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24 May 1980 |
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Ankur Bhatia (born 24 May 1980) is an Indian actor and model. He grew up in Bhopal, India and currently resides in New York. His film debut came in 2010 in Payal Sethi's "Grant St. Shaving Co." which was produced by Mira Nair. In 2012, he won the Best Actor Commendation Award at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film Festival for "Coconut Grove". In 2013, Ankur will be seen playing a negative role in a Bollywood/Tollywood film Zanjeer (2013 film)/Toofan, remake of Zanjeer.
Ankur Bhatia was born on 24 May 1980 to parents Sateesh Bhatia and Kiran in Bhopal, India. He moved to USA to pursue a Master's degree in Mathematics and worked as an Actuary for top tier consulting firms. He changed his path to Acting as he wanted to become an actor from a very young age. Ankur attended the New York Film Academy to learn Film making and Acting.
Ankur Bhatia's film debut came in 2010 in Payal Sethi's "Grant St. Shaving Co." which was produced by Mira Nair. The film was selected in over 10 film festivals worldwide, including Cannes Film Festival Short film Corner in France and River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival in Italy. It won best film awards in River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, Smalls Film Festival, London and Mexico International Film Festival, California.
In 2012, he won the Best Actor Commendation Award at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film Festival for the movie "Coconut Grove", where he plays a funny, street-smart waiter. Ankur recently finished shooting an untitled film based on insider trading, inspired by Galleon Group Scandal involving South Asian bankers and consultants in New York. The film also stars Poorna Jagannathan.
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- NYU First Run Film Festival
- River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival
- South Asian International Film Festival
- Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
- San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
- The Independent Film School
- Alexandria Film Festival