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Dr. Mohan-AgasheACTOR | PUNE

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Padmashree Dr. Mohan Agashe is a man of discerning words that spring from the experience of diverse worlds. A psychiatrist by instruction and an actor by intuition, his professional strides are a fascinating blend of natural progression and conscious design. No wonder, he has left an indelible mark across different spheres - whether through his compelling stage performances, remarkable screen presence, innovative theatre movements, incisive papers or rigorously executed health projects. At 61, his zeal to learn is as luminous as his zest for life, finds Sudhir Raikar in this exclusive tete-a-tete with the unassuming thespian.

Internationally acclaimed actor and mental health expert, Dr Mohan Agashe stole the limelight in the 1980s in his role as the Machiavellian Nana Phadnavis in Vijay Tendulkar’s legendary play `Ghashiram Kotwal.’ The play, showcased at International festivals in the decade of the 1980s also won him national accolades in the form of `Padmashree Award’ in the 1990 and `Sangeet Natak Academy Award’ in 1996. He reached the pinnacle of his acting career through succession of plays and award winning films under noted directors Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Mira Nair, Gautam Ghose and Jabbar Patel.
In the 1990s, Agashe’s unique contribution to theatre manifested through the launching of `Grips Theatre’ in India on the Berlin model where children’s plays revolve around real life experiences of emotions and environment rather than fantasies. This novel experimental theatre earned him prestigious German awards 'Bundesverdienstkreuz' (the Cross of Order of Merit) in 2001 and the 'Goethe Medal' in 2004

Course Name MBBS & PG in psychiatry Institute Name B J Medical College Pune
Start Date 01-06-1969 End Date 24-05-1971
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Language : Hindi, English, Marathi
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Available In : Anywhere In India
Availability : Full Time
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Children Film Society of India (CFSI)
Role Member of Governing and Executive Council
Start Date 01-03-2010  
D.A.T.E. (Developing Awareness Through Entertainment
Role Honorary Director
Start Date 01-05-1995  
Issue based and quality entertainment. Producing and networking. Using Films, Theater and Literature for Awareness & Education
Film & Television Institute of India
Role Director
Start Date 01-04-1997 End Date 31-03-2002
* Head of National Institute of Training in Film making and
Television Production
Maharashtra Institute of Mental health
Role Director-Professor
Start Date 02-09-1991 End Date 31-03-1997
Sassoon Hospital-*Clinical work in Psychiatry
*Undergraduate & Postgraduate Teacher of Psychiatry
*Develop Mental Health Program in the State.
BJ Medical College & Sasson General Hospital
Role Professor of Psychiatry
Start Date 01-07-1981 End Date 30-08-1991
To teach UG & PG students in Psychiatry,
To manage Outdoor and Indoor patients in Psychiatry Outpatient clinic and Psychiatry Ward of Sasson Hospital
Administrative and Clinical Head of the Department
National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)
Role Non-Official Director
Start Date 01-02-1985 End Date 28-02-1987
Member of the Board of Directors,
Promote Good Cinema
Theatre Academy, Pune
Role Honorary President
Start Date 01-04-1980 End Date 30-06-1986
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