Mohan Agashe

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Mohan Agashe
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Mohan Agashe at 43rd KVIFF
Born Mohan Mahadeo Agashe
(1947-07-23) 23 July 1947 (age 67)
Bhor,[1] Maharashtra, India
Residence Pune
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, Psychiatrist

Dr. Mohan Agashe is an Indian theatre and film actor. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996.[2]


He is a psychiatrist by profession and works as a Professor of Psychiatry at the B. J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital in Pune, India.

Career in psychiatry[edit]

Dr. Mohan Agashe studied in B. J. Medical College, Pune for his MBBS and PG degree in Psychiatry. He had been a student of eminent pstchiatrist Dr. D.N.Nandy.But during his medical college in Pune,he fell in love with theatre by Utpal Dutt; even the night before his final examination,he was caught red-handed by Prof.Nandy at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rabindrasadan watching a play.Apart from his medical career he had an illustrious career in clinical psychology and psychopharmacology. Agashe started his early career by opting to work in The Government Hospital at Pune. He had the honor of chairing the Organizing Committee meetings for the Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

Agashe was a founding Director of Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health until he moved on to become Director of FTII. His students have progressed in their careers to become renowned psychiatrists in India, the UK and the United States.

Advisor to the Government[edit]

In 1998, Agashe's project to improve the mental health education and service lead to the formation of a new policy on mental education by the Government of Maharastra. He has also served as an Advisor to the Government of Maharastra on Mental Health Education and Service. He was also instrumental in establishing the Maharastra Institute of Mental Health in 1991. MIMH is now a prestigious state level training and research institute in Mental Health Sciences. It is located in Pune, India.

Principal investigator[edit]

In 1994, western India witnessed a major earthquake centred on Latur. To understand the mental health effects of the quake, a research project was initiated by the Indian Council of Medical Research. For that project Agashe served as Principal Investigator.

Agashe is currently the Principal Investigator for an Indo-US joint project on Cultural Disorders of Fatigue and Weaknesses.

Career in acting[edit]

Agashe's love of acting made him take time out of his busy schedule to work in plays. He started his career in acting by working in plays.

Director at Film and Television Institute of India[edit]

From April 1997 to April 2002 he was the Director General of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.


Movie Year Language Character
Jolly LLB 2013 Hindi Senior Dewan
Jism 2 2012 Hindi
The King & the Commissioner 2012 Malayalam Indian Prime Minister
Bharatiy 2012 Marathi Sardeshmukh
Deool 2011 Marathi Aamdar Saheb
valu 2008 Marathi Sarapanch
Rang De Basanti 2006 Hindi Indian Defence Minister
Kay Dyache Bola 2005 Marathi Justice Prabhune
Apaharan 2005 Hindi Prof. Raghuvansh Shastri
Asambhav 2004 Hindi President Veer Pratap Singh
James 2004 Hindi DCP Vijay Singh Rawat
Ab Tak Chappan 2004 Hindi Ex-Commissioner Pradhan
Devrai 2004 Marathi Psychologist
Paap 2003 Hindi Kaya's Father
Gangaajal 2003 Hindi DIG Verma
Dance Like a Man 2003
Agni Varsha 2002 Raibhya
A Pocket Full of Dreams 2001 Om
Aks 2001 Hindi Prime Minister
Gaja Gamini 2000 Hindi Kalidasa
Hu Tu Tu 1999 Hindi Sawantrao Gadre
Seducing Maarya 1999 Hindi Vijay Chatterjee
Train to Pakistan 1998 Hindi British Official
Zor 1997 Hindi Swami Satyavadhi
Mrityudand 1997 Hindi Abhay Singh
Gudia 1997 Hindi Braganza
Katha Don Ganpatraonchi 1996 Marathi Ganpatrao Moray-Patil
Vrindavan Film Studios 1996 Hindi Hiralal
Target 1995 Hindi Vindhyachal Singh
Trimurti 1995 Hindi Kooka Singh
Patang 1994 Hindi
Dil Aashna Hai 1992 Hindi/Urdu Prem (pimp)
Ek Hota Vidushak 1992 Marathi Himmatrao Inamdar
Mississippi Masala 1991 English Kanti Napkin
Bye Bye Blues 1989 Hindi Rug Merchant
Rihaee 1988 Roopji
The Perfect Murder 1988 A.C.P. Samant
Maha Yatra 1987 Ved Maharaj

He also acted as Maganlal Meghraj in Bengali telefilms Feluda 30 on Feluda (based on stories by Satyajit Ray and directed by Sandip Ray)


Awards and nominations[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Awards and Honours

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