Actor Vikram Gokhale has proved his mettle in his long journey of acting from Marathi to Hindi films and on stage and the small screen i.e. TV. As an artist, he was seen in 'Agneepath' and 'Natsamrat'. He molded his acting skills with time and played a variety of roles on different platforms. Gokhale died on Saturday in a hospital in Pune at 77. His wife and two daughters survive him.
He was a prolific actor who was last seen in the 2021 Marathi film Godavari. He was awarded the National Award for Best Actor for 'Anumit'. In this film, he played the role of a helpless man whose wife falls into a coma in front of his eyes. Gokhale was born on 14 November 1945. He was a third-generation artist. His father Chandrakant Gokhale was also a senior actor. He was also a singer in Marathi cinema. Her grandmother Kamalabai Gokhale was one of the earliest female child actors in the Indian film industry.
Apart from his acting career, Gokhale hit the headlines last year when he supported actress Kangana Ranaut. Ranaut had courted controversy by saying that India got real independence in 2014 and that in 1947 India was 'begging'. ' Was found. He advocated a re-alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Both these parties parted ways after the 2019 state assembly elections over the post of the chief minister. Gokhale had the best way of expressing dialogue. Amitabh Bachchan has a special role in Gokhale's career of nearly 50 years.
Gokhale initially worked as an actor in Marathi theater and performed in several plays. He made his Bollywood debut in 1971 with Bachchan starrer Parwana. 19 years later, in 1990, he worked with Bachchan again in Agneepath. Gokhale played the character of police officer MS Gaitonde in the film, and the role remains one of his most memorable. She then worked with Bachchan in 'Khuda Gawah' (1992) and 'AB Aani CD' (2020). The actor was often seen playing roles that carried a status.
Be it 'Agneepath', 'Bhool Bhulaiya' (2007), 'Natsamrat' (2015), 'Aiyaary', or 'Mission Mangal' (2019). In the year 1999, Gokhale appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. In this film, he played the character of Pandit Darbar and gave a tremendous performance. He worked in Hindi films like Champion, Tum Bin, Lucky: No Time for Love, Main Aisa Hi Hoon, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Gokhale turned to direction with the 2010 Marathi film Aaghat, in which he also acted. His television career also spans decades. He starred in the memorable TV serial "Udaan" which aired on Doordarshan from 1989 to 1990.
Apart from this, he has also worked in Alpaviram, Sanjivani, Virudh, Jeevan Saathi, and Mera Naam Karegi Roshan. In the year 2020, he was also seen in Sony Liv's series Abhrak: The Siege Within. The actor had announced his retirement from the theater in 2016 due to a throat ailment but continued to act in films. Many actors in Indian cinema including actors Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, and Raveena Tandon have mourned his death.
Condoling Gokhale's demise, Kumar said he learned a lot from Gokhale when he worked with him in films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Mission Mangal. Bajpayee said that Indian cinema has lost a gem and offered condolences to his family members. Besides them, 'Chef' and actor Ranveer Brar, Tandon, filmmaker Ashok Pandit, and actor Rahul Dev also expressed grief over Gokhale's demise.