SARLA YEOLEKAR. Sarla Yeolekar opens the door of bollywood in 1975 by starring the Hindi Movie Zinda Dil. She was the first actress starring in Hindi Movie from Solapur. Her starring seventeen Hindi films list as follows- Kasam khoon ki , Jay Vijay , The great gambler , Zaakol , Daulat , Insaaf kaun karega , Dance Dance , Aaj ke angarre , Commando , Doosara khoon & Love Love Love , Aag se khelenge , Nachnewale Gannewale , Nichay , Namak . She also plays roles several Marathi films.
Another star from Solapur is famous actor Mr. Atul Kulkarni. He played main role in ‘Satta` & as supporting actor in Hey Ram, Chandani Bar & ‘Rang De Basanti` with Amir Khan. He also got several national awards for famous roles. List is as follows. From 1989 to 1992 five best actor award & one best Director award in state level drama competition hold by Maharashtra state government. The play ‘Gandhi Viruddha Ganddhi` gave Atul 8 best actor awards for the year 1996. It was a record in Marathi Professional Theatre.
Atul received his first National Award for Best Actor in supporting role in the year 1999 for the film Hey Ram presented by K.R. Narayanan, the Honorable President of India.
In the year 2002, Atul received his second National Award for Best Actor in supporting role for the film Chandani Bar presented by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the Honorable President of India.
Other Significant Awards
Aditya Birla Foundation AwardFor significant contribution by a new comer in Theatre.
Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad(The All Indian Federation for Marathi Theatre) has specially felicitated Atul twice.
Nanasaheb Phatak AwardFor an aspiring and promising young actor.
Screen Videocon AwardBest Actor for the Marathi film 'Dahavi F'.
Maharashtra Times AwardBest Actor for the Marathi film 'Bhet'.
Alpha Gaurav AwardBest Actor for the Marathi film 'Bhet'.
Maharashtra State Government AwardBest Actor in Supporting Role for the Marathi film 'Bhet'. (Ref. atulkulkarni.com)