Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra
10 November 1967
|Alma mater||Dr. Hari Singh Gour University|
National School of Drama
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 and has also worked in Indian television shows. He is known for his portrayal of negative roles. He has received several awards including a Filmfare OTT Award and two Filmfare Awards. 
Besides being an actor, he is also an author, a philanthropist. Some of the books written by him are 'Maun Muskaan Ki Maar' and 'Ramrajya'.
Rana was born on 10 November 1967. He is from Gadarwara, Narsinghpur Madhya Pradesh. He also spent some time Kasindra city of Ahmedabad district, Gujarat state. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara, Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh where he finished his primary school. He had done his graduation from Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University Sagar Madhya Pradesh. 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.
He went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre.
Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons, Shauryaman and Satyendra.
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. 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.
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 also won two Filmfare Awards in the category of Best Villian for his performances in the films Dushman and the film Sangharsh.
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.
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. He also acted with Vishnuvardhan in the 2005-released super hit film Vishnu Sena, and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana that also starred Aditya and Prema.
In year 2021,For his performance as the grief stricken father in the Netflix film Pagglait he won Filmfare OTT Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Web Original film.
|Krishna Arjun||Billoo Singh|
|1999||Sangharsh||Lajja Shankar Pandey|
|Badal||DIG Jaisingh Rana|
|Tarkieb||Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra|
|Kasoor||Insp. Ram Lokhande|
|2002||Raaz||Prof. Agni Swaroop|
|Ab Ke Baras||Tejeshwar Singha|
|2003||2 October||Karan Abhyankar|
|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|
|Shabnam Mausi||Shabnam Bano|
|Dil Ke Pechey Pechey||Vanraj Chauhan|
|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|
|A Strange Love Story|
|B & W The Black And White Fact|
|2012||Kismet Love Paisa Dilli||Kaptan Sahab|
|Ata Pata Laapata||Satyaprakash Chaubey|
|2013||Zila Ghaziabad||Santosh Singh Rana|
|Mutthi Bhar Sapne||Ramakant Mishra|
|2014||Spark||Rana & Rana's father (Double role)|
|Desi Kattey||Politician Amrish|
|2014||Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania||Kamaljeet Pratap Singh|
|2015||Ab Tak Chhappan 2||Insp. Suryakant Roy|
|Dirty Politics||Dayal Upadhyay|
|Black Home||Darshan "DK" Kumar|
|2017||Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai||Kunwar Vikram Singh|
|Aa Gaya Hero|
|2018||ACP Rudra On Duty|
|Yeh Kaisa Tigam||Ashu, Tosh, Rana & Arul (Four role)|
|Dhadak||Ratan Singh Rathod|
|2019||Sonchiriya||Virender Singh Gujjar|
|Milan Talkies||Janardhan Panda|
|Chicken Curry Law||Sitapati Shukla|
|War||Colonel Sunil Luthra|
|2020||Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship||Prof. Raghubir Joshi|
|Hungama 2||Colonel Govind Kapoor|
|Rashtra Kavach Om||Col. Jai Rathore|
|2023||Pathaan||Colonel Sunil Luthra|
|Tiger 3||Colonel Sunil Luthra|