Remembering Mohan Gokhale on his 20th death anniversary today.
Mohan Gokhale was a famous film, television and theater actor who has worked in art films such as Sparsh, Bhavni Bhavai and Mirch Masala.
Mohan Gokhale was born in Pune, Maharashtra in an artistic family. He was the younger son of an acclaimed theatre artist and actor Chandrakant Gokhale. As he was born in a theatre family, acting was in his blood and he was associated with theatre since his younger days.
Mohan Gokhale debuted on television in Shwetambara. He has acted in many films in Marathi and Hindi, including Hech Maze Maher and Mirch Masala. He even acted in Bharat Ek Khoj in various roles.
He became popular through his role in the Doordarshan television serial Mr. Yogi. He also played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Jabbar Patel’s biopic on Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Gokhale died at a comparatively young age of 45, of a heart attack in Chennai on 29 April 1999 while he was shooting Kamal Haasan’s, Hey Ram. Amol Palekar’s Kairee was his last film.
Acclaimed theatre artist cum film actor Vikram Gokhale is his elder brother. Mohan Gokhale was married to a Marathi actress Shubhangi Gokhale and the couple had two kids.