Ashok Amritraj

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Ashok Amritraj
Country (sports)  India
Born (1956-02-22) 22 February 1956 (age 60)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Plays Right-handed
Career record 4–25
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 201 (2 July 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q1 (1974)
Wimbledon Q3 (1980)
Career record 20–39
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (1977)
US Open 3R (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1973)
US Open 1R (1978)

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.


Professional tennis[edit]

Amritraj is also a former tennis player and has represented India on an international level. During his nine-year career, he competed in doubles at Wimbledon and the US Open, reaching the third round of the latter in 1977. Amritraj also gained victories over Paul McNamee and his brother Vijay Amritraj in singles. As a junior, he reached the quarterfinals of the boys' singles at Wimbledon in 1975. Both his brothers, Vijay and Anand Amritraj, are accomplished tennis players, together reaching the Davis Cup final in 1987.

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.


As Producer[edit]

As Executive Producer[edit]


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

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