|Born||19 June 1965|
|Years active||1986 - present|
(m. 2001; div. 2022)
Ashish Vidyarthi (born 19 June 1965) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi and Bengali films. Noted for his antagonist and character roles. In 1995, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Drohkaal. He has also received several awards including a Filmfare Award South along with nominations for two Filmfare Awards.
Ashish Vidyarthi was born on 19 June 1965 in Delhi, India to a Malayali father from Kannur (Kerala), and a Bengali mother from Rajasthan. His mother Reba Vidyarthi (Née: Chattopadhyay) was a Kathak guru, while his father Govind Vidyarthi is an expert in cataloging and archiving vanishing Performing Arts of India for the Sangeet Natak Akademi. He attended National School of Drama until 1990 and associated himself with another theatre group, Act One, run by N. K. Sharma.
In 1992, he moved to Bombay (now Mumbai). Ashish played the role of V. P. Menon in his first film, Sardar, based on Sardar Vallabhai Patel's Life. Though, his first release was Drohkaal, for which he won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995. He is also renowned for his role as Ashutosh, in 1942:A Love Story. Ashish received the Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, for the 1996 film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.
Vidhyarthi has worked in 11 languages in over 300 films. He is the co-founder and curator of AVID MINER Conversations, which are interactive modules customized for organizations.
Currently he has a YouTube channel with over one million subscriber and he often vlogs about food.
Vidyarthi married Piloo Vidyarthi aka Rajoshi Barua daughter of Shakuntala Barua in 2001.They have a son Arth. The couple filed for mutual divorce in 2022.. He married Rupali Barua in 2023.
|1993||Sardar||V. P. Menon|
|1942: A Love Story||Ashutosh|
|1995||Oh Darling Yeh Hai India|
|1996||Jeet||Inspector Pratap Bidyarthi|
|Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin||Ramanbhai|
|Daud: Fun on the Run||Inspector Nair|
|Koi Kisise Kum Nahin||Ashok|
|Ziddi||ACP Inder Saxena|
|Pape Naa Pranam||Assassin||Telugu|
|Haseena Maan Jaayegi||Bhai||Hindi|
|Jaanwar||Inspector Arjun Pradhan|
|Vaastav: The Reality||Vitthal Kaanya|
|Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||Inspector Satish Shinde|
|Joru Ka Ghulam||Pappu Anna|
|2001||Vande Matharam||Major Sujan||Kannada|
|Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love||Hari Singh||Hindi|
|Jodi No.1||Sir John|
|Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta||Kalra Bhai|
|Ansh: The Deadly Part||Dawoo||Hindi|
|Ab Ke Baras||Rudra Singh|
|Chor Machaaye Shor||Tito|
|Hum Kisise Kum Nahin||Pillai|
|Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai||Raj Patil (Raja)|
|Waah! Tera Kya Kehna||Charles|
|Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai||Gul Baloch|
|Law & Order||Don Chota|
|Nandhi||Different Dyani alias Dhanraj||Kannada|
|Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||Cobra||Hindi|
|LOC: Kargil||Col. Ravindran, 2 Rajputana Rifles|
|Border Hindustan Ka||Major Ansari|
|Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century||Ghoshal|
|Jaal: The Trap||Naved Rabhani|
|Love at Times Square|
|Talaash: The Hunt Begins...||Police Commissioner|
|Bombaiyer Bombete||Mr. Gore||Bengali|
|CID Moosa||Commissioner Gowri Shankar||Malayalam|
|Agnipankh||Pakistani Army Commander|
|Eashwar Mime Co.|
|2006||Thandege Thakka Maga||Dharmanna||Kannada|
|Mere Jeevan Saathi||Torani||Hindi|
|Raraju||Kotireddy Venkat Reddy|
|Nayak The Real Hero||Kali Gunda|
|2007||Aa Dinagalu||M. P. Jayaraj||Kannada|
|Awarapan||Rajan D. Malik|
|Main Rony Aur Jony|
|Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Anand Chelliah||Tamil|
|Lakshyam||DIG Ajay Prakash|
|Black Cat||Prabhul Kumar||Malayalam|
|Mr. Black Mr. White||Hindi|
|Ellam Avan Seyal||Anbukkarasu|
|Neel Rajar Deshe|
|Adada Enna Azhagu||Alexander||Tamil|
|Red Alert: The War Within||Velu||Hindi|
|Kisse Pyaar Karoon||Police Inspector|
|Solla Solla Inikkum||Madhiyazhagan||Tamil|
|Kanthaswamy||Pallur Paramajothi Ponnusamy (PPP)|
|Ganesh Just Ganesh||Mahadevan||Telugu|
|I G Inspector General||Malayalam|
|Daddy Cool||Bheem Bhai|
|2010||Black Stallion||Irumban John|
|Khuda Kasam||Home Minister||Hindi|
|2011||Ala Modalaindi||John Abraham|
|Gosainbaganer Bhoot||Habu Sardar||Bengali|
|Challenge 2||Guru Nayak||Bengali|
|Genius||Peddapuram Peda Babu||Telugu|
|Kevvu Keka||Gottam Gopalakrishna|
|Abdul Kalam||Dr. Yuvraj Shankar|
|Greeku Veerudu||P. R.|
|R... Rajkumar||Manik Parmar||Hindi|
|Haider||Brigadier T. S. Murthy||Hindi|
|Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra||Himself||Marathi|
|Rang Rasiya||Raja Thirumal||Hindi|
|Avatarachi Goshta||Himself||Marathi||Special appearance|
|Yennai Arindhaal||Golden Raj||Tamil|
|Gopala Gopala||Shankar Narayana||Telugu|
|Kick 2||Settlement Durga|
|En Vazhi Thani Vazhi||Tamil|
