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Mohan Agashe at 43rd KVIFF

Mohan Agashe (Hindi: मोहन अगIशे, Urdu: موہن اَگش) is an Indian theatre and film actor. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1996 [1].



He is a psychiatrist by profession and retired as Professor of Psychiatry at the B. J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital in Pune, India.


Career in psychiatry

Apart from his medical career he had an illustrious career in clinical psychology and psychopharmacology. Agashe started his early career by opting to work in The Government Hospital at Pune. He had the honor of chairing the Organizing Committee meetings for the Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society held at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

Agashe was a founding Director of Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health until he moved on to become Director of FTII. His students have progressed in their careers to become renowned psychiatrists in India, the UK and the United States.

Advisor to the Government

In 1998, Agashe's project to improve the mental health education and service lead to the formation of a new policy on mental education by the Government of Maharastra. He has also served as an Advisor to the Government of Maharastra on Mental Health Education and Service. He was also instrumental in establishing the Maharastra Institute of Mental Health in 1991. MIMH is now a prestigious state level training and research institute in Mental Health Sciences. It is located in Pune, India.

Principal investigator

In 1994, western India witnessed a major earthquake centred on Latur. To understand the mental health effects of the quake, a research project was initiated by the Indian Council of Medical Research. For that project Agashe served as Principal Investigator.

Agashe is currently the Principal Investigator for an Indo-US joint project on Cultural Disorders of Fatigue and Weaknesses.

Career in acting

Agashe's love of acting made him take time out of his busy schedule to work in plays. He started his career in acting by working in plays.

Director at Film and Television Institute of India

From April 1997 to April 2002 he was the Director General of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.


  • Rang De Basanti (2006) .... Defence Minister, Govt. of India
  • Kay Dyache Bola (2005) .... (Marathi movie) Justice Prabhune
  • Apaharan (2005) .... Professor Raghuvansh Shastri
  • Asambhav (2004) .... Indian President, Veer Pratap Singh
  • James .... DCP Vijay Singh Rawat
  • Ab Tak Chappan (2004) .... Ex-Commissioner Pradhan
  • Devrai (2004) .... Psychologist
  • Paap (2003) (as Dr. Mohan Agashe) .... Kaya's Father
  • Gangaajal (2003) .... DIG Verma
  • Dance Like a Man (2003)
  • Agni Varsha (2002) .... Raibhya
  • A Pocket Full of Dreams (2001) .... Om
  • Aks (2001) .... Prime Minister
  • Gaja Gamini (2000) (as Dr. Mohan Agashe) .... Kalidasa
  • Hu Tu Tu (1999) (as Dr. Mohan Agashe) .... Sawantrao Gadre
  • Seducing Maarya (1999) .... Vijay Chatterjee
  • Train to Pakistan (1998) .... British official
  • Bombay Blue (1998) (mini) TV Series
  • Zor (1997) .... Sawmi Satyavadhi
  • Mrityudand .... Abhay Singh
  • Gudia (1997) .... Braganza
  • Vrindavan Film Studios (1996) .... Hiralal
  • Mohini (1995) (TV) (as Dr. Mohan Agashe) .... Anand
  • Target (1995) .... Vindhyachal Singh
  • Trimurti (1995) .... Khokha Singh
  • Patang (1994)
  • Dil Aashna Hai (1992) .... Prem (pimp)
  • Mississippi Masala (1991) .... Kanti Napkin
  • Bye Bye Blues (1989) (as Dr. Mohanagashe) .... Rug Merchant
  • Rihaee (1988) .... Roopji
  • The Perfect Murder (1988) .... A.C.P. Samant
  • Maha Yatra (1987) .... Ved Maharaj
  • Susman (1987) .... President of Handloom Cooperative Society
  • Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986) .... Custom Office Sudarshan Kumar
  • Mashaal (1984) .... Keshav
  • Paar (1984) .... Hari Singh
  • Gandhi (1982) .... Tyeb Mohammed's friend
  • Sadgati (1981) (TV) .... The Brahmin
  • The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse (1980) - Brothel Keeper
  • Aakrosh (1980) .... President of the City Council
  • Bhumika: The Role (1977)
  • Jait Re Jait (1977)
  • Ghashiram Kotwal (1976) .... Nanasaheb
  • Nishaant (1975) .... Prasad (Zamindar's brother)
  • Samna (1974) .... Maruti Kamble
  • Ghashiram Kotwal (1972) (Marathi Play) .... Nana Phadnavis

He also acted as Jatayu in Hindi telefilms on Feluda (based on stories by Satyajit Ray and directed by Sandip Ray)


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