A versatile actor, Ashutosh has worked in Indian films along with Kannada, Telugu, and Marathi films. He was born on November 10th 1964 in Dadarwara and had a knack for acting. His passion for acting prompted him to go to National School of Drama and studied acting.
Starting his career on the television screen he first graced television in 1994 in a mini-series, Tahqiqat. He got his first break on the big screen, playing a clerk in Sanshodhan in 1995. His role in
made him a well-known actor as he portrayed a psychopathic killer. This led to his first set of awards for Best Villain in a movie at Filmfare and Screen Weekly Award. He won another Filmfare award in 2000 for Best Villain for his role as Lajja Pandey in Sangharsh.
Ashutosh has been featured in 220 movies throughout his career in 5 different languages. His latest film is
in which he a darker side of India is portrayed.
is married to actress
. The couples have two children together, Shauryaman and Satyendra. He is known to be a devoted believer of his guru who he refers to as Dadda Ji and who guided him throughout his career.
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Ashutosh Rana’ was born on 10th Nov 1964 in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, which is also known as the ‘city of Osho’. He is an Indian Television and Bollywood actor. There he was known as ‘Ashutosh Neekhra’. He spent his childhood in ‘Gadarwara’ where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the city Ramleela.
Ashutosh Rana has staunch faith in his Guru, whom he calls "Dadda Ji". It was Dadda Ji, who suggested to ‘Rana’ to take up the acting career. When Rana was about to venture in the field of acting, Dadda ji told him to go to Bombay and meet ‘
’ and take any project which starts with the letter "S". When Rana got an offer of “
” from Mahesh Bhatt, he didn't wait for a second and grabbed the opportunity. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films.
He is married to TV show host and Bollywood actress ‘Renuka Shahane’ and has two sons ‘Shouryaman’ and ‘Satyendra’.
‘Ashutosh Rana’ learnt acting from “National School of Drama at Delhi”. This was followed by Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi, Dhund,
and Waris. In 2010 he acted in a Star Plus show “Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha”, where he played an extremely powerful negative role as ‘Thakral’.
He played the role of “
” in the reality show, ‘Sarkar Ki Duniya’.
He anchored the TV show, ‘
’ in the year 2001.
He made his debut in Hindi films in the year 1996 in ‘Sanshodhan’. His acting was highly applauded in the film ‘Dushman’ in which he played the role of a cold blooded murderer and psychopath killer and he won award for the ‘Best Actor in Negative role’ in the ‘Filmfare’. He is mostly given roles of antagonists in movies, particularly that of a killer. He has played the role of Alia Bhatt's father in Karan Johar's “
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania