Satish Alekar is an Indian playwright, actor, and theatre director who mostly works in the Marathi film and theatre industry.A few months after his birth, his family shifted to Pune, a centre of Marathi culture in Maharashtra.While in college, Alekar joined a theatre group and experienced stage for the first time. Soon, he started enjoying theatre and actively took part in plays.During one of his plays, the theatre director Bhalba Kelkar spotted him. Kelkar was so impressed by his performance that he offered Alekar to join his Progressive Dramatic Association.In 1972, he started working at B. J. Medical College, Pune, as a Biochemistry professor. He worked there till 1996.Meanwhile, he wrote the play Micki Aani Memsaheb (1973).In 1974, he wrote and directed Mahanirvan The Dread Departure, a black comedy that revolves around the story of a dead man and how his family deals with such a huge loss. The play became immensely popular. It is considered one of the classics of the Indian stage. As of 2021, the play has been performed more than 400 times. Satish Alekars play Mahanirvan.Subsequently, he went on to write plays like Mahapoor (1975), Begum Barve (1979), Shanwar Raviwar (1982), Dusra Samana (1987), Atireki (1990), Ek Divas Mathakade (2012), and Thakishi Sanvad (2020).He has also scripted a few one-act Marathi plays like Memory (1969), Bhajan (1969), Ek Zulta Pool (1971), Dar Koni Ughadat Naahi (1979), and Bus Stop (1980).Some of his adapted one-act plays include Judge (1968), Valan (1980), Alshi Uttarvalyachi Gosht (1999), Nashibvan Baiche Don (1999), Supari (2002), and Karmaachari (2009).