On Saturday, November 26, renowned theatre artist and veteran actor Vikram Gokhale died in critical condition. He was on life support in the ICU of Pune’s Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. The 77-year-old actor has left a legacy to be remembered.
Vikram Gokhale had a serious liver disease that eventually caused the other vital organs to fail. He had been visiting the hospital since November 6, but a very reliable family source told that his condition had deteriorated significantly since Tuesday.
Vikram Gokhale is best known for portraying Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.’
He is the son of renowned Marathi theatre and film actor Chandrakanta Gokhale. He comes from a long line of actors and theatre artists.
Durgabai Kamat, Vikram Gokhale’s great grandmother, was India’s first female actor. His grandmother, Kamalabai Gokhale, was India’s first child artist.
Vikram Gokhale has appeared in several Hindi films, including ‘Khuda Gawah,’ ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa,’ ‘Mission Mangal,’ ‘Dil Se,’ and ‘De Dana Dan, Hichki.’ In 2013, he won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the Marathi film ‘Anumati.’
Apart from being a well-known actor and theatre artist, Vikram Gokhale has also appeared in television serials such as ‘Singhasan,’ ‘Virrudh,’ and ‘Sanjivani,’ among others. He is best known for his role in the Doordarshan television series ‘Udaan.’