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Date of Birth

1962-06-19

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Kerala, India

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Ashish Vidyarthi

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Ashish Vidyarthi (born 19 June 1965) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi, and Bengali films. Noted for his antagonist and character roles.

 

 In 1995, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Drohkaal. He has also received several awards including a Filmfare Award South along with nominations for two Filmfare Awards.

 

Ashish Vidyarthi was born on 19 June 1965 in Delhi, India to a Malayali father from Kannur (Kerala), and a Bengali mother from Rajasthan. His mother Reba Vidyarthi (Née: Chattopadhyay) was a Kathak guru, while his father Govind Vidyarthi is an expert in cataloging and archiving vanishing Performing Arts of India for the Sangeet Natak Akademi

 

He attended the National School of Drama until 1990 and associated himself with another theatre group, Act One, run by N. K. Sharma.

 

In 1992, he moved to Bombay (now Mumbai). Ashish played the role of V. P. Menon in his first film, Sardar, based on Sardar Vallabhai Patel's Life. Though, his first release was Drohkaal, for which he won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995. 

 

He is also renowned for his role as Ashutosh, in 1942:A Love Story. Ashish received the Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, for the 1996 film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.

 

Vidhyarthi has worked in 11 languages in over 300 films. He is the co-founder and curator of AVID MINER Conversations, which are interactive modules customized for organizations.

Currently, he has a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers and he often vlogs about food.

 

Vidyarthi married Piloo Vidyarthi aka Rajoshi in 2001. They have a son Arth. The couple filed for mutual divorce in 2022. He married Rupali Barua in 2023.

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2023

Khufiya as Jeev

2023

Iraivan as DGP Hari K. Vedantam

2023

Rana Naidu (Season 1) as Surya Rao

2023

Trial by Fire (Season 1) as Neeraj Suri

2022

Aar Ya Paar (Season 1) as Ruben Bhatta

2022

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness (Season 1) as Jt. CP Raman Acharya

2020

Raktanchal (Season 1) as Ramanand Rai

2004

Ghilli as Siva Subramanian

2003

Ek Aur Ek Gyarah as Cobra

2003

Talaash: The Hunt Begins... as Police Commissioner

2000

Badal as Jeet Ram

1999

Jaanwar as Inspector Pradhan

1999

Haseena Maan Jaayegi as Bhai (gangster)