Ashutosh Rana

Date of Birth: November 10, 1964
Actor, Supporting Cast
Screen Weekly awards, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Best Villain Award
Ashutosh Rana
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Born Ashutosh Jaisingh Neekhra
10 November 1964 (1964-11-10) (age 46)
Other names Jeeva
Film actor, Television presenter
Renuka Shahane
2 (Shauryaman and Satyendra Rana)

Ashutosh Rana (Hindi:), born Ashutosh Jaisingh Neekhra (Hindi:) is an Indian actor working in the Hindi Film Industry and the Telugu Film Industry.


Rana is from Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, which is also known as the city of Osho. There he was known as Ashutosh Neekhra. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the city Ramleela Nautanki. He is married to Renuka Shahane, also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons named Shauryaman and Satyendra. His native language is Bundeli but he speaks fluent Urdu, English, Telugu.
TV career

He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like, Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski.23 He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show. Currently, in 2010 he is working in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he plays a negative role, Thakral. Thakral comes from that breed of people who have a pathological problem in understanding ethics and morality. He is extremely intelligent and totally debauch in his thinking. To him everyone is dispensable. Therefore he never hesitates to take advantage of people or situations even when things could go against him. Thakral wipes out the lives of several people without even a slight strain to his conscience. All because he believes he is the unchallenged lord…The Bahubali.
Film career

He became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman where he played a cold blooded murderer and psychopath 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, and is known as "Jeeva" in the South Indian Film Industry. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films.


Screen Weekly awards

* 1999 Won Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dushman.

Zee Cine Awards

* 2000 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Sangharsh.

Filmfare Best Villain Award

* 1999: Won Dushman
* 2000: Won Sangharsh