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Ashutosh Rana

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Ashutosh Rana
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BornAshutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra
(1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 52)
Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, India
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materDr. Hari Singh Gour University
National School of Drama
💼 Occupation
Film actor, Poet, Television presenter
👩 Spouse(s)Renuka Shahane
👶 ChildrenShauryaman Neekhra
Satyendra Rana Neekhra

Ashutosh "Rana" Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, working in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil film & Hindi. 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 one of the most renowned actors for his portrayal of negative roles.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Rana is from Gadarwara dist. - Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh 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 went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with theatre guru Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons Shauryaman and Satyendra.

TV career[edit]

He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski.[5][6] He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which It 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 an extremely powerful negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.

Film career[edit]

He 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.[7]

He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya, starring Akshay Kumar.[8] He also acted with Dr. Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena,[9] and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana[10] that also starred Aditya and Prema.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2020 Prithvirajdagger Jayachandra
2020 Pagglaitdagger TBA
2020 Hungama 2dagger TBA
2020 Shamsheradagger TBA
2020 Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Shipdagger Professor Raghuveer Joshi
2019 War Colonel Sunil Luthra [11]
2019 Chicken Curry Law Sitapati Shukla
2019 Milan Talkies Janardhan Panda
2019 Sonchiriya Virender Singh Gujjar
2018 Simmba Nityanand Mohile
2018 Dhadak Parthavi's Father
2018 Udanchhoo Billu Kabootar
2018 Mulk Santosh Anand
2018 ACP Rudra On Duty Bengali film
2017 Aa Gaya Hero
2017 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Kunwar Vikram

Pratap Singh

2016 Shorgul Chaudhary
2015 Black Home D.K
2015 Brothers Pasha
2015 Dirty Politics Dayal
2015 Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Inspector Suryakant
2015 Pataas GK Telugu film
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Kamaljeet Pratap Singh
2014 Desi Kattey Politician
2013 Mahabharat Dronacharya Voice Role Animated Film
2013 Zila Ghaziabad Santosh Singh
2012 Vettai Annachi Tamil movie
2012 Ata Pata Laapata Satyaprakash Chaube
2012 Kismet Love Paisa Dilli Kaptan Sahab
2011 Hamilton Palace
2011 Sargana
2011 B & W The Black And White Fact
2011 A Strange Love Story
2011 Monica Chandrakant Pandit
2011 Alibaba Aur 41 Chor Abu Hassan (Under Production)

Voice Over Of Abu Hasan

2010 Ramayana: The Epic Ravan Voiceover
2009 Coffee House Kamal Kishore
2008 Victory Politician
2008 Summer 2007 Doctor Mukesh Jadhav
2007 Dhokha Police Inspector
2007 Awarapan Bharat Daulat Malik
2005 Kalyug Johnny
2005 Shabnam Mausi Shabnam Bano
2005 Babu Mashai Bengali film
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo Sikandar Khan
2004 Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko Kishan Yadav
2004 Pardesi Re Prabhakar
2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Major Ram
2003 LOC: Kargil Yogendra Singh Yadav
2003 Sandhya Dr. Ajay Singhania
2003 Haasil Gauri Shankar Pandey
2003 2 October Karan Abhyankar
2002 Karz: The Burden of Truth Rajpal Thakur
2002 Annarth Raghav
2002 Gunaah Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"
2002 Ab Ke Baras Tejeshwar Singha
2002 Danger Nainesh
2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part Sukhdev Singh
2002 Raaz Professor Agni Swaroop / Evil Spirit Meet Aditya Twins Spirit Mirror
2001 Kasoor Inspector Lokhande
2001 Guru Mahaaguru Gautam
2000 Tarkieb Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
2000 Badal DIG Jai Singh Rana
2000 Laado Inder Haryanvi Movies
1999 Jaanwar Abdul Badshah's friend
1999 Sangharsh Lajja Shankar Pandey
1998 Zakhm Subodh Malgaonkar
1998 Ghulam Agrawal Shyamsundar
1998 Dushman Gokul Pandit
1997 Krishna Arjun Billoo Singh (Shamsher's son)
1997 Tamanna Haribhai
1996 Sanshodhan Clerk in VDO's office

Telugu films[edit]

  • Venky (2004) as Yogendra Kumar Sharma
  • Bangaram (2006) as Bhooma Reddy
  • Okka Magadu (2008) as Namboodriyar
  • Victory (2008) as Politician
  • Balupu (2013) as Poorna
  • Tadakha (2013) as Bagga
  • Pataas (2015) as G.K.
  • Courier Boy Kalyan (2015)
  • Krishnashtami (2016)
  • Nene Raju Nene Mantri (2017) as Subbarayudu
  • Jai Simha (2018) as Thota Rami Reddy
  • Saakshyam (2018) as Munuswamy's 2nd brother
  • Viswamitra (2019) as Chandra
  • Kalki (2019) as Narsappa

Marathi films[edit]

  • Sankasur (2013)... Marathi Movie
  • Yeda (2013)... Marathi Movie

Kannada films[edit]

  • Vishnu Sena (2005)
  • Kshana Kshana (2007)

Tamil films[edit]

  • Vettai (2012)
  • Meaghamann (2014) King Jothi
  • Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum (2016)
  • Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017) G.K
  • Johnny (2018) Ram
  • Sangathamizhan (2019) Kulandaivel

Television presenter[edit]

  • Sarkaar Ki Duniya (2009)
  • Baazi Kiski (2001)
  • Savdhaan India (2019–Present)

Soap operas[edit]

  • Tehkikaat (1994) Episode 9 as Shyam
  • Swabhimaan (1995) as Tyagi
  • Aahat-season 1 (1995)
  • X-Zone (1998)
  • Waris (1999)
  • Farz (2001)
  • Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha (2010)
  • Saazish
  • Kabhi Kabhi
  • Dhundh
  • Apradhi Kaun? as Inspector Gaurav Gambhir

Awards[edit]

Screen Awards
  • 1999 Won Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Dushman[12]
Zee Cine Awards
  • 1999 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Dushman.
  • 2000 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Sangharsh.
Filmfare Best Villain Award
  • 1999: Won Dushman
  • 2000: Won Sangharsh
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • Pending—2012: Best Actor in a Negative Role
Sansui Awards
  • 1999: Won Sansui Award Best Performance in a Negative Role Dushman.

See also[edit]

  • List of Bollywood villains

References[edit]

  1. http://bollywoodtown.in/exclusive_interview/98/i-prefer-only-good-and-challenging-roles-ashutosh-rana.html
  2. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/Bollywood-Never-Seen-A-Villain-As-Terrifying-As-Ashutosh-Rana/
  3. https://www.socialketchup.in/ashutosh-rana-villainous-characters/
  4. "FACE TO FACE with Ashutosh Rana". Indian Express. 17 April 2009.
  5. "Tellychakkar.com > Interview >"I am reading Atharva Veda"". web.archive.org. 5 January 2007.
  6. Rana The Times of India, 10 September 2007.
  7. "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Cast and Crew". Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Vishnu Vijaya (1993) Kannada Full Movie Watch online". Ibollytv.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-12-02. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Vishnu Sena Cast & Crew, Vishnu Sena Kannada Movie Cast, Actor, Actress, Director - Filmibeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 2005-12-23. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  10. "Kshana Kshana Cast & Crew, Kshana Kshana Kannada Movie Cast, Actor, Actress, Director - Filmibeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  11. Pathak, Vedanshi (5 September 2018). "Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan begin shooting for their venture with YRF". Filmfare. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  12. "Award Winners". Screen. Archived from the original on 22 October 1999. Retrieved 2 October 2019.

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