Ashutosh Rana

Actor

Ashutosh Rana

With a career spanning over decades, Ashutosh Rana is a veteran Indian film and TV actor known for his versatility and acting prowess and is best remembered for his roles in films like Sangarsh, Dushman and Kalyug.

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Filmography

25 March 2011Monica
Chandrakant Pandit

31 August 2007Dhokha
Police Inspector

29 June 2007Awarapan
Bharat Daulat Malik

16 May 2003Haasil
Gauri Shankar Pandey

12 March 2002Raaz
Professor Agni Swaroop

11 February 2000Badal
DIG Jai Singh Rana

15 December 1999Zakhm
Subodh Malgaonkar

3 September 1999Sangharsh
Lajja Shankar Pandey

19 June 1998Ghulam
Agrawal, Shyamsundar

Biography

With a career spanning over decades, Ashutosh Rana is a veteran Indian film and TV actor known for his versatility and acting prowess and is best remembered for his roles in films like Sangarsh, Dushman and Kalyug. Born as Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra in Madhya Pradesh, he completed his schooling in his hometown and went on to study acting at National School of Drama in New Delhi. Ashutosh made his acting debut on TV with a role in the series, Swabhimaan (1995) followed by various roles in shows like X-Zone (1998), Farz (2001), Kabhi Kabhi and Kaali-Ek Agnipariksha (2010) among others. Ashutosh made his film debut with a role in the film, Sanshodhan (1996) followed by Tamanna (1997) and Krishna Arjun (1997). However his breakthrough as an actor came with the film, Dushman (1998) co-starring Kajol where his negative role received a lot of accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Villain. After notable roles in Ghulam (1998) and Zakhm (1998), he once again got immense praise and special mentions for his role in the film, Sangharsh (1999) as a psychotic killer co-starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, which earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Villain. He went on to work in various films like Laado (2000), Raaz (2002), Gunaah (2002), Haasil (2003), LOC: Kargil (2003), Kalyug (2005), Awarapan (2007), Victory (2008), Kismet Love Paisa Dilli (2012), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2015) and Dirty Politics (2015). He has also worked in various language films like Tamil, Marathi and Telugu which include Meaghamann (2014), Yeda (2013) and Tadakha (2013) respectively. Ashutosh’s latest projects include roles in Bollywood film, Brothers (2015) and Telugu film, Pataas (2015). Apart from acting on TV and films, Ashutosh has also hosted two show that include Baazi Kiski (2001) and Sarkaar Ki Duniya (2009). He is married to actress, Renuka Shahane and together they have two sons, Shouryaman and Satyendra. Ashutosh is known to be a firm believer in a guru whom he fondly calls Dadda Ji and holds him creditable for the success he has garnered.

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