Ashok Kheny

Ashok Maharudrappa Kheny is an Indian film actor, politician, film director, film producer, businessman, owner of Karnataka Bulldozers cricket team, chairman of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists. [1] Managing Director of the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises. the officially known as the Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project. [2] He is also the Director of the IIIE Limited, former MLA of the Bidar South Vidhan Sabha constituency

Ashok Kheny
Ashok Maharudrappa Kheny

(1950-10-05) 5 October 1950 (age 69)
Resting placeBangalore, Karnataka, India
Other namesAMK
EducationElectrical engineer
Alma mater
Managing Director of SAB, Philadelphia and Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise
EmployerBangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor
Known forBangalore - Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC)
Term2013- 15 May 2018
PredecessorBandeppa Kashempur (JD(S))
SuccessorBandeppa Kashempur (JD(S))
Political partyKarnataka Makkala Paksha
Board member ofHonorary Chairman, IIC
Spouse(s)Rita Kheny (1992-present)
ChildrenNicholas Kheny, Bobby Kheny
Parent(s)Maharudrappa (father)

He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka.[3]

Kheny has been in the news for his scuffles with former Prime Minister of India H. D. Deve Gowda over the land acquisition for the BMIC project.[4][5][6]

Kheny received the Outstanding Businessman of the Year from a Minority community award for 1987, conferred by the then President of the United States Ronald Reagan.[7]

Kheny owns the cricket team Karnataka Bulldozers in the Celebrity Cricket League.[8]

Indian Institute of CartoonistsEdit

Logo of IIC

In 2004, Kheny, an ardent admirer of cartoons, became an Honorary Chairman of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists.[9] He dedicated the institute 5000 square feet of premises in the heart of Bangalore to establish the Indian Cartoon Gallery, the first of its kind in India.


  1. ^ CEO Karnataka
  2. ^ Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise Ltd.
  3. ^ Ashok Kheny Archived 22 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The BMIC Controversy.......Is the Govt. Right ?
  5. ^ Interview in Ourkarnataka Archived 22 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "It was a hurdle race for Kheny". The Hindu. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  7. ^ Kheny to Philadelphia, An amazing Corridor
  8. ^ Karnataka Bulldozers Archived 1 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Official website of Indian Institute of cartoonists :

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