Shreyas Talpade was a popular Marathi soap opera star and stage performer before making an impressive debut in Bollywood with Nagesh Kukunoor's "Iqbal". His performance as a deaf and mute aspiring cricketer won him critical acclaim and many award nominations.
He was also appreciated in his next film, Kukunoor's "Dor".
Since then, he has played major roles in "Apna Sapna Money Money", "Bombay to Bangkok", "Welcome to Sajjanpur", "Golmaal Returns" and "Om Shanti Om". In 2008, Talpade produced a Marathi comedy film, "Sanai Chaughade".
He is married to Deepti.