Vijayendra Ghatge is an actor in the Hindi film industry and on Indian TV. He is known for his role of Lala Brijbhaan in the TV serial Buniyaad that originally aired on DD National in 1986. Among other serials and several films, he is also known for his roles in Chitchor (1976), Prem Rog (1982) and more recently Devdas (2002) and Jhankaar Beats (2003).
Background and education
Ghatge is a member of the royal family of Kagal. He is thus a cousin of the Maharaja of Kolhapur. Ghatge's mother, Sitaraje Ghatge, is the daughter of the Maharaja Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore (reigned 1903–1926) by his American-born third wife Nancy Miller, who was formally adopted by the Maharaja's aunt and took the name Sharmishtha Devi Holkar upon marrying the Maharaja.
Educated in the Daly College, Indore, Ghatge was the Head Prefect & Sword of Honour holder (Flight Sergeant Airwing NCC). After doing B.Com Honours (Management) from Sydenham College of Commerce, Bombay he passed out of the acting course from the FTII, Pune.
Ghatge started his film career with a supporting role in Rajshri Productions' 1976 Hindi film Chitchor. Directed by Basu Chatterjee, the film was a box office "Superhit". Thereafter, he did various supporting roles in films like Kasme Vaade (1978), Prem Rog (1982) and Razia Sultan (1983). In the mid-1980s, Ghatge began appearing in television serials. His character role of Lala Brijbhaan, played in the 1986–87 classic serial Buniyaad made him a household name.
|1977||Agar... If||Vijay Sohni|
|1978||Kasme Vaade||Kundan Ghanshyamdas|
|1978||Tere Pyar Mein|
|1980||Nazrana Pyar Ka||Kishore|
|1981||Hum Se Badkar Kaun||Ballu/DSP Vijay|
|1981||Jyoti||Niranjan Pratap Singh|
|1982||Prem Rog||Kunwar Narendra Pratap Singh|
|1982||Satte Pe Satta||Shekhar|
|1982||Jeeo Aur Jeene Do|
|1982||Maut Ka Saya|
|1982||"Waqt Waqt Ki Baat"|
|1983||Razia Sultan||Amil Altunia|
|1984||Ram Ki Ganga||Arun 'Suraj' Verma|
|1984||Ram Tera Desh||Prem Kumar Saxena|
|1984||Waqt Ki Pukar||Raja|
|1985||Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche||Dr. Shrikant Bhargav|
|1985||Pournami Raavil 3D||Malayalam 3D film|
|1985||Kali Basti||Inspector Raghuvanshi|
|1985||Singhasan Battisi||Raja Vikramaditya||TV Serial|
|1986||Sheesha||Advocate Ashok Kumar||TV series|
|1986||Trikon Ka Chauta Kon|
|1986||Katha Sagar||TV series|
|1987||Buniyaad||Lala Brijbhan||TV series|
|1987||Muqaddar Ka Faisla||Police Inspector Shekhar|
|1988||Mohabbat Ke Dushman||Shamsher|
|1988||Vikram Aur Betaal||Gunkar||TV series |
Ep: "The Unsuccessful Penance of Gunkar"
|1988||Yateem||Senior Police Officer|
|1989||Souten Ki Beti||Advocate Narendra|
|1989||Ajeeb Itefaq||Aparna's boyfriend|
|1989||Guru||Inspector Shiv Shankar Shrivastav|
|1989||Naqab||Nawab Sajhat Ali Khan|
|1990||Bandh Darwaza||Thakur Pratap Singh|
|1990||Lekin...||Raja Param Singh|
|1991||Sanam Bewafa||Sajjan Thakur|
|1991||Ek Doctor Ki Maut||Dr. Arijit|
|1992||Apradhi||Man outside the orphanage|
|1992||Missione d'amore||Mansingh||TV series|
|1993||Damini - Lightning||Inspector Kadam|
|1993||Kshatriya||Raja Davendra Pratap Singh|
|1993||Anth||Advocate Vikas Saxena|
|1994||Vaade Iraade||Principal Tripathi|
|1994||Beta Ho To Aisa||Forest Officer Anand|
|1999||Love You Hamesha|
|2001||Shirdi Sai Baba (2001)|
|2002||Jeena Sirf Merre Liye||Pooja's dad|
|2002||Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum||Mr. Shrivastav|
|2003||Jhankaar Beats||Mr. Kapoor|
|2003||Tujhe Meri Kasam|
|2004||Wajahh: A Reason to Kill||Singhania|
|2004||Garv: Pride and Honour||Chief Minister|
|2005||Chand Sa Roshan Chehra|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Mr. Bhalla|
|2008||Karma: Crime. Passion. Reincarnation||Ranvir Singh|
|2010||Life Express||Tanvi's boss|
- "Supreme Court Judgement". 24 April 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- "Indore: Palace Intrigue". India Today. 15 September 1997. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- "Box office 1976". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- "The Buniyaad folks, 18 years later". Rediff.com. February 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- Arti R (11 July 2002). "What does it take to be Ash's husband?". Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012.