|Profession||Director, Actor, Writer & Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Date of Birth||15 February 1964|
|Age (as in 2016)||52 Years|
|Birth Place||Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India|
|College||Mithibai Collge, Maharashtra, India|
|Educational Qualifications||B.Sc. in Chemistry|
|Debut||Film Debut: Holi (1984)
Directorial Debut: Pehla Nasha (1993)
|Family||Father– Ashok Gowariker
Mother– Kishori Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker Biography & Lifestyle.
Ashutosh Gowarikar began his career as an actor making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta’s movie, Holi. During the making of Holi he met with aamir khan and then appeared in several television serials, such as Circus (1989), C.I.D. (1998) and several films, including Naam (1986), Chamatkar (1992), and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993). In 1993 Ashutosh Gowarikar emerged as a director making his directorial debut pehla nasha which was a remake of Brian de Palma’s 1984 thriller Body Double. He collaborated with aamir khan in his second movie baazi starring Aamir Khan opposite Mamta Kulkarni. The film was a Box office hit and received admiration from critics. After a long gap he came back to direction and released the period epic movie, Lagaan, produced by and starring Aamir Khan. He also wrote the screenplay of the movie.
The film was the story of a cricket match between British officers and Indian villagers in the late 18th century which was played to get rid of the British oppression. The film was the third highest grossing film of the year winning the filmfare award in best director and best story category and a nomination in Best Foreign Language Film category in 74th Academy Awards. The following year Gowariker directed Swades, starring Shahrukh Khan. Again after a long gap he came back in 2008 with an historical epic romantic movie Jodhaa Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. The film earned him the filmfare award in best director category. In 2009 he released romantic comedy what’s Your Raashee? Starred Priyanka Chopra in 12 roles alongside Harman Baweja. In 2010 Ashutosh Gowarikar released Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey which was made based on the Chittagong Uprising set in undivided Bengal of 1930, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. He directed another epic movie mohenjo daro starring Hrithik Roshan. He came back to acting in 2016 by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed dramedy Ventilator, produced by Priyanka Chopra. Ashutosh Gowarikar directed some TV commercials including a series of five Ads of coca cola.
Ashutosh Gowarikar married to Sunita daughter of former actor Deb Mukherjee from his first marriage. they have two sons – Konark and Vishwang.
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