Mohan Agashe is a theater based actor who predominantly takes an interest in stage and plays. He was introduced to films by
, who made the only art-house film. The actor got a chance to play roles in movies like Bhumika, Manthan, Nishant and went to act in Govind Nihalini’s’ Aakrosh’ and Goutam Ghose’s film ‘Paar’ and Satyajit Ray’s film ‘
’ too. He acted in many films that were produced by National Film Development Corporation. In 1982 epic biographical film ‘Gandhi’ directed by Richard Attenborough, Mohan Agashe got a chance to play Tyeb Mohammed’s (
) friend. After a series of art-house films, he chose commercial cinema too. His first commercial cinema was Yash Chopra’s ‘Mashal’ and then he went to act in the movies like "Trimurti", "
", "Gangajaal", "
Rang De Basanti
For his towering personality, the actor got himself suited for the role a defence minister, prime minister and even DIGS officer. Although Mohan Agashe is yet to get any stretched character roles, his screen persona and acting was very much impressive in the roles that he had sketched on the screen. Before making his debut in cinema, he was a well-known psychiatrist and a professor in a medical college in Pune. It was his love for acting that he made his connectivity with theatres as an actor. Later, he took an inclination to acting in films and after that, there was no looking back for him. He even has acted in a Malayalam movie with Mammootty. For his involvement in theatre, he served as a director general of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (1997-2002). In 2015, he played the role of ex-commissioner Pradhan in the film "
Ab Tak Chhappan 2
". He also had given an impressive performance in films like Jism-2 (2013) and Jolly LLB (2012). This versatile actor was born on July 23, 1947, in Mumbai. For his contribution in theater, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996.