Mahendra Murlidhar Ghule was born in 1970. He is a 45-years’-old actor residing currently in Mumbai. His hometown being Pune, Ghule had completed his higher secondary education from Loyola High School, Pune. Later, he pursued his graduation in the University of Mumbai. In spite of being a less-publicized actor, Ghule has played a significant role in the 1990s’ television screen. He starred as Bhim in the renowned television series, ‘
Krishna’, created by
Ramanand Sagar. It was first televised nation-wide on Doordarshan. The sitcom was based on the life of Krishna, a Hindu God, and it had received a very good response from its large viewership. Mahendra Ghule has illustrated the character of Kumbhakaran in
Jai Hanuman, another television series inspired by the Hindu mythology.
The story of the serial revolves around the memoirs of Hanuman, a Hindu God. It was first aired in 1997, on Doordarshan, and was later broadcasted on Sony Entertainment, in 2008. The television series, Vishnu Puran, has included Ghule in its storyline by employing him as three different characters – Kumbhakarna, Vijaya and Hiranyaksha. This establishes his diverse acting skills and immense talent. Vishnu Puran was directed by B. R. Chopra, and it received a hearty reaction from Lord Vishnu devotees. Even though Mahendra Ghule had once shone on the Indian small screen; he has yet to make it to the Bollywood silver screen. The only movie that saw him in its cast was a Marathi movie titled, Swarajya… Marathi Paul Padte Phude.
The film was released on 11th November 2011. The plot hung around a man’s struggle to overcome the prejudice against his community by highlighting his profession. The debutant directors Vishal-Vihar and the Raees Lashkariya productions put a commendable amount of effort into making the film. Mahendra Ghule does not play a major role in the film. The movie has received a good review and was recommended for its dialoguing. All in all, Mahendra Ghule has done three television series and one movie.