Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale will be felicitated with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave Award at a ceremony in Sangli next month. Gokhale, 67, who is a noted Marathi theatre actor and has acted in several Hindi films, will be honoured with the award at a function to be held on November 5, 2015 on eve of 'Marathi Rangbhumi Din'. Dr Sharad Karale, president of Akhil Maharashtra Natya Vidya Mandir Samiti, Sangli, made the announcement.
Prominent actress-singer Faiyaz Shaikh will present the award. Gokhale will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Marathi theatre. The annual award was instituted by Sangli-based Akhil Maharashtra Natya Vidya Mandir in memory of pioneer Marathi dramatist Vishnudas Bhave. Earlier, Bal Gandharv, P.L. Deshpande, Acharya Atre, Dr Jabbar Patel have been recipient of the award.
Gokhale has acted in noted Marathi films like Lapandav, Kalat Nakalat, Vazir, Bala Gau Kashi Angaai and recently Anumati. His prominent Hindi films include Yash Johar's Agneepath, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Bhool Bhulaiya, Khuda Gawah among others.