He was born on 18 November 1901 and he died on 30 October 1990. He was an Indian filmmaker, film producer and actor. He acted in movies like: Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Amar Bhoopali (1951), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957), Navrang (1959), Duniya Na Mane (1937), Pinjra (1972), Chani, Iye Marathiche Nagari and Zunj. He was the founder of Prabhat Film Company along with Vishnupant Damle, K.R. Dhaiber, S. Fatelal and S.B. Kulkarni. He was born in Kolhapur. He was born in Maharashtrian family. He was the recipient of The Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was given the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. He got married thrice. From first wife, Padma he had three children. He then got married to the actress Jayashree, from whom he had again three children and then he got married to actress Sandhya with whom he did movies like: Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje, Navrang, Jal Bin Machli Nrutya Bin Bijli, and Sehra. Check out this page for more updates on V. Shantaram.