Shreyas Talpade is an Indian actor, director, theatre artist, and producer. He mainly works in Marathi and Hindi films.Since his childhood, he was inclined toward acting. He used to perform in various stage plays in his school, and once he played the role of Sita and Draupadi in the stage plays. Shreyas Talpades childhood picture.Even in college, he participated in dramatics, but his mother wanted him to work as a banker. Shreyas then appeared in various competitive exams for banking, but he could not clear the preliminary tests. Rediff Shreyas Talpade during his college days.After completing his graduation, he started performing in theatre plays. Initially, he used to perform in 30-35 theatre plays in a day. During an interview, while remembering his struggling days, he said, I remember going to Mukta Arts office in Bandra to drop off my pictures because Subhash Ghai was casting for a film and I was angling for a role, not for the lead. While climbing those stairs, I saw posters of his blockbusters including Karma and Ram Lakhan and thought, Oh God, when will I have a poster like this? A few years later, they called to cast me in Apna Sapna Money Money and as I climbed up the stairs, I saw a big poster of Iqbal on the wall. That moment was both fulfilling and humbling. An old picture of Shreyas Talpade.Shreyas has appeared in various Marathi TV serials such as Avantika (2001), Ek Hota Raja (2003), Bedhund Manachi Lehar (2003), and Mazhi Tuzhi Reshimgath (2021). Mazhi Tuzhi Reshimgath (2021).In 2005, he came into the limelight with his performance in the Hindi film Iqbal in which he played the lead role. In an interview, he shared an interesting story when the director of the film Nagesh Kukunoor asked him to cancel his wedding. He said, Here I was, a middle-class guy whose wedding cards had gone out, being told to cancel it; I didnt know what to do. It was after a lot of convincing, and assuring him that I would keep the wedding under wraps, that he let me have a day off. When Subhash ji saw her (his wife) too many times at screenings and enquired, Nagesh told him who she really was. He refused to believe I was married. To him, I was an 18-year-old boy who had a child marriage and was not even feeding his wife, making her faint (laughs). A snippet from the film Iqbal (2005).Some of his Marathi films as an actor are Aai Shappath.! (2006), Sanai Choughade (2008), Poshter Boyz (2014), and Aapdi Thaapdi (2022). Poshter Boyz (2014).He has acted in many Hindi films such as Apna Sapna Money Money (2006), Dor (2006), and Aggar (2007). Apna Sapna Money Money (2006).He was roped in the 2007 Hindi film Om Shanti Om to play the role of Shah Rukh Khans best friend. Om Shanti Om (2007).He gained immense popularity for playing the role of Lakshman in the series of the Hindi film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006) such as Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010), and Golmaal Again (2017). Golmaal Again (2017).