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Ashutosh Gowariker

An actor who took up directing after almost a decade, Ashutosh Gowariker is one of those rare people who take the path less taken and, although it was a rough going, he is now one of India's elite directors. He began his film career modeling in commercials by Govind Nihalani and Jenny Pinto. He entered Hindi cinema with Ketan Mehta's Holi (1985), ... See full bio »


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 1999 C.I.D. (TV Series)
 1998 Sarkarnama
Photo journalist
 1994 Vazir
Nana Satam
 1994 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
Imran (as Ashutosh Gowarikar)
 1992/I Chamatkar
Monty (as Ashutosh Gowarikar)
 1992 Jaanam
Arun S. Rao
 1991 Indrajeet
 1989 Circus (TV Series)
 1989 Gawahi
 1989 Kamla Ki Maut
 1989 Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro
 1989 Goonj
 1987 Kachchi Dhoop (TV Series)
 1987 West Is West
 1986 Naam
Jaisingh Kalewar (Taxi Driver) (as Ashootosh Gowarikar)
 1985 Holi
Ranjeet Prakash
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Ashootosh Gowarikar | Ashutosh Gowarikar

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Aamir Khan and I were supposed to do a Hollywood film together in the wake of Lagaan, but both of us are not the kind to strategise proposals. Cinema has to come from the heart. It has to move to you, matter to you; to an extent that it haunts and hunts you, like Swades did for me to plunge headlong. I have an agent in Los Angeles and he is upset because he has sent me so many proposals over the ... See more »


Became a voting member for the Oscar in 2005.

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