Talented Actor, Highly Rated Writer-Poet, Outstanding Orator, Television Presenter accepts Birthday Presents Today
‘Ramnarayan Nikhara’ aka ‘Ashutosh Rana’ is a very talented actor with immense potential who was born on 10 November 1967 in Gadarwara district of Madhya Pradesh. He spent his childhood here and completed his primary education here. He was interested in acting since childhood, so he used to play the role of ‘Ravana’ in Ramlila. He received his higher education from Harisingh Gour University of Sagar. He is known by the name of ‘Jai Dada’ among his close ones.
In the life of Ashutosh Rana, the most prominent place of spiritual teacher, Param Pujya Saint ‘Pandit Shri Dev Prabhakar Shastri Ji’ has been the most prominent place. Ashutosh loves, respects Guru ji very much, always used to follow his teachings literally, always used to sit at his feet and reverently addressed him with the affectionate address of ‘Dadda ji’. . On the advice of ‘Dadda ji’, Ashutosh Rana took admission in National School of Drama, ‘NSD’ in Delhi to get proper training in acting. Some time ago ‘Dadda ji’ became Brahman, due to which Ashutosh Rana was deeply saddened.
Ashutosh Rana is married to the talented, gentlemanly, beautiful, sensitive actress, Producer-Director Renuka Shahane. Ashutosh Rana and Renuka Shahane met for the first time through Rajeshwari Sachdev on the sets of producer Hansal Mehta’s film. Ashutosh and Renuka ji’s courtship affair started and eventually their courtship culminated in a traditional marriage bond in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh. Their marriage was a private ceremony with only the presence of family and close friends. They have two Sudarshan, talented sons ‘Shauryaman and Satyendra’.
Ashutosh Rana started his acting journey in 1995 by playing the role of ‘Tyagi’ in the serial ‘Swabhiman’. After ‘Swabhimaan’ he hosted TV shows like ‘Baji Kiski’, ‘Sarkar Ki Duniya’ and ‘Savdhaan India’. Acted in serials ‘Farz’, ‘Saazish’, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Waris’. In 2010, he played the role of ‘Thakral’ in Star Plus’ popular serial ‘Kaali-Ek Agnipariksha’. His real identity came from the 1998 film ‘Dushman’, in which he played the role of a ‘psycho killer’. Then he did many films like ‘Zakhm’, ‘Ghulam’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Jaanwar’, ‘Kasoor’, ‘Raaz’, ‘Haasil’, ‘LoC Kargil’, ‘Ab Ke Baras’, ‘Gunah’. In ‘Sangharsh’ he played the role of ‘Lajjashankar Pandey’ who sacrifices innocent children. His live performance in the film was very scary, terrifying, the audience was left with goosebumps after seeing the gruesome expressions on his face. Notable among the new films are ‘Sonchiriya’, ‘Dhadak’ and ‘Mulk’.
India’s first transgender MLA Shabnam Mausi created history by winning the election from Sohagpur Vidhan Sabha of Madhya Pradesh in February 2000. Director Yogesh Bhardwaj was so impressed by her that he made a film on Shabnam Mausi’s life in 2005 in which Ashutosh Rana played the lead role of Shabnam Mausi. In the film, the director had tried to shed light on the problems of the eunuch community and told that the society which despised the eunuch, elected him as an MLA. Ashutosh Rana played the character of Shabnam Mausi in a powerful manner in the film with precise, heartwarming dialogues penned by Yogesh Bhardwaj.
Ashutosh Rana has also acted in several Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil films. Has acted in Kannada film ‘Vishnu Vijay’ with South’s superstar ‘Vishnuvardhan’. He acted in Telugu films named ‘Venky’, and ‘Bangaram’, in South he is known as ‘Jiva’. He was the theater guru ‘Sv. Satyadev Dubey has performed several plays at Prithvi Theatre. Ashutosh Rana played the role of a silent lover in the 2000 film Checkmate opposite Raveena Tandon. In 2001, he was in the lead role of an honest cop in the film ‘Underworld’. In 2002, he was playing a major positive role in the film ‘Din Police Ka’, but due to some reasons, all the three films could not be released.
It is a well known truth that if an actor had played villain roles in films like ‘Zakhm’, ‘Dushman’ and ‘Sangharsh’ early in his career, it would not have been easy for such an actor to find a place in mainstream cinema. But Ashutosh Rana, who has proved his mettle with the performance of unprecedented, unique and real acting ability, breathed life in whatever role he played. Ashutosh Rana received four awards, the ‘Screen Award’, the ‘Filmfare Award’, the ‘Zee Cine Award’ and the ‘Sansui Award’, respectively, in 1999 for Best Performance in a Negative Role of a Villain in ‘Dushman’. In the year 2000, Zee Cine Award and Filmfare Award for Best Villain for the film ‘Sangharsh’. In the year 2000, he was awarded the ‘South Indian International Film Award’ for Best Villain Role in ‘Sangharsh’.
Everyone is convinced of Ashutosh Rana’s strong, serious, strong acting. According to Ashutosh Rana, actors get two types of roles -one where they perform and the other where they experience emotions. Ashutosh Rana lives each character in his own way, transforming effortlessly by simply penetrating under the character’s skin without preparing for the role. Ashutosh Rana has rare qualities, due to which he is at a high position and is also dear to him. Even from our busy life, taking the time to reply to the comments of our fans, to cooperate patiently, without giggles, and smiles for photo-selfies etc. with our fans is not in the power of the common man. The patience and respect with which Ashutosh Rana treats every person is a sight worth watching, that is why fans are his fans.
Ashutosh Rana’s confident face, charming personality, wit, wit, wit, quirks between speeches and carefree style, win the hearts of the people present at the events. Ashutosh Rana is much-loved because of his unique talent and unparalleled acting ability. Ashutosh Rana, showcasing the refined, refined Hindi language and excellent writing talent, is always present to express the different colors of life in meaningful thoughts for the fans and readers through radio, magazines and books. Ashutosh Rana’s first book is ‘Maun Muskaan Ki Maar’ full of excellent humour. His second book is a very high class work ‘Ram Rajya’ which is getting immense love and appreciation from the readers. Ashutosh Rana’s heartfelt desire is to open a leadership academy, which will train the youth for self-improvement. They also want to open an academy to train rickshaw pullers and teenagers.
Ashutosh Rana’s ‘Pagalat’ film, aired on Netflix on 26 March. It is directed by eminent director Mr. Umesh Bist ji, Produced by Ms. Guneet Monga, Balaji Motion Pictures. Apart from him, veteran actor Raghu Yadav ji, well-known Rajesh Tailang ji, Ms. Meghna Malik ji, Sheeba Chadha, Sanya Malhotra, Chetan Sharma and Sayani Gupta etc. will be seen in the film. All the dear friends, Sudhijans, fans who adore the performance of Ashutosh Rana will surely love the movie ‘Pagalat’. Ashutosh Rana plays the character of ‘Aurangzeb’ in the new web series ‘Chhatrasal’.
A day before Ashutosh Rana’s landing day, November 10, he was nominated for the Filmfare Award in two different categories, for both his film ‘Pagalat’ and his portrayal of ‘Aurangzeb’ in the web series ‘Chhatrasal’, being an actor. It is a great gift for them. It is a prayer that Ashutosh Rana should be honored with this award this year. On his birthday, the only wish is that his fame flag should be hoisted on the highest peak in the sky of acting and his name should be written in golden letters in the field of acting in the cine world.