Ashok Amritraj

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Ashok Amritraj
Born Ashok Amritraj
(1956-02-22) 22 February 1956 (age 58)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1984–present

Ashok Amritraj (born 22 February 1956)[1] is an Indian American film producer, former tour professional tennis player, chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. He has also taken as the CEO of National Geographic Films.

Career[edit]

Professional tennis[edit]

Amritraj is also a former tennis player and has represented India on an international level. Amritraj has played in every major tennis tournament during his nine-year career including Wimbledon and the US Open. His brothers, Vijay Amritraj and Anand Amritraj, are accomplished tennis players.

Film production[edit]

Ashok Amritraj at the launch function of his Auto-Biography: Advantage Hollywood in Chennai.

Amritraj has produced over 100 films,grossing an excess of 2 billion dollars worldwide, including Hollywood films such as Antitrust, Walking Tall, and Bringing Down the House, which starred Steve Martin and Queen Latifah and Tamil film Jeans. Among his upcoming movies are projects based on Lee Falk's comic strip characters Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom. Amritraj also produced The Other End of the Line in collaboration with MGM Studios and India's Reliance MediaWorks Ltd in 2008.

He has also produced a talent hunt programme for newcomers in the field of direction by the name of Gateway. The programme aired on Sony PIX channel.

Amritaj sat on the board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) for seven years. On Sunday, 19 April 2009, he and his wife Chitra were honored at a private ceremony held at MPTF's Wasserman Campus for their sponsorship of a residence at the Ray and Linda Stark Villa.[2] He has also taken over as the CEO of National Geographic Films. In January 2012 year, Hyde Park Entertainment, National Geographic and Image Nation signed a pact to deliver high-quality entertainment. His Auto-Biography is called as Advantage Hollywood

Personal Life[edit]

Amritraj lives in Los Angeles with his 2 children, Priya and Milan, along with his wife, Chitra.

Filmography[edit]

As Producer[edit]

As Executive Producer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy, Amit (21 February 2009). "Slumdog will sweep". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 
  2. ^ [1] IndiaWest.com
  3. ^ "Hyde Park Hunts Latest 'Killer'". 

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