Ashok Banthia, sometimes referred as Ashok Bathia or Ashok Bhatia, is an Indian actor and director associated with Hindi film, television and theatre actor.[1][2] He is a NSD (National School of Drama) alumnus known for his roles in Australian TV miniseries Bodyline as Nawab of Pataudi Sr.[3]

Ashok Banthia
  • Actor
  • Director
Years active1983–present

Career edit

As he finished his courses at NIDA, he received an offer to work with Kennedy Miller's serial Bodyline, where he played the role of Indian cricketer Nawab of Pataudi Sr. He also did a role in Peter Morhan's English film The Peacock Spring, the French film Indian Orchid, and Hindi films. He recently has appeared in a film Atrangi Re.[4]

Filmography (incomplete) edit

Year Film Role Other notes
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro News reporter
1985 Nasoor
1989 Nocturne Indien (French) The taxi driver from the hospital (as Ashok Bantia)
1993 Bedardi Police inspector
1993 Rudaali (as Ashok Bantia)
1995 Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (as Ashok Bantiya)
1996 The Peacock Spring (TV movie) Ram Chand
2000 Bawandar
2000 Mission Kashmir Shrafat (as Ashok Bhantia)
2002 Aankhen (as Ashok Bhantia)
2002 Kali Salwar Khuda Baksh
2004 Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko (as Ashok Bantia)
2004 Loknayak Ram Manohar Lohia
2005 7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding (as Ashok Bhantia)
2008 Ramayan (2008 TV series) Vishwamitra
2010 Chase Vishwajeet Rana – Udyog Mantri (as Ashok Bhantia)
2012 Arjun: The Warrior Prince Bhim
2012 Rush Raja Choudhary
2012 Cigarette Ki Tarah Nikhil Dabur's Father
2013 Maazii Satbeer Chacha
2014 Khoobsurat Ram Sevak
2017 Julie 2 Jeweller Aggarwal

Ashok Bantia also played in Mahabharata as Maharaj Chitravat and Kritaverma.

Television (incomplete) edit

Year Title Character Aired On
2012 Ramayan (2012 TV Series) Zee TV
2008 Balika Vadhu Village Head of Bilaria Colors
2012 Mahadev Himalayraj's minister Life OK
2008 Ramayan (2008 TV series) Vishwamitra NDTV Imagine
2004 Tahreer Munshi Premchand ki (Nirmala) Doordarshan
1997 Ek Kahani Aur Mili Doordarshan
1990 Chanakya "Mahamantri" Indra Dutt Doordarshan
1989 Mahabharat (1988 TV series) Kritvarma Doordarshan
1984 Bodyline (miniseries) Nawab of Pataudi Sr.

Theatre edit

Year Play Role Other notes
2005 Chanakya Maha Amatya (Prime Minister)
2011 Mohenjo-daro
2008 Chanakyashashtra Mr. Rammurty
2000 The Last Train

Other credits edit

Year Project Role Other notes
1993 Tamas Associate Director

References edit

  1. ^ Chaudhary, Pranava K (19 October 2004). "Uncensored 'Loknayak' to be screened soon". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ Saraf, Sneha (17 March 2018). "World's largest theatre fest comes to Mumbai". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Lagaan benchmark for Kabir's tryst with '83". Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  4. ^ "'Atrangi Re' Movie Review: Dhanush Steals The Show In This Twisted Love Triangle". Outlook India. Archived from the original on 25 December 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.

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