ABOUT FOUNDER

ABOUT FOUNDER

Chandrarao Ganpatrao Kadam
"The Stunt King"
(1901-1995)

Born in 1901 at the start of the 20th century at Bhuj, Kutch to Ganpatrao Kadam who was a gymnast coach in the Army (Fifth Battalion), he followed his fathers footsteps and became a gymnast coach at 17 at Arya Vyayam shala and Bhatia Mitra Mandal in Karachi. He was adept in Malkhamb, Single-bar, Parallel-bar and Akhada. Chandrarao also worked in a circus and used to perform drunkard wire walking. Having been already bitten by the glamour and glitter of the showbiz as a circus performer, Chandrarao was more than tempted to act and join films. In spite of opposition by his parents to join films, Chandrarao boarded a ship to Mumbai in 1928 with only 25 rupees in his pocket to become a Film star. The journey began from there and after 3 years of stay in Mumbai after working as an extra in some films during his early struggling days eventually he made it as an Actor and Hero. Chandrarao set sail independently for that magical world called Film Production. He worked as an Actor, Producer and Director in silent movies and talking pictures with actors like Lalita Pawar, Bhagwan Dada, Hansa Wadkar as his co artists. He was directed by eminent directors of those times like G.P.Pawar, Moti Gidwani, Dhirubhai Desai, S.M.Yusuf, Nanabhai Bhatt, Jayant Desai and Behran Vasania. Chandrarao married Krishnabai Kadam and had 6 children 3 sons Hemant(Baba) Anand and Kiran and 3 daughters Chanda, Manna and Naina. Today the studio is managed by the founder's sons and their children.


Chandrarao Kadam acted in the following Silent films as an Actor : -

  • Lord Of The Jungle / Himmat-E-Marda
  • Bharat Ke Lal
  • Daulat
  • Sneh Lagna
  • Bahadur Kisan
  • Gypsy Love / Atishe Ishq
  • Jung-E-Azadi
  • Watan Ki Pukar
  • Criminal
  • Manorama
  • Challis Karod
  • Madhuban

Chandrarao Kadam was also an Actor/Producer/Director in the following Talking films : -

  • Lord Of The Jungle / Himmat-E-Marda
  • Bharat Ke Lal
  • Daulat
  • Sneh Lagna
  • Bahadur Kisan
  • Gypsy Love / Atishe Ishq
  • Jung-E-Azadi
  • Watan Ki Pukar
  • Criminal
  • Manorama
  • Challis Karod
  • Madhuban