Ashutosh "Rana" 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 regarded as one of the most renowned actors for his portrayal of negative roles.
Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra
10 November 1967
|Alma mater||Dr. Hari Singh Gour University|
National School of Drama
|Occupation||Film actor, Poet, Television presenter|
Satyendra Rana Neekhra
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.
Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons, Shauryaman and Satyendra.
Actor couple, Ashutosh Rana and Renuka Shahane recently celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. They took to Twitter to share love notes that described their beautiful journey together. Celebrities and netizens congratulated them and wished them a blessed future ahead.
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. He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which It 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 an extremely powerful negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.
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.
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. He also acted with Dr. Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena, and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana that also starred Aditya and Prema.
|2020||Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship||Professor Joshi|
|2019||War||Colonel Sunil Luthra|||
|2019||Chicken Curry Law||Sitapati Shukla|
|2019||Milan Talkies||Janardhan Panda|
|2019||Sonchiriya||Virender Singh Gujjar|
|2018||ACP Rudra On Duty||Bengali film|
|2017||Aa Gaya Hero|
|2017||Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai||Kunwar Vikram
|2015||Ab Tak Chhappan 2||Inspector Suryakant|
|2014||Meaghamann||Jothi Bhai (King)||Tamil film|
|2014||Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania||Kamaljeet Pratap Singh|
|2013||Mahabharat||Dronacharya||Voice Role Animated Film|
|2013||Mutthi Bhar Sapne||Ramakant (Kaka)|
|2013||Zila Ghaziabad||Santosh Singh|
|2012||Ata Pata Laapata||Satyaprakash Chaube|
|2012||Kismet Love Paisa Dilli||Kaptan Sahab|
|2011||B & W The Black And White Fact|
|2011||A Strange Love Story|
|2011||Alibaba Aur 41 Chor||Abu Hassan||(Under Production)
Voice Over Of Abu Hasan
|2010||Ramayana: The Epic||Ravan||Voiceover|
|2009||Coffee House||Kamal Kishore|
|2008||Summer 2007||Doctor Mukesh Jadhav|
|2007||Awarapan||Bharat Daulat Malik|
|2005||Dil Ke Pechey Pechey||Vanraj Chauhan|
|2005||Shabnam Mausi||Shabnam Bano|
|2005||Babu Mashai||Bengali film|
|2004||Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo||Sikandar Khan|
|2004||Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko||Kishan Yadav|
|2003||Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa||Major Ram|
|2003||LOC: Kargil||Yogendra Singh Yadav|
|2003||Sandhya||Dr. Ajay Singhania|
|2003||Haasil||Gauri Shankar Pandey|
|2003||2 October||Karan Abhyankar|
|2002||Karz: The Burden of Truth||Rajpal Thakur|
|2002||Gunaah||Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"|
|2002||Ab Ke Baras||Tejeshwar Singha|
|2002||Ansh: The Deadly Part||Sukhdev Singh|
|2002||Raaz||Professor Agni Swaroop / Evil Spirit Meet Aditya Twins Spirit Mirror|
|2000||Tarkieb||Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra|
|2000||Badal||DIG Jai Singh Rana|
|1999||Jaanwar||Abdul Badshah's friend|
|1999||Sangharsh||Lajja Shankar Pandey|
|1997||Krishna Arjun||Billoo Singh (Shamsher's son)|
|1996||Sanshodhan||Clerk in VDO's office|
- Venky (2004) as Yogendra Kumar Sharma
- Bangaram (2006) as Bhooma Reddy
- Okka Magadu (2008) as Namboodriyar
- Victory (2008) as MLA K. Devraj
- Balupu (2013) as Poorna
- Tadakha (2013) as Bagga
- Pataas (2015) as G.K.
- Courier Boy Kalyan (2015)
- Krishnashtami (2016)
- Nene Raju Nene Mantri (2017) as Subbarayudu
- Jai Simha (2018) as Thota Rami Reddy
- Saakshyam (2018) as Munuswamy's 2nd brother
- Viswamitra (2019) as A. Rana
- Kalki (2019) as Narsappa
- Sankasur (2013)... Marathi Movie
- Yeda (2013)... Marathi Movie
- Vettai (2012)
- Meaghamann (2014) King Jothi
- Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum (2016)
- Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017) G.K
- Johnny (2018) Ram
- Sangathamizhan (2019) Kulandaivel
- 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
- Pending—2012: Best Actor in a Negative Role
- Sansui Awards
- 1999: Won Sansui Award Best Performance in a Negative Role Dushman.
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