Dada Kondke

  • Birthday: 08. August 1932
  • Birthplace: Naigaum, near Lalbaug, Mumbai (Village-Ingavali, Tal-Bhor, Pune)


Krishna Kondke (August 8, 1932 – March 14, 1998), popularly known as Dada Kondke, was a Marathi actor and film producer. He was one of the most renowned personalities in Marathi film industry, famous for his double entendre dialogues in movies.

Kondke was born in a mill-worker's family in Naigaon in central Mumbai[1] on Gokulashtami day and hence was named Krishna.[citation needed] Dada Kondke was entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of films (nine) that achieved silver jubilee (running for 25 consecutive weeks).[2] Kondke was called "Dada", an honorific Marathi term meaning "elder brother", which led to his popular name Dada Kondke. He was credited with introducing the genre of sex comedy to Marathi cinema and Indian cinema.[3]