An analytical hypno-therapist and master practitioner of NLP, Shekhar Naware had acted in innumerable plays in Marathi and English. He acted in more than hundred TV programmes under top directors like BR Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Basu Chatterji and Vijay Anand
Well-known Marathi stage actor Shekhar Naware and a master practitioner, trainer of neuro linguistic psychology (NLP) passed away on Tuesday in Mumbai after prolonged illness.
Naware is best known for his lead role in and as Oedipus Rex, the Greek Tragedy. His performance in the famous play, "Waiting for Godot" as Pozzo had received excellent reviews. For his role as leper in the play, "And they lived happily ever..." he had received best actor award. Naware was also remembered for a character based on Gayle Wynand from the famous novel by Ayn Rand.
Shekhar Naware also acted in various Marathi plays as lead actor, having appeared on the stage for at least nearly 3,000 times. Some of his famous plays include, "Kon Mhanata Takka Dila", "Tu Fakt Ho Mhan", and "Maaza Kaay Chukala”. He has also acted in several movies and has worked with top directors like BR Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Basu Chatterji and Vijay Anand. Some of his films include, Kranti Kshetra (1994), Taaqat (1995) in Hindi and Gadbad Ghotala (1986) in Marathi. In Taaqat, Naware acted as main villain opposite renowned actor Dharmendra.
Naware himself used NLP techniques to get the best in his performances and had been training people from different walks of life for over 15 years, including athletes and sportspersons like Pravin Amre, former test cricketer and top cricket coach. He had also conducted two sessions on NLP at Moneylife Foundation, which were extremely popular. However, he had reduced his work commitments in the past couple of years as he was undergoing regular dialysis. He used to say that it is NLP that ensured that he could continue to give his best on stage despite the painful treatment.