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Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, working in Bollywood, as well as the Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil film industries. He has also worked in Indian television shows.He has also won 2 filmfare awards for Dushman and sangharsh. He won this awards in the category filmfare awards in a negative role.

Ashutosh Rana Neekhra
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Born Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra[1][dead link]
(1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 50)
Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, India
Alma mater Dr. Hari Singh Gour University
Occupation Film actor, Television presenter
Spouse(s) Renuka Neekhra
Children Shauryaman Neekhra
Satyendra Rana Neekhra

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BiographyEdit

Rana is from Gadarwara dist. - Narsinghpur, 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 went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with theatre guru Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre. [2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Neekhra, also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons Shauryaman and Satyendra. Neekhra is a fervent admirer of his Hindu Guru "Pandit Dev Prabhakar Shastri Ji" whom he calls "Dadda Ji". It was Dadda Ji who suggested to Rana to take up the acting career. When Rana was about to enter the field of acting, Dadda ji told him to go to Bombay and meet Mahesh Bhatt and take any project which starts with the letter "S". When Rana got an offer of Swabhimaan from Mahesh Bhatt, he didn't wait for a second and grabbed the opportunity.

TV careerEdit

He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski.[3][4] He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show. Later, in 2010, he had acted in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played an extremely powerful negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.

Film careerEdit

He 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.[5]

He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya, starring Akshay Kumar.[6] He also acted with Dr. Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena,[7] and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana[8] that also starred Aditya and Prema.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2019 Sonchiriya TBA Filming
2018 Simmba
2018 Milan Talkies
2018 Dhadak Parthavi’s Father
2018 Udanchhoo Billu Kabootar
2018 Mulk Santosh Anand [9]
2018 ACP Rudra On Duty Bengali film
2017 Aa Gaya Hero
2017 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Kunwar Vikram

Pratap Singh

2016 Shorgul Chaudhary
2015 Black Home
2015 Brothers Pasha
2015 Dirty Politics Dayal
2015 Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Inspector Suryakant
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Mr. Singh, Kavya's father
2014 Desi Kattey Politician
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Santosh Singh
2012 Ata Pata Laapata
2012 Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Kaptan Sahab
2011 Hamilton Palace
2011 Sargana
2011 B & W The Black And White Fact
2011 A Strange Love Story
2011 Monica
2011 Alibaba Aur 41 Chor Abu Hassan (Under Production)

Voice Over Of Abu Hasan

2010 Ramayana: The Epic Ravan Voiceover
2009 Coffee House (2009 film) Kamal Kishore
2008 Victory Politician
2008 Summer 2007 Doctor Mukesh Jadhav
2007 Dhokha Police Inspector
2007 Awarapan Bharat Daulat Malik
2005 Kalyug Johnny
2005 Babu Mashai Bengali film
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo Sikandar Khan
2004 Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko Kishan Yadav
2004 Pardesi Re Prabhakar
2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Major Ram
2003 LOC: Kargil Yogender Singh
2003 Sandhya Dr. Singhania
2003 Haasil Gauri Shankar Pandey
2003 2 October (Film) Karan Abhyankar
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth Rajpal Thakur
2002 Annarth Raghav
2002 Gunaah Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"
2002 Ab Ke Baras Tejeshwar Singha
2002 Danger Nainesh
2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part Sukhdev Singh
2002 Raaz Professor Agni Swaroop / Evil Spirit Meet Aditya Twins Spirit Mirror
2001 Kasoor Inspector Lokhande
2001 Guru Mahaaguru Gautam
2000 Tarkieb Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
2000 Badal DIG Jai Singh Rana
2000 Laado Inder Haryanvi Movies
1999 Jaanwar Abdul Badshah's friend
1999 Sangharsh Lajja Shankar Pandey
1998 Zakhm Subodh Malgaonkar
1998 Ghulam Agrawal Shyamsundar
1998 Dushman Gokul Pandit
1997 Krishna Arjun Billoo Singh (Shamsher's son)
1997 Tamanna Haribhai
1996 Sanshodhan Clerk in VDO's office

Telugu filmsEdit

Marathi filmsEdit

  • Sankasur (2013)... Marathi Movie
  • Yeda (2013)... Marathi Movie

Kannada filmsEdit

Tamil filmsEdit

Television presenterEdit

Soap operasEdit

AwardsEdit

Screen Weekly awards
  • 1999 Won Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dushman.
Zee Cine Awards
  • 1999 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Dushman.
  • 2000 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Sangharsh.
Filmfare Best Villain Award
South Indian International Movie Awards
Sansui Awards
  • 1999: Won Sansui Award Best Performance in a Negative Role Dushman.

See alsoEdit

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