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Umakant Desai

  • Died: 2007
  • Primary Cinema: Hindi

Actor Umakant Desai is known for essaying characters in early Hindi mythologicals. While he played Rajkumar Laxman in Bharat Milap (1942), he essayed Ramsharan in Amrit Manthan (1934), and Krishna in Narasinh Mehta (1932), which was directed by Nanubhai Vakil. He continued to play supporting actor roles over the decades in films such as Sati Narmada (1950), Naag Panchami (1953), Ramayan (1954), Miss Mala (1954), Mahasati Savitri (1955), Gauri Puja (1956), Krishna Sudama (1957), Suhag Sindoor (1961), and Private Secretary (1962). Umakant Desai passed away in 2007.