Dilip Prabhavalkar is an Indian Marathi and Hindi film, television and theatre actor. In Marathi cinema, he is best remembered for his character 'Tatya Vinchu' in the film Zapatlela and his lead performance in films like Chaukat Raja and Ek Daav Bhutacha. In Marathi television, he will forever be remembered as 'Aaba Gangadhar Tipre' and as the simpleton 'Chimanrav' of the duo Chimanrav-Gundyabhau. In Marathi theatre, his performances in 'Hasva Phasvi' and 'Vasu Chi Saasu' were very popular. However, Prabhavalkar became particularly known on the national scene for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2006 Hindi film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai. He reprised the role of Gandhi in the Telugu remake, Shankar Dada Zindabad. Apart from acting, Prabhavalkar is author of many plays and children's story books.