Sandeep Kulkarni (born 16 November) is an Indian actor and painter. He has worked in Marathi films as well as theatre.
Sanddep was born in Pune, Maharashtra to Shrikant and Lata Kulkarni. He was raised in a middle-class Marathi Deshastha Brahmin family. He is also an alumnus of J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai.
During his journey of becoming an artist at Sir J. J. School of Art, he was mentored by Prabhakar Kolte and Atul Dodia. In 1986, Kulkarni participated in a group monsoon show — the first exhibition of his work at the Jehangir Art Gallery. In the same year, he completed his graduation (Bachelor of Fine Arts). While pursuing painting and freelancing for advertising agencies, Sandeep was also exploring acting until he met Pandit Satyadev Dubey and did rigorous theater and workshops with him which includes a big production of a Hindi classical play called "Andha Yug" where he could share stage with amazing actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Akaash Khurana and Mohan Bhandari. Heavily influenced as well as inspired by Dubeyji's teachings and simultaneously working with renowned theater directors like Vijaya Mehta, Sunil Shanbhaug and Chetan Datar, Sandeep found himself perfectly fit to be an actor and theater director.
Born on: 16 November, 1964
Born in: Pune, Maharashtra, India