4 September 1945 |
Banglore, Karnataka, India
Joshi was born in Banglore, 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.
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.
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." 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. In 2009, he played the lead role of Gadge Maharaj, a social reformer and saint from Maharashtra, in the film Debu.
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. 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. He has also worked in Bhojpuri films.
|1983||Ek Dav Bhutacha||Marathi|
|1991||Balidaan||Sadanand 'Master' Kulkarni||Marathi|
|????||Hach Sunbaicha Bhau||Marathi|
|????||Ek Gadi Baki Anadi||Marathi|
|1993||Sawat Majhi Ladki||Marathi|
|1993||Jaagruti||Om Prakash Sharma||Hindi|
|1998||Major Saab||Parshuram Bihari||Hindi|
|1998||Tu Tithe Mee||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|
|2003||Baghban||Khuber Desai, Hotel Owner||Hindi|
|2003||Zameen||Senior Army Officer||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||Be Dune Saade Char||Anant Kitturkar||Marathi|
|2009||Agnihotra||Chintamani Agnihotri||Marathi||Star Pravah|
|2010-2011||Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein||Nityanand Tiwari||Hindi||STAR One|
|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||Marathi||ETV Marathi|
- 47th National Film Awards (1999) - Special Mention (Feature Film) - Gharabaher - "for his wonderfully controlled performance of a corrupt politician."
- Kalewar, Sulakshana (September 25, 2005). "Behind the scenes". The Economic Times. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Paranjpe, Shailendra (December 25, 2012). "Anand Abhyankar was an ever-smiling man". DNA. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "46th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- Gumaste, Sukirt D. (September 7, 2009). "A common desire". Pune: DNA. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Hattangadi, Sandip. "डेबू - संत गाडगे महाराजांची जीवनगाथा" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Mritydand -- The Death Sentence (1997)". Rediff.com. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Joshi, Namrata (September 8, 2003). "Gangaajal". Outlook India. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Mathur, Barkha (November 14, 2008). "‘I enjoy working in Bhojpuri films’". Times of India. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Small is Big? Ask Mohan Joshi!". Times of India. March 21, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "Mohan Joshi quits as president of Marathi theatre". Mumbai: Mid Day. May 7, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- K, Sanjay (2009). "अग्निदिव्यः नियतीचा लपंडाव" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "'मोकळा श्वास' च्या एमपी-३ चे राज-शर्मिला यांच्या हस्ते शानदार प्रकाशन." (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Maheshwri, Neha (March 18, 2011). "Mohan Joshi replaced!". Times of India. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
- "'भैरोबा' कौटुंबिक विनोदी मालिका साम वाहिनीवर" (in Marathi). Marathi Movie World. February 23, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2013.