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He is one of the most renowned playwrights of the Marathi theatre. He is the author of several famous, though controversial, plays like Giddha, Khamosh - Adalat Jari Hai, Sakharam Binder, Ghasiram Kotwal, Kamla and Kanyadaan. Vijay Tendulkar has been in the vanguard of Indian theatre for almost forty years. Vijay Tendulkar's provocative socio-political plays which relentlessly and ruthlessly explore the human psyche and the society never fail to raise a storm. His first short story, Amchayar Kon Prem Karna, was published in 1947 and since then, this multifaceted writer has to his credit 28 full length plays, 25 one-act plays, and 16 plays for children. Many of his stories have been published in major Indian languages besides Marathi. He is the recipient of Katha Chudamani Award.