Mahesh Vaman Manjrekar is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is credited with directing the critically acclaimed films Vaastav: The Reality, Astitva and Viruddh... Family Comes First. He has won a National Film Award and two Star Screen Awards. Besides direction, he has acted in several films, including some of his own productions. This maharashtrian actor was first seen in Door darshan Marathi series named Kshitij in which he played a leprosy patient.