Kashinath Ghanekar (14 August 1930 - 2 March 1986) was a popular stage actor and dental surgeon.
Ghanekar was born in the Chiplun and did his schooling and higher studies in Chiplun, Maharashtra, India.
He married twice. He was married to Irawati M. Bhide, a gynaecologist and obstetrician. His first marriage was childfree and ended in divorce. He subsequently married a much younger Kanchan, the daughter of Marathi actress Sulochana Latkar. This marriage was harmonious, and after his death, Kanchan penned a biography titled Nath Ha Maza, meaning "such was my husband".
Ghanekar was the first superstar of the Marathi stage with a lot of glamour, and he was the highest paid star from the years 1960 to 1980. He appeared in Marathi films in the 1960s. In addition to Marathi stage and movies, he appeared in Hindi movies such as Abhilasha opposite Nanda and Dadi Maa where he played the role of the son of