Ashutosh Gowariker

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Executive producer

Born: 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 "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 Best Foreign Language Film category in 74th Academy Awards, which makes him a voting member of Academy Awards. He returned to acting by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed dramedy Ventilator (2016).

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