap behaviour and I request you to report and block such imposters. And anyone asking for bold pictures is just being a cheap and it strict action need to take against such people.”
In 2020, he was awarded the best debutant award in Filmfare Marathi Awards.
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- When Abhinay’s father, Laxmikant Berde, died, he was just seven years old.
- Abhinay is also interested in directing films, in addition to acting. In 2020, He has directed a short movie named ‘Close To You’. In an interview, he said,
I recently directed a short film, which was a small stepping-stone for me in the field of direction. I think acting and telling a story go hand in hand. These two complements each other. The actors convey the story to an audience that the writer wrote, and the director has directed.I believe as an actor you need to know how to tell a story. People should be convinced by the story you are telling or the role you are portraying.”
- Abhinay Berde is a trained dancer and a trained boxer.
- Abhinay is a religious person and has a deep faith in Lord Ganesha.
- During his college days, he got an opportunity to make his debut in the Marathi film Zapatlela 2. However, the film didn’t sit right with him even though the director of the film was his father’s friend.
- In an interview, Abhinay stated that he is more inclined toward playing a negative character or characters with dark shade. He said,
I am drawn towards negative characters or characters with a grey shade. Maybe it’s because I am a Scorpion. But I think grey-shade characters attract me more because no one in the real world is black and white. Everyone has a hero as well as a villain in them.I would love to explore these characters on-screen. I like to do action sequences. In my upcoming film, I’ve done a small action scene and I loved shooting it. I loved the rush, the energy, and the style that is required for the main lead to perform an action sequence. I would love to do an extended action sequence; I would love to do a musical as well. Basically, I want to do films that I grew up admiring.”