Vijayendra Ghatge is an Indian actor who predominanly works in the Bollywood film industry. He is known for his appearance as Lala Vrishbhan in the television serial Buniyaad (1986). He is also known for his work in the films like Chitchor (1976), Satte Pe Satta (1982), Prem Rog (1982), and Devdas (2002).
Vijayendra Ghatge was born on Thursday, 1 January 1970 (age 52 years; as of 2022) in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He grew up in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He attended Daly College in Indore. Vijayendra pursued a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree in Management at the Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai. Later, he completed an acting course at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, Maharashtra.
Vijayendra Ghatge in his youth
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Brown
Vijayendra Ghatge belongs to the Maratha royal family in Kagal, Maharashtra.
Parents & Siblings
Vijayendra Ghatge’s mother, Sita Raje Ghatge, is the daughter of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore, while his father, Shrimant Sardar Fatehsinhrao Dattajirao Ghatge, belonged to a clan that ruled a princely state in India. His sister, Sunanda Ghatge, died in 1984 in the terrorist bombing of the Air India flight Kanishka.
Wife & Children
Vijayendra Ghatge is married to Avantika Ghatge. His daughter, Umikaa Ghatge, is a freelance content writer.
He is the uncle of the Indian actor Sagarika Ghatge.
H. No. 249/15 Nagala Park, Kolhapur, India
Vijayendra Ghatge made his debut in Bollywood with the romantic musical film ‘Chitchor’ in 1976 as Sunil Kishan.
From left – Vijayendra Ghatge, A. K. Hangal, and Amol Palekar in a still from the film ‘Chitchor’ (1976)
In 1978, he appeared as Kundan Ghanshyamdas in the film ‘Kasme Vaade.’ In 1982, he played the role of Rama’s husband, Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh, in the film ‘Prem Rog’ starring Rishi Kapoor as Devdhar (Dev), Padmini Kolhapure as Manorama (Rama), and Shammi Kapoor as Rama’s paternal uncle, Bade Raja Thakur, along with others. Vijayendra played the role of Bhuvan Choudhry, the ageing husband of Paro, in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film ‘Devdas’ in 2002; the film cast Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles.
Vijayendra Ghatge (as Bhuvan Choudhry) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (as Paro) in the film ‘Devdas’ (2002)
In 1982, he appeared as Shekhar in the film ‘Satte Pe Satta,’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini along with others. Vijayendra Ghatge later appeared in many Bollywood films including ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983), ‘Kali Basti’ (1985), ‘Veerana’ (1988), ‘Tridev’ (1989), ‘Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum’ (2002), and ‘Aazan’ (2011).
Vijatendra Ghatge made his debut in the Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Pournami Raavil 3D’ in 1985.
Vijayendra Ghatge in the film ‘Pournami Raavil 3D’ (1985)
Vijayendra debuted in the Marathi film industry with the film ‘Maza Saubhagya’ in 1994. He appeared as Ahant Abhyankar (supporting actor) in the film.
From left – Vijayendra Ghatge (as Ahant Abhyankar), along with Deepak Deulkar (as Avinash), in the Marathi film ‘Maza Saubhagya’ (1994)
Vijayendra Ghatge made his debut in Hollywood with the Italian romantic drama series ‘Missione D’Amore’ (Mission of Love) in 1993. He played the role of an Indian tourist guide, Mansingh, to an American woman, played by model Carol Alt, in the series.
Vijayendra Ghatge with Carol Alt – a picture from the sets of ‘Missione D’Amore’ (1993)
Vijayendra Ghatge appeared first time on the small screen in the television series ‘Sinhasan Battisi’ (1985) as Raja Vikramaditya. The serial was broadcasted on DD National.
Vijayendra Ghatge as Raja Vikramaditya in the television series ‘Sinhasan Battisi’ (1985)
He appeared in other television series including ‘Vikram Aur Betaal’ (1985), ‘Buniyaad’ (1986), ‘Talaash’ (1992), ‘Ashiqui’ (1998), and ‘Vishwaas’ (2003). Vijayendra appeared in some television commercials for various brands including D. P. Jewellers and Cadbury.
Vijayendra Ghatge has sung the song ‘Aaj Ki Raat Ghar Na Jaaen’ for one of the popular duos Nadeem-Shravan’s album “Star Ten” (1985).
In 2017, Vijayendra Ghatge was facilitated at an event organised by the Bharat Maa Shaheed Samman Trust in association with Verve and Royal Fables.
Vijayendra Ghatge holding the momento received from Indian industrialist and philanthropist Sanjay Dalmia at an event in 2017
- Vijayendra Ghatge has been given the title of Shrimant and is also called Shrimant Sardar Vijayendra Ghatge.
- He started modelling while he was in college and later worked for some brands including Wills, Erasmic Super Silver, and suiting brands.
- Viajyendra Ghatge was crowned as the ‘Sea Lord’ at the Naval Ball held at the United Services Club in Mumbai.
- He also walked the ramp for The Terene Mega Fashion Festival, one of the pioneering live fashion events of the seventies.
- Vijayendra is sometimes mistakenly mentioned as the father of the actor Sagarika Ghatge.
- In 1979, he was featured on the cover of Stardust magazine along with the actors Mithun Chakraborty and Ranjeeta Kaur.