New Delhi: Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who handed away in Pune’s Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital on Saturday on the age of 77, was a movie, tv and stage artiste, recognized for his roles in Marathi theatre and Hindi films and reveals.
He had been on a ventilator assist system for a while earlier than he breathed his final in the present day. Based on an announcement from his spouse he had “multiorgan failure.” The late actor’s physique can be saved for Antim Darshan at Balgandharv Rangmanch and his final rites can be accomplished at 6 pm at Vaikunth Samshan Bhumi in Pune.
By means of the course of his lengthy and profitable profession, Vikram Gokhale appeared in each Hindi and Marathi movies. Born in Poona, Bombay Presidency on November 14, 1945, the veteran actor got here from a household the place performing ran of their blood.
He was the son of Chandrakant Gokhale, a Marathi theatre and movie performer and his great-grandmother, Durgabai Kamat, was the primary feminine actor on the Indian display. His grandmother Kamlabai Gokhale was the primary feminine little one actor in Indian cinema.
After beginning to work within the Marathi theatre at an early age, Vikram Gokhale made his movie debut with the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Parwana’ when he was 26.
Following that he acted in a number of Marathi and Bollywood movies, together with Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Agneepath’ in 1990 and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 1999. He continued to work in Bollywood movies like ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Mission Mangal’ amongst others.
Whereas he continued performing, the veteran actor made his long-awaited directorial debut with ‘Aaghaat’, a Marathi movie that got here out in 2010.
Vikram Gokhale’s Marathi movie credit embrace ‘Bala Gau Kashi Angai’, ‘Kalat Nakalat’, ‘Lapandav’, and ‘Aamhi Bolato Marathi’. He was additionally well-known for the TV present ‘Ya Sukhanno Ya’.
For his contribution to Theatre performing, India’s Nationwide Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, Sangeet Natak Akademi, conferred him with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011.
In 2013, his Marathi movie ‘Anumati’ acquired him the Nationwide Movie Award within the Greatest Actor class. It’s the best honour devoted to theatre artists within the nation.
Attributable to a throat ailment, in February 2016, he retired from stage actions, although he continued with movie work. He appeared in ‘Nikamma’ earlier this 12 months alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani.
Aside from performing and directing, as per stories, Vikram Gokhale was a social activist and ran a charitable belief that helped kids in want, and disabled troopers. He additionally ran an actual property agency referred to as Sujata Farms in Pune.
Vikram Gokhale is survived by his spouse Vrushali Gokhale and their two kids.