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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] He is a NSD (National School of Drama) alumnus known for his roles in Australian TV miniseries Bodyline as Nawab of Pataudi Sr.

Ashok Banthia
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Years active1983–present



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.

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

Television (incomplete)Edit


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

Other creditsEdit

Year Project Role Other notes
1993 Tamas Associate Director


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