Theatre actor and director Makarand Deshpande aka Makrand Deshpande, seen in quite a few Bollywood movies as well, is all set to get hitched to his girlfriend Nivedita Pohankar. Makarand is a stalwart in theatre but his personal life has been no less colourful. Long ago, Makarand was engaged to actress Sanjana Kapoor who has been his close associate in the field of theatre for all the years she headed Prithvi Theatre for her family. Makarand has also been engaged to Dil Chahta Hai actress Sonali Kulkarni in the past. And now it seems, he is willing to finally take the plunge – a leap of faith is what we would call it!

The bride-to-be Nivedita is a writer by profession and has known Makarand for the past six years. Makarand confirmed to Bombay Times, “Yes, I am getting married early next year. So far, it didn’t occur to me that I should marry. There has been no pressure from my family either. It’s not just about being in a relationship, but to become one took us time.”

Makarand has appeared in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Swades, Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya and many more memorable movies. He was also seen in Aamir Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in a cameo as a negative character. His plays are looked forward to in Mumbai’s theatre circuit for their hatke themes and for his creativity.

Here’s wishing a great life ahead to Makarand and Nivedita! But first, we are eager to know the wedding date and hope it is a wonderful Maharashtrian affair! (Photo courtesy: Nivedita Pohankar Facebook)