Chandrakant Mandare (13 Aug 1913 - 27 Feb 2001) is an eminent artist belonging to the illustrious watercolour tradition of Kolhapur. Mandare started his art education from Baba Gajbar who worked as an Art Director with Baburao Painter. Later, while painting posters for movies, he received valuable guidance from Baburao Painter. Landscape painting was his favourite subject. He has handled watercolour, oils and pencil mediums.
Then he turned to acting in cinema. He ruled the hearts of the audience for more than 45 years. He gained immense wealth, fame and recognition through movies. In spite of such success, the painter in him remained as passionately active as before.