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Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 56 Years
Death Cause: Cardiac Arrest
Hometown: Chiplun, Maharashtra

Kashinath Ghanekar

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Film Actor, Theatre Artist, and Dentist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutTheatre Play, Marathi (Actor): Shitu (1952)
Film, Marathi (Actor): Laxmi Aali Ghara (1952)
Laxmi Aali Ghara
Film, Hindi (Actor): Daadi Maa (1966)
Daadi Maa
Last FilmChandra Hota Sakshila (Marathi, 1978)
Chandra Hota Sakshila
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 September 1930 (Wednesday)
BirthplaceChiplun, Maharashtra
Date of Death2 March 1986 (Sunday)
Place of DeathA rural village in Amravati, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death) 56 Years
Death CauseCardiac Arrest [1]IMDb
Zodiac signVirgo
Nationality Indian
HometownChiplun, Maharashtra
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage DateSecond Marriage- 1983
Family
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Irawati M. Bhide; divorced (Gynecologist and Obstetrician)
Second Wife: Kanchan; married in 1983
Kanchan Kashinath Ghanekar
ChildrenDaughter- Rashmi Ghanekar (From Second Wife)
Rashmi Ghanekar

Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

  • Did Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar smoke?: Yes [2]Pune Mirror
  • Did Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar drink alcohol?: Yes [3]Pune Mirror
  • Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar was a popular Indian film and theatre actor.
  • He did his schooling and higher studies from Chiplun, Maharashtra.
  • As per the sources, the relationship between Dr. Kashinath and his father was not good. [4]First Post
  • After his divorce from his first wife, he got married to Kanchan in 1983, who is the daughter of the veteran Indian actress, Sulochana. Kanchan and Dr. Kashinath had a huge age gap.
    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With Kanchan

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With Kanchan

    Sulochna Latkar

    Sulochna Latkar

  • While working as a dentist, he got an opportunity, to work as a part time prompter in stage shows.

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With His Family

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With His Family

  • Later, he performed as an actor in many Marathi theatre plays, like ‘Tujhe Aahe Tujpashi’ (1952), ‘Sundar Mi Honar’ (1952), ‘Madhumanjiri’ (1952), ‘Laxmi Aali Ghara’ (1952), ‘Raygadala Jevha Jaag Yete’ (1962), ‘Ashroonchi Zhali Phule’ (1963), ‘Ithe Oshalala Mrutyu’ (1968), ‘Garambicha Bapu’ (1972), ‘Guntata Hruday He’ (1972), and ‘Anandi Gopal’ (1976).
  • His famous Marathi theatre plays are ‘Raygadala Jevha Jaag Yete’ (1962) in which he played the role of Sambhaji and Ashroonchi Zhali Phule’ in 1963 in which he played the character of “Lalya.”

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar in a Theatre Play

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar in a Theatre Play

  • He acted in many Marathi films, like ‘Dharm Patni’ (1953), ‘Maratha Tituka Melvava’ (1963), ‘Paathlaag’ (1964), ‘Madhuchandra’ (1967), ‘Ghar Gangecha Kathi’ (1975), and ‘Ha Khel Savalyancha’ (1976). His gained immense popularity with the Marathi film  ‘Madhuchandra’ (1967). He appeared in two Hindi films ‘Daadi Maa’ (1966) and ‘Abhilasha’ (1968).
    A Still From Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

    A Still From Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar's Film Scene

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar’s Film Scene

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar in a Film

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar in a Film

  • He was immense popular in his era, his shows used to be housefull, and the tickets of his stage shows were mostly black marketed. After one of his stage shows, a few ladies gathered outside Mumbai’s Shivaji Mandir and wanted to take him to their home.
  • He was the first superstar of Marathi cinema and used to get Rs 500 per show; he was the highest paid theatre artist at that time. [5]Mid Day
  •  As per some sources, his rise in career coincided with the formation of the political party, ‘Shiv Sena’ (1966).

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With Balasaheb Thackeray

    Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar With Balasaheb Thackeray

  • Reportedly, the Indian stage actor, ‘Prabhakar Panshikar’ was one of his close friends, and he had conflicts with the Indian film and stage actor, Dr Sreeram Lagoo. [6]Mid Day
    Prabhakar Panshikar

    Prabhakar Panshikar

    Dr Sreeram Lagoo

    Dr Sreeram Lagoo

  • In his rememberance, a modern theatre with an auditorium, ‘Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar Natyagruha’ is built by the Thane Municipal Corporation in Hiranandani Meadows, near Ghodbunder Road, Vasant Vihar, Thane West, Maharashtra 400607.

    Dr Kashinath Ghanekar Drama Theater

    Dr Kashinath Ghanekar Drama Theater

  • In 2018, a Marathi film based on his life titled ‘Ani… Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar’ was released. In 2020, his biopic was released on Netflix.

    Ani...Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

    Ani…Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

  • His wife, Kanchan, wrote a biography titled “Nath Ha Maza,” meaning “such was my husband,” after the demise of Dr. Kashinath.

    A Book On The Life of Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

    A Book On The Life of Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar

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