Poladpur is a census town in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra
The first biographer of Chhatrapati Shivaji who wrote Shivbharat hailed from Poladpur. He took samadhi at Poladpur. One of Shivaji’s Asht Pradhan, Khando Ballal, also known as Balaji Awaji Chitre was from Poladpur. His descendants still live there. There also live the members of MANDHARE family.