Mohan Joshi

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Mohan Joshi
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Born(1945-09-04) 4 September 1945 (age 68)
Banglore, Karnataka, India
 
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Mohan Joshi
Mohan Joshi.jpg
Born(1945-09-04) 4 September 1945 (age 68)
Banglore, Karnataka, India

(Marathi: मोहन जोशी) 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 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.[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]

YearTitleRoleLanguage
1983Ek Dav BhutachaMarathi
1993Sarech SajjanMarathi
1992NashibvanMarathi
1991BalidaanSadanand 'Master' KulkarniMarathi
 ????Hach Sunbaicha BhauMarathi
 ????Ek Gadi Baki AnadiMarathi
1992JiwalagaaMarathi
1993Sawat Majhi LadkiMarathi
1993BhookampDaya PatilHindi
1993Aaplee MaanseMarathi
1993AnthACP KulkarniHindi
1993JaagrutiOm Prakash SharmaHindi
1996ShastraMarathi
1997IshqKajol's UncleHindi
1997YeshwantSalim ShaikhHindi
1998MrityudandTirpat SinghHindi
1998Major SaabParshuram BihariHindi
1998Tu Tithe MeeMarathi
1998GundaPoteHindi
1999GharabaherAnnasahebMarathi
1999VaastavBabbanrao Kadam (Home Minister)Hindi
1999Haseena Maan JaayegiPrem NathHindi
1999Haseena Maan JaayegiPrem NathHindi
1999Hogi Pyaar Ki JeetThakur Gajendra SinghHindi
1999Daag: The FirePurshotam JalanHindi
2000Beti No. 1Raghuveer YadavHindi
2000BichhooKiran's dadHindi
2003BaghbanKhuber Desai, Hotel OwnerHindi
2003ZameenSenior Army OfficerHindi
2003GangaajalSadhu YadavHindi
2003Not Only Mrs. RautAdvocate Dada Vishnu DandavateMarathi
2004Garv: Pride and HonourAdvocate KulkarniHindi
2006Yanda Kartavya AaheManager PhatakMarathi
2009DebuGadge MaharajMarathi
2009Be Dune Saade CharAnant KitturkarMarathi
2009Agnidivya[12]Anandrao DesaiMarathi
2012Mokla Shwaas[13]Marathi

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleLanguageChannel
2009AgnihotraChintamani AgnihotriMarathiStar Pravah
2010JamuniyaHindiImagine TV
2010-2011Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein[14]Nityanand TiwariHindiSTAR One
2010Bhairoba[15]MarathiSaam TV
2012Eka Lagnachi Dusri GoshtaShripad KaleMarathiZee Marathi
2012–presentGunda Purush DevMahendra Deshmukh(Anna)MarathiETV Marathi
2013–presentEka Laganachi Tisari GostMarathiZee 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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