Ashutosh Rana

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Ashutosh Rana
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Born
Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra

(1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 54)
Alma materDr. Hari Singh Gour University
National School of Drama
Occupation
  • Actor
  • poet
  • television presenter
  • author
  • singer
Spouse
(m. 2001)
Children2

Ashutosh RamNarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, producer, author and television personality. He has worked in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi films. He has also worked in Indian television shows. He has also won two Filmfare Awards for Dushman and Sangharsh. He won these awards in the category Filmfare Awards in a negative role. He is known for his portrayal of negative roles.[1][2][3]

Besides being an actor, he is also an author. Some of the books written by him are 'Maun Muskaan Ki Maar' and 'Ramrajya'.[4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Rana is from Kapadwanj city of Kheda district, Gujarat state. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara, where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the local Ramleela productions. He is cousin of Rameshwar Neekhra, two times MP of Narmadapuram (Lok Sabha constituency) and state vice president of Indian National Congress.[citation needed]

He went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre.[5]

Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress.[6] They have two sons, Shauryaman and Satyendra.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Rana started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski.[7][8] He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which took place on Mango Island in Karwar, Karnataka. Later, in 2010, he had acted in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played a negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.

Films[edit]

Rana became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman, where he played a cold blooded psychopathic 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. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films. He played the role of Alia Bhatt's father in Karan Johar's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.[9]

He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya, starring Akshay Kumar.[10] He also acted with Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena,[11] and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana[12] that also starred Aditya and Prema.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
1996 Sanshodhan Daaman Verma
1997 Tamanna Haribhai
Krishna Arjun Billoo Singh
1998 Dushman Gokul Pandit
Ghulam Agrawal Shyamsundar
Zakhm Subodh Malgaonkar
1999 Sangharsh Lajja Shankar Pandey
Jaanwar Abdul Razi
2000 Laado Inder
Badal DIG Jaisingh Rana
Tarkieb Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
2001 Guru Mahaaguru Gautam
Kasoor Insp. Ram Lokhande
2002 Raaz Prof. Agni Swaroop
Ansh Sukhdev Singh
Danger Nainesh
Ab Ke Baras Tejeshwar Singha
Gunaah Madhusudhan Gokhale
Annarth Raghav Kapoor
Karz Rajpal Thakur
2003 2 October Karan Abhyankar
Haasil Gaurishankar Pandey
Sandhya Dr. Ajay Singhania
LOC: Kargil Yogendra Singh Yadav
Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Major Ram Brujpal
2004 Pardesi Re Prabhakar Rao
Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko Kishan Yadav
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo Sikandar Khan
2005 Babu Mashai
Shabnam Mausi Shabnam Bano
Dil Ke Pechey Pechey Vanraj Chauhan
Kalyug Johnny Ranade
2006 Bangaram Bhooma Reddy
2007 Awarapan Bharat Daulat Malik
Dhokha Inspector Dev Singh
2008 Summer 2007 Dr. Mukesh Jadhav
2009 Coffee House Kamal Kishore
2010 Ramayana: The Epic Ravan/Voiceover
2011 Monica Chandrakant Pandit
A Strange Love Story
B & W The Black And White Fact
Sargana
Hamilton Palace
2012 Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Kaptan Sahab
Ata Pata Laapata Satyaprakash Chaubey
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Santosh Singh Rana
Mutthi Bhar Sapne Ramakant Mishra
Mahabharat Dronacharya/Voiceover
2014 Desi Kattey Politician Amrish
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kamaljeet Pratap Singh
2015 Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Insp. Suryakant Roy
Dirty Politics Dayal Upadhyay
Brothers Pasha
Black Home Darshan "DK" Kumar
2016 Shorgul Vikram Chaudhary
2017 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Kunwar Vikram Singh
Aa Gaya Hero
2018 ACP Rudra On Duty
Mulk Santosh Anand
Udanchhoo Billu Kabootar
Dhadak Ratan Singh Rathod
Simmba Nityanand Mohile
2019 Sonchiriya Virender Singh Gujjar
Milan Talkies Janardhan Panda
Chicken Curry Law Sitapati Shukla
War Colonel Sunil Luthra[13]
2020 Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship Prof. Raghubir Joshi
2021 Pagglait Shivendra Giri
Hungama 2 Colonel Govind Kapoor
2022 Samrat Prithviraj Jayachandra
Rashtra Kavach Om Col. Jai Rathore
2023 Pathaan Not yet released Colonel Sunil Luthra[14]

Telugu films[edit]

Marathi films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

Tamil films[edit]

Host[edit]

Television[edit]

Awards[edit]

Screen Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Filmfare Best Villain Award
South Indian International Movie Awards

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