Ashok Banthia

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Ashok Banthia
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Born Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Mala Dey Banthia

Ashok Banthia, sometimes referred as Ashok Bathia or Ashok Bhatia, is a Hindi film and TV and theatre actor and director.[1] He is a NSD (National School of Drama) alumnus known for his roles in Australian TV miniseries Bodyline as Nawab of Pataudi Sr.

Early life and background[edit]

Ashok Banthia was born in Udaipur to a traditional business family. In 1982 he earned a diploma in theatre / dramatics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, followed by the National School of Drama, New Delhi, and a course in direction at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), in Sydney.


As he finished his courses at NIDA, he received an offer to work with Kennedy Miller's serial Bodyline, where he played the role of Indian cricketer Nawab of Pataudi Sr. He also did a role in Peter Morhan's English film The Peacock Spring, the French film Indian Orchid, and Hindi films.

Filmography (incomplete)[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro News reporter
1985 Nasoor
1989 Nocturne Indien (French) The taxi driver from the hospital (as Ashok Bantia)
1993 Bedardi Police inspector
1993 Rudaali (as Ashok Bantia)
1995 Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (as Ashok Bantiya)
1996 The Peacock Spring (TV movie) Ram Chand
2000 Bawandar
2000 Mission Kashmir Shrafat (as Ashok Bhantia)
2002 Aankhen (as Ashok Bhantia)
2004 Chot (Aaj Isko, Kal Tere ko) (as Ashok Bantia)
2004 Loknayak Ram Manohar Lohia
2005 7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding (as Ashok Bhantia)
2008 Ramayan (2008 TV series) Vishwamitra
2010 Chase Vishwajeet Rana – Udyog Mantri (as Ashok Bhantia)
2012 Arjun: The Warrior Prince Bhim
2012 Rush Raja Choudhary
2012 Cigarette Ki Tarah Nikhil Dabur's Father
2013 Maazii Satbeer Chacha
2014 Khoobsurat Ram Sevak

Ashok Bantia also played in Mahabharata as Maharaj Chitravat

Television (incomplete)[edit]

Year Title Character Aired On
2012 Ramayan (2012 TV Series) Zee TV
2008 Balika Vadhu Colors
2012 Mahadev Himalayraj's minister Life OK
2008 Ramayan (2008 TV series) Vishwamitra NDTV Imagine
2004 Tahreer Munshi Premchand ki (Nirmala) Doordarshan
1997 Ek Kahani Aur Mili Doordarshan
1990 Chanakya "Mahamantri" Indra Dutt Doordarshan
1989 Mahabharat (1988 TV series) Kritvarma Doordarshan
1984 Bodyline (miniseries) Nawab of Pataudi Sr.


Year Play Role Other notes
2005 Chanakya Maha Amatya (Prime Minister)
2011 Mohenjo-daro
2008 Chanakyashashtra Mr. Rammurty
2000 The Last Train

Other credits[edit]

Year Project Role Other notes
1993 Tamas Associate Director


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