Ashutosh Rana at Ata Pata Laapata Audio Release
|Born||Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra
10 November 1964
Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||Dr. Hari Singh Gour University|
|Occupation||Film actor, Television presenter|
|Children||2 (Shauryaman and Satyendra Rana)|
Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Shahane, also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons Shouryaman and Satyendra. 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 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.
He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like, Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski. He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show. Currently, in 2010 he is working in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he plays a negative role, Thakral.
He became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman where he played a cold blooded murderer and psychopath 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, and is known as "Jeeva" in certain parts of the southern Indian Film Industry. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films. He is playing 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.
- Desi Kattey (2014)... Politicion
- Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2014)...
- Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)... Mr. Singh 
- Zila Ghaziabad (2013) ...... Santosh Singh
- Ata Pata Laapata (2012)
- Kismet Love Paisa Dilli (2012)
- Hamilton Palace (2011)
- Sargana (2011)
- B & W The Black And White Fact (2011)
- A Strange Love Story (2011)
- Alibaba Aur 41 Chor (2011) (Under Production) ...... Voice Over Of Abu Hasan
- Ramayana: The Epic (2010)...... Ravan (Voiceover)
- Coffee House (2009) ...... Kamal Kishore
- Victory (2008) ...... Politician
- Summer 2007 (2008) ...... Doctor Mukesh Jadhav
- Okka Magadu .... (Telugu) (2008)
- Dhokha (2007) .... Police Inspector
- Awarapan (2007) .... Bharat Daulat Malik
- Bangaram .... (Telugu) (2006) .... Bhooma Reddy/Bheem Singh
- Kalyug (2005) .... Farid
- Shabnam Mausi (2005) .... Shabnam Mausi
- Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) .... Sikandar Khan
- Chot (2004) .... Kishan Yadav
- Venky .... (Telugu) (2004) ... Yogendra
- Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa (2003) .... Major Ram
- LOC: Kargil (2003) .... Yogender Singh
- Sandhya (2003) .... Dr. Singhania
- Haasil (2003) .... Gauri Shankar Pandey
- 2 October (2003) .... Karan Abhyankar
- Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) .... Rajpal Thakur
- Annarth (2002) .... Raghav
- Gunaah (2002) .... Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"
- Ab Ke Baras (2002) .... Tejeshwar Singhal
- Danger (2002) .... Nainesh
- Ansh: The Deadly Part (2002) .... Sukhdev Singh
- Raaz(2002) .... Professor Agni Swaroop
- Kasoor (2001) .... Inspector Lokhande
- Guru Mahaaguru (2001) .... Gautam
- Tarkieb (2000) .... Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
- Badal (2000) .... DIG Jai Singh Rana
- Laado (2000) .... Inder (Haryanvi Movies)
- Jaanwar (1999) .... Abdul Badshah's friend
- Sangharsh (1999) .... Lajja Shankar Pandey
- Zakhm (1998) .... Subodh Malgaonkar
- Ghulam (1998) .... Agrawal Shyamsundar
- Dushman (1998) .... Gokul Pandit
- Krishna Arjun (1997) .... Billoo Singh (Shamsher's son)
- Tamanna (1997) .... Haribhai
- Sanshodhan (1996) .... Clerk in VDO's office
- Pardesi Re (2004) .... Lead role ....Prabhakar
- Tadakha (2013) ........as Bagga in Telugu Movie
- Balupu (2013) ........as Poorna in Telugu Movie
- Victory (2008) ........as Politician in Telugu Movie
- Okka Magadu (2008)
- Venky (2004) ........as Yogendra in Telugu Movie
- Sankasur (2013) ........Marathi Movie
- Yeda (2013) ........Marathi Movie
- Vettai (2012)
Note:- The above 2011 schedule is subject to change.
- Swabhimaan (Tyagi)
- Waris (1999)
- Farz (2001)
- Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha (2010)
- Saazish ??
- Kabhi Kabhi ??
- Dhundh ??
- Apradhi Kaun ..? as Inspector Gaurav Gambhir
- Screen Weekly awards
- 1999 Won Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dushman.
- Zee Cine Awards
- 2000 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Sangharsh.
- Filmfare Best Villain Award
- Pending—2012: Best Actor in a Negative Role
- Ashutosh Rana's Profile
- "FACE TO FACE with Ashutosh Rana". Indian Express. Apr 17, 2009.
- Swabhimaan debut -Ashutosh Rana Interview
- Rana The Times of India, 10 September 2007.
- "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Cast and Crew".
- "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".