Today, we remember Vikram Gokhale, who passed away on November 26, 2022. A renowned actor in Marathi theatre, Hindi films, and television, he was the son of veteran actor Chandrakant Gokhale. Born in Pune in 1945, Gokhale came from a family of cinema pioneers, including his great grandmother Durgabai Kamat, the first female actor of Indian screen, and grandmother Kamlabai Gokhale, the first female child actor in Indian cinema.
Gokhale’s directorial debut came with the Marathi film ‘Aaghaat’ in 2010. He received the National Film Award for Best Actor for ‘Anumati.’ Married to Vrushali since 1975, they had two daughters, Asawari and Neha. Gokhale was also a successful real estate businessman and a committed social activist, supporting disabled soldiers, children of lepers, and orphan education through his family’s foundation.
Retiring from stage due to a throat ailment in 2016, he continued his film career until his last days. Gokhale passed away at 77 in Pune, leaving a legacy in Indian cinema and theatre.