Makarand Deshpande (born 1966) is an Indian actor,writer, and director in Hindi and Marathi films and theatre. He is often seen in supporting and pivotal roles in various films like Jungle, Sarfarosh, Swades, Makdee, and Darna Zaroori Hai where he often plays drunkard, wayfarer roles. He has directed over 5 films. The bulk of his work, however is in theatre. He has written 35 full-length plays and at least 12 short plays and has his own theatre company, Ansh.