He was a popular Indian film, television and stage actor.
Gokhale was born in Pune, Bombay Presidency on 14 November 1945. His great grandmother, Durgabai Kamat, was the first female actor of the Indian screen, while his grandmother Kamlabai Gokhale (Kamlabai Kamat at that time) was the first female child actor of Indian cinema. His father Chandrakant Gokhale was a veteran Marathi film and stage artist and has acted in over 70 Marathi and Hindi films.
He was the son of the veteran Marathi theater and film actor, Chandrakant Gokhale.
Gokhale made his directorial debut in 2010, with the Marathi film Aaghaat. Produced by Sprint Arts Creation in 2013, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor category for his Marathi film Anumati.
In February 2016, due to a throat ailment, Gokhale retired from stage activities, though he continued film work.
He was admitted to hospital on 5 November 2022 in Pune, where he died on 26 November 2022, at the age of 77.
National Film Award for Best Actor
2013 · Anumati
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre - Acting 2012
Filmfare Award - Marathi in 2017
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