Mohan Gokhale

Mohan Gokhale (7 November 1953 – 29 April 1999) was an Indian film, television and theater actor who has worked in art films such as Sparsh, Bhavni Bhavai and Mirch Masala. His father was a senior journalist and Editor of the weekly Swarajya and Assistant Editor of Sakal in Pune.

Mohan Gokhale
Born(1953-11-07)7 November 1953
Died29 April 1999(1999-04-29) (aged 45)
Spouse(s)Shubhangi Gokhale
ChildrenSakhi Gokhale
RelativesVikram Gokhale, Aparajita Munje, Bhishma Gokhale


Mohan Gokhale was passionate about theatre since his childhood and had won many awards for the same during his college days and even at the state level. He founded the Theatre Academy at Pune and directed Nana Patekar's first Marathi play, Bhau Murarrao, which was written by Vijay Tendulkar. Gokhale's career in theatre began with Farari, which was directed by Ravindra Mankani. His work in Mahapur by Vijaya Mehta won him a state level award. His first play was Kasturimrug.[1]

Gokhale debuted on television in the Marathi TV series, Shwetambara.[2] Gokhale is best remembered for the popular comedy TV series, Mr. Yogi (1989), where he played the lead role of Yogesh Patel, an NRI from the United States who comes to India to get married and in the process meets 12 girls from 12 sun signs. That was later remade into a Hindi movie What's Your Raashee? directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar in 2009.[3]

He has acted in many films in Marathi and Hindi, including Hech Maze Maher (alongside Reema Lagoo), Mirch Masala (alongside Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah) and Banya Bapu (by Govind Kulkarni in 1977). He portrayed Gandhi in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar by Jabbar Patel in 2000.[1] He began acting in films with the Marathi movie Maaficha Sakshidar, which was directed by Rajdutt and based on Pune's Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders. He also acted in Rajdutt's Aaj Zale Muksta Mee, alongside Madhu Kambikar.[4] He even acted in Bharat Ek Khoj in various roles.

Personal lifeEdit

Mohan Gokhale was married to Shubhangi Gokhale. They performed together in Mr Yogi. Shubhangi took a break of around 10 years from television and plays after her marriage with Mohan Gokhale. They had a daughter. Their daughter Sakhi Gokhale is also an actress.[5]


Gokhale died in his sleep of a heart attack in Chennai on 29 April 1999. He was working on Kamal Haasan's Hey Ram at the time, [6] along with the TV shows Alpaviram, Zanjeerein and Aashirvad.[1] Amol Palekar's Kairee was his last film.[7]




  • Maaficha Sakshidar (1986) as Sunil
  • Banya Bapu (1977)
  • Aaj Jhale Mukt Me (1986)
  • Thakas Mahathak (1984)
  • Hech Majhe Maher (1984)
  • Jagavegali Prem Kahani (1984)




Marathi PlaysEdit

  • Kasturimruga
  • Savitri
  • Mahapoor
  • Mickey and Memsaab
  • Ghashiram Kotwal
  • Sooryachi Pille
  • Denaryache Haat Hajar
  • Hurry Up Hari
  • Gidhade
  • Naru ani Janhavi
  • Doctor Tumhisuddha
  • Hasa phoolano hasa
  • Mee kumar
  • Baby
  • Shortcut
  • Serial Dekho Magar Pyarse
  • Yatra
  • Lekhu
  • Dopahar ka theherav
  • Bhanvar
  • Junoon
  • Jamir
  • Ujale ki Aur
  • Shaktimaan
  • Duniya Rang Rangilee
  • Maat
  • Kaid
  • Lift
  • Tee yete
  • Badam Rani Chaukat Gulam


  1. ^ a b c "'Mr Yogi' exits at 45". The Indian Express. 30 April 1999. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Notable actors who left us with their legendary acts on DD". Deccan Chronicle. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. ^ Pal, Chandrima. "The DD Files: 12 possible brides for a fortunate NRI in the hilarious 'Mr Yogi'". Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Mohan Gokhale is dead". Rediff. 29 April 1999. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Mother's Day Special: Sakhi Gokhale with Mother Shubhangi Gokhale "She's my world"". Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ "'Hey Ram' turns 16, Kamal Haasan touched". The Hindu. PTI. 19 February 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 February 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ "Kairee - Tribute to the girl child". Screen India. 6 October 2000. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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