15 February 1964 |
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Ashutosh Gowariker (born 15 February 1964) is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan (2001), Swades (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), What's Your Raashee (2009) and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010). He also became a voting member for the Academy Awards in 2005.
His paternal uncle Dr. Vasantrao Gowariker is a noted scientist. His cousin Avinash Gowariker is noted film and magazine photographer.
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Ashutosh Gowariker started his career as an actor, making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta's movie, Holi. On the Holi sets, Ashutosh met Aamir Khan. After that, he acted in several television serials, including Circus (1989), C.I.D. (1998) and several films, including Naam (1986), Chamatkar (1992), and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993).
In 2001, Gowariker wrote and directed the period epic movie, Lagaan, produced by and starring Aamir Khan. Lagaan, the story of a cricket match between British officers and Indian villagers in the late 19th century. It ranked third among 2001's Indian movies in terms of gross revenue.
|1993||Pehla Nasha||Hindi||Deepak Tijori, Raveena Tandon, Pooja Bhatt|
|1995||Baazi||Hindi||Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni|
|2001||Lagaan||Hindi||Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne|
|2004||Swades||Hindi||Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Hindi||Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood|
|2009||What's Your Raashee?||Hindi||Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Hindi||Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikander Kher|
|2009||What's Your Raashee?||Hindi|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Hindi|
|Year||Films and television series||Language|
|1994||Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa||Hindi|
|1989||Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro||Hindi|
|1989||Kamla Ki Maut||Hindi|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj (minor role(s) in TV serial)||Hindi|
|1987||West Is West||English|
|1989||ek ratra mantarleli||marathi|
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