Renowned Marathi film actor Ravindra Mahajani, known for his notable roles and often hailed as the “Vinod Khanna” of Marathi cinema, has passed away. The 77-year-old actor’s lifeless body was discovered in a rented house in Talegaon, Pune, where he had been residing. The police estimate that Mahajani had expired three days prior to the discovery. Concerned neighbors alerted the authorities upon noticing a foul odor emanating from the apartment. Upon immediate arrival, the police forced entry and found the actor’s remains. Currently, an investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances surrounding his demise.
The police have sent Ravindra Mahajani’s body for postmortem analysis. The actor’s flat was found locked from the inside, prompting the police to gain entry by breaking in. Mahajani’s filmography includes notable Marathi films like “Mumbai Cha Faujdar,” “Goonj,” and “Kalat Nakalat.” He also made an appearance in Ashutosh Gowariker’s film “Panipat” (2019). During the 1970s, he achieved considerable acclaim within the Marathi film industry, earning the moniker of the Vinod Khanna of Marathi cinema. His debut film was V. Shantaram’s Marathi production, “Jhunj,” released in 1975.
Ravindra Mahajani, apart from his acting prowess, also ventured into directing films. He marked his directorial debut in 1997 with the movie “Satte Pish Kini.” Additionally, he appeared on the television show “Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal” on Colors Channel. Mahajani initially made his acting debut in 1969 with the film “Saat Hindustani,” starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan. The Marathi film industry is currently engulfed in sorrow over the loss of Ravindra Mahajani, with countless tributes pouring in on social media platforms.