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Mohan Agashe Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 75 Years
Hometown: Bhor, Bombay Presidency, British India

Dr Mohan Agashe

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Name earned Dr Mohan Agashe
Profession(s)• Indian actor
• Theatre artist
• Psychiatrist
Famous roleKooka Singh in the film 'Trimurti' (1995)
Mohan Agashe as Kooka Singh in a still from the film Trimurti (1995)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Career
DebutFilm:
Marathi: Samna (1975); as Maruti Kamble
Bollywood: Aakrosh (1980); as Bhonsle
Bengali: Feluda 30 (1996); as Maganlal Meghraj
Tamil: Manithan (2016); as Ram Dewan
TV:
Hindi: Kissa Kathmandu Ka (1986) on DD National; as Lalmohan Ganguly
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2019: Lotu Patil Theatre Award
2018: Pride of Planet Award
Dr Mohan Agashe receiving the Pride of Planet Award in 2018
2018: Vishnudas Bhave Puraskar
2017: Thespo Lifetime Achievement Award
2004: Goethe Medal
2002: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
1996: Sahitya Akademi Award
1990: Padma Shri in Arts
Dr Mohan Agashe receiving the Padma Shri in 1990
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 July 1947 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022)75 Years
BirthplaceBhor, Bombay Presidency, British India
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityIndian
SchoolNVM High School & Junior College in Budhwar Peth, Pune
College/UniversityB. J. Medical College in Pune
Educational QualificationMBBS degree and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in Psychiatry from B. J. Medical College in Pune, Maharashtra
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Mahadeo Agashe (Stenographer)
Mother- Name not known
Favourites
PlaywrightVijay Tendulkar
ActorNaseeruddin Shah and Om Puri
ActressSmita Patil and Shabana Azmi
Filmmaker(s)Satyajit Ray, Sumitra Bhave, Dr Jabbar Pate, and Ramesh Kulkarni

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Mohan Agashe

  • Mohan Agashe is a veteran Indian actor and psychiatrist best known for his stellar performances in the Indian film industry. In 1990, he was conferred with Padma Shri and in 1996, he won the Sahitya Akademi Award.
  • Agashe made his theatre debut as a child artist in the theatre group ‘Children’s theatre.’ At the age of 12, he took part in his first play that was organized in his school following which he began theatre acting. Later, he took part in several plays including Ashi Pakhare Yeti, Dhanya Mi Kritarth, and Katkon Trikon.
  • Actively involved in theatre Mohan took part in a play called Jara Samjhun Ghya and presented it at an awareness drive for the Indian Medical Association during his college days.

    Mohan Agashe during his initial theatre days

    Mohan Agashe during his initial theatre days

  • After making his Marathi debut with the film Samna (1975), Mohan appeared in other Marathi films such as Jait Re Jait (1977), Ek Hota Vidushak (1992), Astu: So Be It (2015), Kaasav (2017), and Chandramukhi (2022).

    Poster of the film 'Samna' (1975)

    Poster of the film ‘Samna’ (1975)

  • In 1975, he made his debut in parallel cinema with the Hindi drama film ‘Nishant,’ which was directed by Shyam Benegal. Other films by Shyam Benegal in which Mohan appeared include Deshmukh (1976), Bhumika (1977), and Sadgati (1981).
  • In 1980, he made his Bollywood debut with the film Aakrosh in which he played the role of Bhonsle, chairman of Zilla Parishad. He also appeared in many critically acclaimed films including Gangaajal (2003, Mashaal (1984), Train to Pakistan (1998), Rang De Basanti (2006), and Jolly LLB (2013).

    Mohan Agashe as the defence minister in a still from the film Rang De Basanti (2006)

    Mohan Agashe as the defence minister in a still from the film Rang De Basanti (2006)

  • In the 1980s, he became a household face after appearing as Machiavellian Nana Phadnavis in the play Ghashiram Kotwal by Vijay Tendulkar. The play was showcased at international festivals.

    Mohan Agashe as Nana Phadnavis in the play Ghashiram Kotwal

    Mohan Agashe as Nana Phadnavis in the play Ghashiram Kotwal

  • In 1980, he co-founded the Theatre Academy in Pune where he served as the Honorary President till 1986. The other co-founders were Jabbar Patel and Satish Alekar.
  • In was appointed as the
  • In 1991, he founded the Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) in Pune where he also taught the students till
  • In 1993, he initiated a five-year programme based on the study of the trauma of Latur earthquake victims for the Indian Council of Medical Research. He even established a rehabilitation for the earthquake victims.
  • In 1996, he made his Bengali debut with the film ‘Feluda 30’ in which he played the role of Maganlal Meghraj.
  • In 1997, Mohan became the director of the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII). Due two the rise in student strikes, Mohan, being the director, made it compulsory for every enrolled student to finish their course before the institute accepts new admissions. The FTII Students’ Association (FSA) who appealed to the Bombay High Court that FTII was wasting government resources by refusing to take new students won the case. Mohan worked there for five years until his resignation. [1]The Hindu
  • In 1998, a new policy on that aimed towards mental health education.
  • In 1999, he appeared in two Bengali films Jato Kando Kathmandu Te and Golapi Mukto Rahasya.
  • He evolved as a mental health advisor by bringing in the experience that he earned and served for
  • In 2010, he became an executive member of .
  • In 2012, he was elected as the President of Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Sammelan.
  • In 2016, he made his Tamil debut with the film Manithan in which he played the role of Ram Dewan.
  • In 2018, he appeared in Bharatiya Digital Party’s video ‘If Hogwarts was a Marathi School,’ a Harry Potter spoof video in which Mohan played the role of Bumbledore (a parody version of Dumbledore). The same year (2018), he appeared in a short romantic comedy film “#PuranaPyaar” directed by Gorilla Shorts.
  • The 2019 Indian Marathi-language film Dithee was produced by Mohan Agashe.
  • Apart from acting, Mohan also produced the 2019 Marathi film ‘Dithee,’ which was directed by Sumitra Bhave.
  • In 2022, he played the role of Dadasaheb Saswadkar in the Marathi film Chandramukhi and Leena’s grandfather in the Tamil film Vezham.

    Mohan Agashe as Dadasaheb Saswadkar in the Marathi film Chandramukhi (2022)

    Mohan Agashe as Dadasaheb Saswadkar in the Marathi film Chandramukhi (2022)

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