Pranlal Kharsani

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Pranlal Kharsani (19 June 1926 – 20 May 2016), better known by his stage name P. Kharsani, was a Gujarati stage, television and film actor.

Life[edit]

Pranlal Devjibhai Kharsani was born on 19 June 1926 in Bhatwada area near Kalol, Gujarat.[1][2][3] He was known for his comic roles but had played other characters also. He was active in films from 1958 to 2008 and for 60 years in theatre.[1] He acted in around hundred Gujarati films and television serials and more than 75 plays.[4] He had written, directed and produced several plays.[5][6] He died on 20 May 2016 following kidney-related ailment in Ahmedabad.[1][4][7]

His memoirs, P. Kharsani no Vesh, was published in June 2015.[4][6][8]

Recognition[edit]

He had received several awards and felicitations.[4] He had received Best Actor Award consistently for 3 years 1955-1957 Mumbai State, Gaurav Puraskar from Gujarat State in 1989, Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Award in 1996,Award from Gujarat Film Development Corporation in 1997, Public felicitation by city of Ahmedabad in 2013, Natraj Award in April 2016.[6][9]

Selected plays[edit]

  • Patta ni Jod (1958)[10]
  • Malela Jeev
  • Parnya Chhata Kunvara
  • Aram Rajya (Bhavai)
  • Chitthi
  • Pdada Pachhal
  • Hu Kaik Kari Besish
  • Maf Karjo, Aa Natak Nahi Thay
  • Akhil Brahmand Ma Ek Tu Stree Khari
  • Panch Minute Ni Paranetar
  • Ranchhode Rann Chhodyu
  • Rajane Game Te Rani
  • Mamaji No Morcho

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Madi Jaya nu Mameru
  • Nari Tu Narayani[6]
  • Lakho Fulani[6]
  • Goral Garasani
  • Narmadane Kanthe
  • Bhathiji Maharaj
  • Mena Gurjari
  • Nasib ni Balihari
  • Preet Pangre Chori Chori
  • Bhav ni bhavai

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "હરતી ફરતી કલાની યુનિવર્સિટી સમાન પી. ખરસાણીનું નિધન". NavGujarat Samay (in Gujarati). 20 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "ગુજરાતી ફિલ્મોના હાસ્ય કલાકાર પી. ખરસાણીનું 91 વર્ષની વયે નિધન". Chitralekha. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ "લોકપ્રિય ગુજરાતી કલાકાર પી. ખરસાણીનું નિધન, જાણો તેમની 10 અજાણી વાતો". Sandesh. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Veteran Gujarati actor P Kharsani passes away". The Times of India. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ Gujarat (India) (1984). Gujarat State Gazetteers: Ahmadabad District Gazetteer. Directorate of Government Print., Stationery and Publications, Gujarat State. p. 771.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Gujarati Film star P Kharsani Pass away". Sambhaav News (in Gujarati). 20 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  7. ^ Panchal, Rakesh (21 May 2016). "પી. ખરસાણી ગુજરાતી ફિલ્મોના ચાર્લી ચૅપ્લિન હતા". Gujarati Midday (in Gujarati). Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  8. ^ "પી. ખરસાણી par કચ્છમાં બનશે ડોક્યુમેન્ટરી". Kutchmitra (in Gujarati). 21 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Morari Bapu to fete Pak singer Ghulam Ali". The Times of India. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  10. ^ DeshGujarat (20 May 2016). "Veteran Gujarati film and stage artist P Kharsani passes away". DeshGujarat. Retrieved 22 May 2016.