Shailesh Datar (Shailesh Dattar) is an Indian film, television and stage actor, who started in Marathi theatre and television. He is best known for playing role of sage Narada in the mythological TV series Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev (2012). Prior to it he gained popularity while playing the role of Moropant Tambe, the father of Rani Lakshmibai in TV series, Jhansi Ki Rani (2009 -2011) and Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo (2010-2012). He has acted in TV series include, Bandhan Saat Janamon Ka (2008-2009), Aan, Main Teri Parchhain Hoon, Banoo Main Teri Dulhan (2006-2009), and Char Divas Sasuche (2005) on ETV Marathi.
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He is also known for his role as Ravsaheb, in Marathi play Barrister, written by Jaywant Dalvi and directed by Vikram Gokhale. He also did role of Amatya Ugrasen in Colors TV serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.
- Char Divas Sasuche, ETV Marathi
- Main Teri Parchhain Hoon (2008-2009) as Ravikant, Imagine TV
- Banoo Main teri Dulhann (2008-2009) as Pradhanji
- Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo (2010-2012) as Rupesh Chauhan, Imagine TV
- Jhansi Ki Rani (2009 -2011) as Moropant Tambe (father of Rani Lakshmibai), Zee TV
- Unch Maaza Zoka (2012), Zee Marathi
- Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev / Siya Ke Ram (2011–14) / 2016- as sage Narada, Life OK
- Asava Sunder Swapnancha Bangala (2013–present) as Girish Mohite Patil, ETV Marathi
- Bandhan Saat Janamon Ka as Trilok Agarwal
- Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat(2015) as Amatya Ugrasen
- Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap(2015) as Tulsidas
- Kahani Hamari... Dil Dosti Deewanepan Ki as Mr.Vadhera
- Brahmarakshas (TV series) as Nalin Shrivastav (Rishabh's foster father)
- Radha prem ki diwani (TV series) as Madavrao Nimbalkar (Radha's father)
- "Shailesh makes his mark". The Times of India. 9 January 2011.
- "Baba Aiso Var Dhundo". Indian Express. 15 October 2010.
- Another mega soap launches on Zee Marathi 14 April 2005.
- Marathi play 'Barrister', A story of unfolding the unfold mandarapte, July 2012 .