|Besh Korechi Prem Korechi||Dibakar||Bengali|
|Once Upon a Time in Bihar||Madan Sharma||Hindi|
|Agnee 2||Python||Bengali||Bangladeshi film|
|2016||Aligarh||Advocate Anand Grover||Hindi|
|Nannaku Prematho||Kapil Sinha / Satpal Singh||Telugu|
|Janatha Garage||Raghava's business partner|
|March 22||Muslim Maullah|
|Bachche Kachche Sachche||Munna||Hindi|
|Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa||Minister||Kannada|
|2018||Jole Jongole||Police Officer||Bengali|
|Dhumketu||Commissioner Dibakar Gupta||Bengali|
|Captain Khan||Abdur Rahman||Bengali|
|The Lion King||Scar||Hindi||Voice Artist|
|2022||Kaun Pravin Tambe?||Coach||Hindi|
|2023||Writer Padmabhushan||Madhusudhan Rao||Telugu|||
|Khufiya||Ruthless Exconvict Viraj Surve||Hindi|
Television And OTT shows
|1990||Truck Dhina Dhin||Mama||Hindi|
|2016||24||Roshan Sherchan||Season 2|
|2019||M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars||K. Murlidharan||Web series|
|2020||Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors||Dipen Prabhu, Public Prosecutar|
|Tryst with Destiny||Mr. Mudira|
|2022||Raktanchal||Ramanand Rai||Season 2|
|Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness||Jt. CP Raman Acharya|
|Aar Ya Paar||Business tycoon|
|TVF Pitchers||Kishen Charan Desai||Season 2|
|2022||Half Pants Full Pants||Railway guard Subbarao|||
|2023||Rana Naidu||Surya Rao Naidu / Surya Mohammad Khan||Hindi, Telugu|
|Trial By Fire||Neeraj Suri||Hindi|||
- 1995: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor: Drohkaal
- 1996: Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi): Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
- 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Villain: Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
- 2005: Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Telugu: Athanokkade
- 2012: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor: Minugurulu
- 1996: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Drohkaal
- 1997: Filmfare Best Villain Award: Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
- 2012: SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu): Ala Modalaindi
- 2014: SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Kannada): Shivajinagara
- ^ "Birthday Special: Apart from actor Ashish Vidyarthi, he is a famous motivational speaker who is married to RUPALI BARUA AXOM". News Track. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- ^ "Policeman rescues Ashish Vidyarthi from drowning on set". Hindustan Times. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi gets married to fashion entrepreneur at 57; says 'It's an extraordinary feeling'". The Indian Express. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi marries Kolkata fashion entrepreneur". Ruman Ganguly. The Times of India. 25 May 2023. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi to present play in the city". The Hindu. 13 September 2008. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
- ^ "Expressing his gratitude". The Hindu. 3 September 2007. Archived from the original on 10 December 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
- ^ Ashish Vidyarthi and Anjali. I Came Here To Give An Interview, Not To Reveal Secrets - Ashish Vidyarthi Full Interview | #17 - YouTube. iDream Telugu Movies. Event occurs at 5m29s. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi's mother passes away". The Times of India. PTI. 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- ^ "Meeting Ashish Vidyarthi". Man's World India. 14 June 2001. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- ^ "I am still hungry and foolish: Ashish Vidyarthi". Zee News. 24 April 2013. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi | Speakers". Simply Life India Speakers Bureau. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi's Ex-Wife Piloo Opens Up About Their Marriage: 'Ashish Never Cheated On Me, There Was No Torture, Hardship". ABP news.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi Opens Up About His Second Wedding, Says His Split With Ex-Wife Was Amicable - Watch". ABP news.
- ^ "Writer Padmabhushan trailer unveiled". Cinema Express. Retrieved 6 February 2023.
- ^ "Kuttey on OTT platform: Release date, where to watch, cast and plot". India Today. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
- ^ "Tryst With Destiny (2021) - Review, Star Cast, News, Photos". Cinestaan.
- ^ NAIR, DIVYA. "Half Pants Full Pants Review: Memorable!". Rediff. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
- ^ "Ashish Vidyarthi on Trial By Fire: 'Human story of people who stood up and said that a wrong has happened'". Hindustan Times. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
- Indian male film actors
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- Male actors in Kannada cinema
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- Living people
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