Gokhale directed his directorial debut in 2010, with Marathi film Aaghaat. Produced by Sprint Arts Creation and executive producer Rajesh Damble, the film is based on a story written by Doctor Nitin Lavangare. The cast of the film includes actors Mukta Barve and Doctor Amol Kolhe and is shot in Pune.
He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011 for his Acting in Theatre, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India"s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.
He also runs a real estate firm, Sujata Farms in Pune. He is also an active social worker
His family has founded an organization about 23 years ago, which provides financial support for disabled soldiers, unaffected kids of leper parents, education of orphan children among other initiatives. He announced in February 2016,that due to throat ailment, he had decided to quit the stage activities (drama), on medical advice.