Ashutosh Rana
Born
Ashutosh Ramnarayan Neekhra

(1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 56)
Alma materDr. Hari Singh Gour University
National School of Drama
Occupations
  • 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 along with working in various 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. [1][2][3]

Besides his acting career, he is an author and philanthropist. Some books written by him include 'Maun Muskaan Ki Maar' and 'Ramrajya'.[4]

Early and personal life

Rana was born on 10 November 1967 in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh. He lived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in his childhood. He graduated from the Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University in Madhya Pradesh. He is the cousin of Rameshwar Neekhra, an Indian politician. He is married to actress Renuka Shahane.[5] They have two sons, Shauryaman and Satyendra.

Career

Television

Rana appeared in the television serial Swabhimaan, which followed by serials such as Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris. He anchored the TV show, Baazi Kiski. He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which took place on Mango Island in Karwar, Karnataka. In 2010, he featured in the Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played the negative role of Thakral.

Films

Rana received recognition for his negative role in Dushman, where he played a cold blooded psychopathic killer. Throughout his career, he has predominantly played negative and supporting roles. He has won two Filmfare Awards for Best Villain for his performances in Dushman and Sangharsh.

Apart from featuring in Hindi films, he has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films.

In 2021, he won the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Web Original film for his performance as a grief-stricken father in Pagglait.

Filmography

Hindi films

Year Film Role
1993 Ashaant
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 (Extended cameo)
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 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
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
Yeh Kaisa Tigam Ashu, Tosh, Rana and Arul
Mulk Santosh Anand
Udanchhoo Billu Kabootar
Dhadak Ratan Singh Rathod
Simmba Head Constable Nityanand Mohile
2019 Sonchiriya Virender Singh Gujjar
Milan Talkies Janardhan Panda
Chicken Curry Law Sitapati Shukla
War Colonel Sunil Luthra[6]
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 Colonel Sunil Luthra[7]
Bheed Inspector Yadav
Darran Chhoo
Lakeerein[8] Dhudhari Singh
Tiger 3 Colonel Sunil Luthra (cameo appearance)
2024 Fighter Abhijeet Rathore (special appearance)

Telugu films

Tamil films

Kannada films

Marathi films

Host

Television

Awards

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

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