Akash Khurana

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Dr.

Akash Khurana
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Director, Theatre Artist, Corporate Leader, HR Developer.
Spouse(s)Meera Khurana
ChildrenAkarsh Khurana Adhaar Khurana

Akash Khurana is an Indian actor, screenwriter, theatre artist and entrepreneur.[1]

He made his first screen appearance in Shyam Benegal's Kalyug and went on to act in nearly 60 films such as Ardh Satya, Saaransh, Naam, Beta, Saudagar, Sarfarosh, Company and Barfii. He won the Nandi Award of Andhra Pradesh for playing the lead in the Telugu film Dr. Ambedkar.[citation needed]

He has also written over 20 screen plays, including Aashiqui and Baazigar, the latter fetching him the Filmfare Award.[citation needed]

Early life and background[edit]

Khurana did his schooling from St. Francis de Sales school in Nagpur.[2] He graduated from NIT Rourkela as a mechanical engineer. He then obtained Post Graduate in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Later he obtained M. Phil and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where he has been a visiting faculty member since 1995.[3][failed verification][citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role
1981 Kalyug Sandeep Raj
1983 Ardh Satya Khanna - Mill Owner
1984 Party Agashe
1984 Saaransh Chief Minister Shashikant
1985 Trikal Renato
1986 Naam Aftab Ahmed
1987 Jalwa Inspector Hosi Wadia
1987 Kaash Doctor Anil - Ritesh's friend
1988 Falak (The Sky) Jamuna Das
1988 Kabzaa Arun Date
1988 Tamas (film) Dr. Kapoor
1989 Jurrat Police Commissioner
1989 Daddy (TV movie)
1990 Jurm Ritesh Nandy
1991 Vishkanya Trilokchand (Sonal's dad)
1991 Saudagar Police Commander
1992 Maarg Abhay
1992 Beta Prem
1992 Raat Mr. Sharma
1992 Antham
1992 Drohi Chief Minister
1993 Phool Rajeshwar Dayal
1993 Gunaah Mahender Singh
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja D'souza
1995 Milan Raja's brother
1995 Prem SP Verma
1995 Bombay (Tamil film)
1996 Jaan
1996 Diljale Shyam's Father
1999 Sarfarosh Ajay's Father
2000 Badal Satyaprakash, Chief Minister
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Commissioner of Police
2002 Filhaal... Mr. Sheth
2002 Company Vilas Pandit
2002 Encounter: The Killing Sudhakar Rao
2002 Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Catholic School Principal
2006 Taxi No. 9211 Nau Do Gyarah Shyam Mittal
2006 Banaras Dr. Gopal Bhattacharya
2006 Krrish Catholic School Principal
2006 Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota: What If...?
2006 Sarhad Paar Bade Miyan
2008 Black & White Wazir Shah - Rajya Sabha Member
2009 Ladies Special (TV series) Vipul Joshi
2009 Kurbaan Ahuja
2010 Aakrosh
2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi Principal Elton Phillips
2012 Barfi! Barfi's Father
2013 David
2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! DK (Film Director)
2014 Real FM Saloni's Father
2014 UnIndian Ashok
2014 Humshakals Mr. Singhania; Ashok's father
2018 Karwaan Avinash's father

Writer[edit]

Year Films
2014 Kaanchi: The Unbreakable
2010 Aakrosh
2008 Black & White
2006 Sarhad Paar
2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
1999 Daag: The Fire
Agar Tum Na Aate
1999 Kartoos
1999 Silsila Hai Pyar Ka
1998 Angaaray
1998 Duplicate
Yeh Aashiqui Meri
1997 Betaabi (screenplay / story)
1996 Chaahat (written by)
Sanam O Sanam
1995 Milan
1993 Baazigar (written by)
1992 Drohi (dialogue)
Do Pal
1991 Saathi (dialogue / screenplay / story)
1990 Aashiqui (dialogue / screenplay / story)
Swayam

Television[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • Satyajit Ray Presents
  • Sara Jahan Hamara
  • Guftagoo
  • Tamas
  • C. Rajagopalachari Stories
  • Faisla
  • Dhadkan
  • Asha
  • Rishtey
  • Untitled
  • Raahein
  • Kuch Ret Kuch Pani
  • Aakrosh
  • Ladies Special'
  • 24 Season 2
  • Humshakals
  • Leila

Director[edit]

  • Front Page on Doordarshan
  • Kuch Ret Kuch Pani on Channel 9 Gold
  • Magal on Sun TV (2007-2011)

Writer[edit]

  • Gulmohur (West)
  • Kismat
  • America...Amerika
  • Kabhie Kabhie
  • Viruddh
  • Dil Hai Hindustani
  • Kuch Ret Kuch Pani

Theatre[edit]

Actor[edit]

Play Playwright Director

1970s[edit]

The Miser Molière K. Janardhan
Equus Peter Schaffer K. Janardhan
Adhe Adhure Mohan Rakesh K. Janardhan
The Memorandum Vaclav Havel Anmol Vellani
The Unknown General Rene de Obaldia Sunil Shanbag
Abe Bewaqoof Slavomir Mrozek Satyadev Dubey

1980s[edit]

Aur Tota Bola C’shekhar Kambhar Satyadev Dubey
Aah Vijay Tendulkar Satyadev Dubey
Ajnabi Albert Camus Satyadev Dubey
Ooljulool A. Rangachari Satyadev Dubey
Don Juan in Hell Bernard Shaw Satyadev Dubey
Chowkidar Harold Pinter Sunil Shanbag/Akash Khurana
Circus Slavomir Mrozek Sunil Shanbag
Mat Yaad Dila Vijay Tendulkar Akash Khurana
Arms and the Man Bernard Shaw Naseeruddin Shah

1990s[edit]

Julius Caesar Shakespeare Naseeruddin Shah
The Caine Mutiny Court Martial Herman Wouk Naseeruddin Shah
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett Benjamin Gilani
Ramu aur Maalik Milan Kundera Sunil Shanbag

2000s[edit]

A Life in the Theatre David Mamet Zubin Driver
Women in Waiting, Men on the Line Various Poets Akash and Akarsh Khurana
A Special Bond Ruskin Bond Akarsh Khurana
Antigone Jean Anouilh Satyadev Dubey
Blackbird David Harrower Akarsh Khurana
Super 8 Various Akarsh Khurana
Our Town Thornton Wilder Akash Khurana
Stories in a Song Vikram Phukan Sunil Shanbag
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom Meera Khurana
Faith Healer Brian Friel Akarsh Khurana
The Swan Song Anton Chekov Akash Khurana

Director[edit]

  • Chowkidar
  • Mat Yaad Dila
  • Yaatnaghar
  • The Stronger
  • Once Upon a Fleeting Bird
  • Once There Was A Way
  • Women In Waiting, Men On The Line
  • All about my Mother
  • Second Hand Emotions
  • Our Town
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • A Friend's Story

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akash Khurana". Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Akash Khurana: The Eclectic Entrepreneur". 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Akash Chandra Khurana (profile)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 January 2014.

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