Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, producer, author and television personality. He has worked in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi films. He has also worked in Indian television shows. He has also won two Filmfare Awards for Dushman and Sangharsh. He won these awards in the category Filmfare Awards in a negative role. He is known for his portrayal of negative roles.[2][3][4]

Ashutosh Rana
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Born
Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra

(1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 53)
Alma materDr. Hari Singh Gour University
National School of Drama
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Poet
  • Television Presenter
  • Writer
Spouse(s)
(m. 2001)
[1]
Children2

Besides being an actor, he is also an author. Some of the books written by him are 'Maun Muskaan Ki Maar' and 'Ramrajya'.[5]

Early and personal lifeEdit

Rana is from Gadarwara city of Narsinghpur district, Madhya Pradesh state. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara, where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the local Ramleela productions. He is cousin of Rameshwar Neekhra, two times MP of Hoshangabad (Lok Sabha constituency) and state vice president of Indian National Congress.

He went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre.[6]

Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress.[1] They have two sons, Shauryaman and Satyendra.[citation needed]

TV careerEdit

Rana started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski.[7][8] He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which took place on Mango Island in Karwar, Karnataka. Later, in 2010, he had acted in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played a negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.

Film careerEdit

Rana became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman, where he played a cold blooded psychopathic killer. He is mostly given roles of antagonists in movies, particularly that of a killer. And in some movies he played supporting roles. He has acted in South Indian films. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films. He played the role of Alia Bhatt's father in Karan Johar's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.[9]

He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya, starring Akshay Kumar.[10] He also acted with Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena,[11] and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana[12] that also starred Aditya and Prema.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Sanshodhan Clerk In BDO's Office
1997 Tamanna Haribhai
1997 Krishna Arjun Billoo Singh (Shamsher's Son)
1998 Dushman Gokul Pandit
1998 Ghulam Agrawal Shyamsundar
1998 Zakhm Subodh Malgaonkar
1999 Sangharsh Lajja Shankar Pandey
1999 Jaanwar Abdul
2000 Laado Inder
2000 Badal DIG Jai Singh Rana
2000 Tarkieb Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
2001 Guru Mahaaguru Gautam
2001 Kasoor Inspector Lokhande
2002 Raaz Professor Agni Swaroop
2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part Sukhdev Singh
2002 Danger Nainesh
2002 Ab Ke Baras Tejeshwar Singha
2002 Gunaah Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"
2002 Annarth Raghav
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth Rajpal Thakur
2003 2 October Karan Abhyankar
2003 Haasil Gauri Shankar Pandey
2003 Sandhya Dr. Ajay Singhania
2003 LOC: Kargil Yogendra Singh Yadav
2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Major Ram
2004 Pardesi Re Prabhakar
2004 Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko Kishan Yadav
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo Sikandar Khan
2005 Babu Mashai Bengali Film
2005 Shabnam Mausi Shabnam Bano
2005 Dil Ke Pechey Pechey Vanraj Chauhan
2005 Kalyug Johnny
2006 Bangaram Bhooma Reddy
2007 Awarapan Bharat Daulat Malik
2007 Dhokha Police Inspector
2008 Summer 2007 Doctor Mukesh Jadhav
2009 Coffee House Kamal Kishore
2010 Ramayana: The Epic Ravan Voiceover
2011 Monica Chandrakant Pandit
2011 A Strange Love Story
2011 B & W The Black And White Fact
2011 Sargana
2011 Hamilton Palace
2012 Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Kaptan Sahab
2012 Ata Pata Laapata Satyaprakash Chaubey
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Santosh Singh
2013 Mutthi Bhar Sapne Ramakant (Kaka)
2013 Mahabharat Dronacharya Voiceover
2014 Desi Kattey Politician
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kamaljeet Pratap Singh
2015 Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Inspector Suryakant
2015 Dirty Politics Dayal
2015 Brothers Pasha
2015 Black Home D.K
2016 Shorgul Chaudhary
2017 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Kunwar Vikram Pratap Singh
2017 Aa Gaya Hero
2018 ACP Rudra On Duty Bengali Film
2018 Mulk Santosh Anand
2018 Udanchhoo Billu Kabootar
2018 Dhadak Ratan Singh Rathore
2018 Simmba Nityanand Mohile
2019 Sonchiriya Virender Singh Gujjar
2019 Milan Talkies Janardhan Panda
2019 Chicken Curry Law Sitapati Shukla
2019 War Colonel Sunil Luthra [13]
2020 Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship Professor Joshi
2021 Pagglait Shivendra Giri Released On Netflix
2021 Hungama 2 Colonel Govind Kapoor aka Junglee Bail Released On Disney+ Hotstar
2022 Prithviraj  Jayachand
2022 Shamshera  TBA [14]
2022 Pathan  Colonel Sunil Luthra [15]

Telugu filmsEdit

Marathi filmsEdit

Kannada filmsEdit

Tamil filmsEdit

HostEdit

TelevisionEdit

AwardsEdit

Screen Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Filmfare Best Villain Award
South Indian International Movie Awards

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