Born in 1901 at the start of the 20th century at Bhuj, Kutch to Ganpatrao Kadam who was a gymnast coach in the Army (Fifth Battalion), he followed his fathers footsteps and became a gymnast coach at 17 at Arya Vyayam shala and Bhatia Mitra Mandal in Karachi. He was adept in Malkhamb, Single-bar, Parallel-bar and Akhada.
Chandrarao also worked in a circus and used to perform drunkard wire walking. Having been already bitten by the glamour and glitter of the showbiz as a circus performer, Chandrarao was more than tempted to act and join films. Inspite of opposition by his parents to join films, Chandrarao boarded a ship to Mumbai in 1928 with only 25 rupees in his pocket to become a Filmstar.
The journey began from there and after 3 years ...» read full biography