Son of prominent Marathi theatre and cinema actor, Chandrakhant Gokhale, some of Gokhale’s leading Bollywood films were Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” (1999), where he was Aishwarya Rai’s music maestro father, Kamal Haasan’s “Hey Ram” 2001), as Acharya Yagyaprakash Bharti in “Bhool Bhulaiyaa” (2007) and in Priyadarshan’s rib-tickler “De Dana Dan” (2009) and many others.
Donning the director’s hat in 2010 with Marathi film “Aaghaat”, he was won the National Film Award for Best Actor category for his Marathi film “Anumati”. He as also conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011 for his Acting in Theatre.
He was last seen in ‘Nikamma’ alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani. The film hit the theatres in June this year.