Mohan Joshi

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Mohan Joshi
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Born (1945-09-04) 4 September 1945 (age 69)
Banglore, Karnataka, India

Mohan Joshi is an Indian film, television and theater actor. He has worked in Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Kannada films.

Early life[edit]

Joshi was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. He did his education and debut in acting from Pune, Maharashtra. For better career prospects, he later moved to Mumbai. He married his wife Jyoti while he was 21 and she was 19 years old.He now resides in Mumbai.[1]

Career[edit]

Joshi started his career through theatre from Pune. He was noticed through the play Kuryat Sada Tingalam. Along with Anand Abhyankar and Suhasini Deshpande, the show was performed more than 1000 times.[2]

Joshi later on got various roles in Hindi and Marathi films. His 1993 comedy film Sawat Majhi Ladki was quite successful. Joshi played the lead role of a doctor husband of actress Neena Kulkarni and who is engaged in an extra marital affair with his junior doctor played by Varsha Usgaonkar. For his work in Tu Tithe Mee (1998), Joshi's work was appreciated. Produced by Smita Talwalkar and directed by Sanjay Surkar, the film was adjudged as the Best Feature Film in Marathi at the 46th National Film Awards. In their official citation, the jury noted Joshi's and his co-star Suhas Joshi's works by quoting "Beautiful performance by Mohan Joshi and Suhas Joshi are the highlights of the film."[3] He won his only National Film Awards till now for 1999 Marathi film Gharabaher as a Special Mention (Feature Film) "for his wonderfully controlled performance of a corrupt politician." at 47th National Film Awards.[4] In 2009, he played the lead role of Gadge Maharaj, a social reformer and saint from Maharashtra, in the film Debu.[5][6]

Joshi also played various character and side roles in Hindi films and is known for his portrayal of negative roles. For the role of Tirpat Singh in the Hindi film Mrityudand (1997), Joshi received the Screen Award for Best Villain.[7] His villainous role of Sadhu Yadav in the 2003 Hindi film Gangaajal directed by Prakash Jha was appreciated. This socio-political film was based on the Bhagalpur blindings that happened in 1980.[8] He has also worked in Bhojpuri films.[9]

Joshi stepped in the Hindi television industry through the show Jamuniya in 2010 that aired on Imagine TV.[10]

Joshi was the president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad. He resigned in 2011 over allegations of creating commotion at Nashik after consuming alcohol.[11]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Language
1983 Ek Dav Bhutacha Marathi
1993 Sarech Sajjan Marathi
1992 Nashibvan Marathi
1991 Balidaan Sadanand 'Master' Kulkarni Marathi
 ???? Hach Sunbaicha Bhau Marathi
 ???? Ek Gadi Baki Anadi Marathi
1992 Jiwalagaa Marathi
1993 Sawat Majhi Ladki Marathi
1993 Bhookamp Daya Patil Hindi
1993 Aaplee Maanse Marathi
1993 Anth ACP Kulkarni Hindi
1993 Jaagruti Om Prakash Sharma Hindi
1995 The Gambler (1995 film) Karianna Hindi
1996 Shastra Marathi
1996 Bhishma (1996 film) Rana Saheb Hindi
1997 Ishq Kajol's Uncle Hindi
1997 Yeshwant Salim Shaikh Hindi
1998 Mrityudand Tirpat Singh Hindi
1998 Major Saab Parshuram Bihari Hindi
1998 Tu Tithe Mee Marathi
1998 Gunda Pote Hindi
1999 Gharabaher Annasaheb Marathi
1999 Vaastav Babbanrao Kadam (Home Minister) Hindi
1999 Haseena Maan Jaayegi Prem Nath Hindi
1999 Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet Thakur Gajendra Singh Hindi
1999 Daag: The Fire Purshotam Jalan Hindi
2000 Beti No. 1 Raghuveer Yadav Hindi
2000 Bichhoo Kiran's dad Hindi
2003 Khanjar: The Knife Kumar Hindi
2003 Baghban Khuber Desai, Hotel Owner Hindi
2003 Zameen Senior Army Officer Hindi
2003 Gangaajal Sadhu Yadav Hindi
2003 Not Only Mrs. Raut Advocate Dada Vishnu Dandavate Marathi
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour Advocate Kulkarni Hindi
2006 Yanda Kartavya Aahe Manager Phatak Marathi
2009 Debu Gadge Maharaj Marathi
2009 Be Dune Saade Char Anant Kitturkar Marathi
2009 Agnidivya[12] Anandrao Desai Marathi
2012 Mokla Shwaas[13] Marathi

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Channel
2009 Agnihotra Chintamani Agnihotri Marathi Star Pravah
2010 Jamuniya Hindi Imagine TV
2010-2011 Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein[14] Nityanand Tiwari Hindi STAR One
2010 Bhairoba[15] Marathi Saam TV
2012 Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta Shripad Kale Marathi Zee Marathi
2012–present Gunda Purush Dev Mahendra Deshmukh(Anna) Marathi ETV Marathi
2013–present Eka Laganachi Tisari Gost Dattaram Bhau Marathi Zee Marathi

==Theatre== Kuryat Sada Tingalam Sukhant Me Revati Deshpande Kalam 302 Purush Gadvach Lagna

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalewar, Sulakshana (September 25, 2005). "Behind the scenes". The Economic Times. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Paranjpe, Shailendra (December 25, 2012). "Anand Abhyankar was an ever-smiling man". DNA. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Gumaste, Sukirt D. (September 7, 2009). "A common desire". Pune: DNA. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Hattangadi, Sandip. "डेबू - संत गाडगे महाराजांची जीवनगाथा" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mritydand -- The Death Sentence (1997)". Rediff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Joshi, Namrata (September 8, 2003). "Gangaajal". Outlook India. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Mathur, Barkha (November 14, 2008). "‘I enjoy working in Bhojpuri films’". Times of India. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Small is Big? Ask Mohan Joshi!". Times of India. March 21, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mohan Joshi quits as president of Marathi theatre". Mumbai: Mid Day. May 7, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ K, Sanjay (2009). "अग्निदिव्यः नियतीचा लपंडाव" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "'मोकळा श्वास' च्या एमपी-३ चे राज-शर्मिला यांच्या हस्ते शानदार प्रकाशन." (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (March 18, 2011). "Mohan Joshi replaced!". Times of India. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ "'भैरोबा' कौटुंबिक विनोदी मालिका साम वाहिनीवर" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. February 23, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 

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