Nilu Phule : was an Indian actor known for his roles in the Marathi language movies and Marathi theatre. Nilu Phule had acted in around 250 Marathi and Hindi movies during his film career.Phule was also a social worker, and was associated with Rashtra Seva Dal. nvictions. Though some keen observers of the social scene in Maharashtra like Narayan Mahadeo Parmanand did acknowledge his greatness in his lifetime, it is only in recent decades that there is increasing appreciation of his service and sacrifice in uplifting the masses.

Death: Nilu Phule died on 13 July 2009, aged 78, from esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife, Rajani Phule, and their daughter, Gargi Phule- Thatte.