Ashutosh Gowariker at the launch of T P Aggarwal's trade magazine 'Blockbuster'
15 February 1964 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Director, producer, writer, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Sunita Gowariker (née Mukherjee)|
Ashutosh Gowariker (born 15 February 1964) is an Indian film director, actor, screen-writer and producer. He is known for directing films "set on a huge canvas while boasting of an opulent treatment". His works include Lagaan (2001), Swades (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), What's Your Raashee? (2009), Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) and Mohenjo Daro (2016). His film Lagaan was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category in 74th Academy Awards, which makes him a voting member of the Academy Awards. He returned to acting by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Ventilator (2016).
Gowariker was born in a Karhade Brahmin family to Ashok and Kishori Gowariker. His family hails from Kolhapur. He is married to Sunita (former actor Deb Mukherjee's daughter from his first marriage) and they have two sons - Konark and Vishwang.
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Gowariker started his career as an actor, making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta's movie Holi. On the Holi sets, Gowariker 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 was the story of a cricket match between British officers and Indian villagers in the late 18th century. It ranked third among 2001's Indian movies in terms of gross revenue.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010), about the Chittagong Uprising set in undivided Bengal of 1930, starred Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.
In 2016, Gowariker directed the film Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan. He returned to acting by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Ventilator (2016), which was produced by Priyanka Chopra.
|1993||Pehla Nasha||Deepak Tijori, Raveena Tandon, Pooja Bhatt|
|1995||Baazi||Aamir Khan, Mamta Kulkarni|
|2001||Lagaan||Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne||American Choreography Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Bergen International Film Festival for The Jury's Award
Leeds International Film Festival for Audience Award
Locarno International Film Festival for Audience Award
NatFilm Festival for Audience Award
Portland International Film Festival for Audience Award for Best Film
|2004||Swades||Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi||Zee Cine Awards Best Director Critics|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood||Golden Minbar International Film Festival of Muslim Cinema (Kazan, Russia) for Best Film (Grand Prix)
Stardust Awards for Dream director
V Shantaram Awards for Best Director Bronze Award
|2009||What's Your Raashee?||Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikander Kher||Nominated - Zee Cine Awards for Best Story|
|2016||Mohenjo Daro||Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh|
|2019||Panipat||Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon|
|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||Hindi|
|1987||West Is West||English|
|1989||Ek Ratra Mantarleli||Marathi|
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