Renowned Indian film and television actor Mohan Joshi was honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to the theatre on 5 November 2017.
The award was presented to Joshi by veteran actor Jayant Sawarkar. The award is conferred in memory of Vishnudas Bhave, the founder of Marathi theatre. It comprises a trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 25,000.
Besides plays, Joshi has acted in a number of Marathi and Hindi films including Major Saab, Baghban, Gangaajal, Garv: Pride and Honour and more recently Yeh Hai India.
About Mohan Joshi
• Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Joshi started his career in theatre in Pune.
• He was noticed through the play Kuryat Sada Tingalam, which was performed for more than 1000 times.
• Joshi has worked in different kinds of cinema including Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Kannada.
• He won a National film award for his 1999 Marathi film Gharabaher as a special mention at the 47th National Film Awards.
• He stepped into the Hindi television industry through the show Jamuniya in 2010.
• Joshi is currently also serving as the President of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad. He was earlier elected to the post in 2003 and served till 2011 and then was re-elected in 2013.