Ashutosh Rana, born Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra, is an Indian actor, working in Bollywood, as well as the Marathi, Kannada and Telugu film industries. He has also worked on television with shows such as Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha.
Rana is from Gadarwara dist.-Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh state. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the city Ramleela.
He went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting.
Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Shahane, also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons Shouryaman and Satyendra. Ashutosh Rana has staunch faith in his Guru, whom he calls "Dadda Ji". It was Dadda Ji who suggested to Rana to take up the acting career. When Rana was about to enter the field of acting, Dadda ji told him to go to Bombay and meet Mahesh Bhatt and take any project which starts with the letter "S". When Rana got an offer of Swabhimaan from Mahesh Bhatt, he didn't wait for a second and grabbed the opportunity.
He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like, Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski. He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show.Later, in 2010 he had acted in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played an extremely powerful negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of doordarshan named "Apradhi Koun".
He became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman where he played a cold blooded murderer and psychopath killer. He is mostly given roles of antagonists in movies, particularly that of a killer. And in some movies he played supporting roles. He has acted in South Indian films. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films. He played the role of Alia Bhatt's father in Karan Johar's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Dr.Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya starring Akshay Kumar. He also acted with Dr.Vishnuvardhan in the 2005 released super hit film Vishnu Sena and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana that also starred Aditya and Prema.
- Shorgul (2016)
- Udanchhoo (2015)
- Black Home (2015)
- Brothers (2015)...Pasha
- Dirty Politics (2015)... Dayal
- Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2015).... Inspector Suryakant
- Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)...Mr. Singh, Kavya's father
- Desi Kattey (2014)... Politicion
- Zila Ghaziabad (2013) ...... Santosh Singh
- Ata Pata Laapata (2012)
- Kismet Love Paisa Dilli (2012)...Kaptan Sahab
- Hamilton Palace (2011)
- Sargana (2011)
- B & W The Black And White Fact (2011)
- A Strange Love Story (2011)
- Alibaba Aur 41 Chor (2011) (Under Production) ...... Voice Over Of Abu Hasan
- Ramayana: The Epic (2010) ...... Ravan (Voiceover)
- Coffee House (2009 film) (2009) ...... Kamal Kishore
- Victory (2008) ...... Politician
- Summer 2007 (2008) ...... Doctor Mukesh Jadhav
- Dhokha (2007) .... Police Inspector
- Awarapan (2007) .... Bharat Daulat Malik
- Kalyug (2005) .... Johnny
- Shabnam Mausi (2005) .... Shabnam Mausi
- Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) .... Sikandar Khan
- Chot (2004) .... Kishan Yadav
- Pardesi Re (2004) .... Lead role ....Prabhakar
- Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa (2003) .... Major Ram
- LOC: Kargil (2003) .... Yogender Singh
- Sandhya (2003) .... Dr. Singhania
- Haasil (2003) .... Gauri Shankar Pandey
- 2 October (2003) .... Karan Abhyankar
- Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002) .... Rajpal Thakur
- Annarth (2002) .... Raghav
- Gunaah (2002) .... Ex-Havaldar Madhusudan Gokhale "Uncle"
- Ab Ke Baras (2002) .... Tejeshwar Singhal
- Danger (2002) .... Nainesh
- Ansh: The Deadly Part (2002) .... Sukhdev Singh
- Raaz (2002) .... Professor Agni Swaroop
- Kasoor (2001) .... Inspector Lokhande
- Guru Mahaaguru (2001) .... Gautam
- Tarkieb (2000) .... Major/Dr. Kamal Dogra
- Badal (2000) .... DIG Jai Singh Rana
- Laado (2000) .... Inder (Haryanvi Movies)
- Jaanwar (1999) .... Abdul Badshah's friend
- Sangharsh (1999) .... Lajja Shankar Pandey
- Zakhm (1998) .... Subodh Malgaonkar
- Ghulam (1998) .... Agrawal Shyamsundar
- Dushman (1998) .... Gokul Pandit
- Krishna Arjun (1997) .... Billoo Singh (Shamsher's son)
- Tamanna (1997) .... Haribhai
- Sanshodhan (1996) .... Clerk in VDO's office
- Chuttalabbai (2016) ...Antagonist
- Pataas (2015) ...Antagonist
- Tadakha (2013) ........as Bagga in Telugu Movie
- Balupu (2013) ........as Poorna in Telugu Movie
- Victory (2008) ........as Politician in Telugu Movie
- Okka Magadu (2008)
- Bangaram (2006) ........as Bhooma Reddy in Telugu Movie
- Venky (2004) ........as Yogendra in Telugu Movie
- Sankasur (2013) ........Marathi Movie
- Yeda (2013) ........Marathi Movie
- Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum (2016)
- Vaalu (2015)
- Meaghamann (2014)
- Vettai (2012)
Note:- The above 2011 schedule is subject to change.
- Sarkaar Ki Duniya (2009)
- Baazi Kiski (2001)
- Swabhimaan (1995) as Tyagi
- X-Zone (1998)
- Waris (1999)
- Farz (2001)
- Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha (2010)
- Saazish ??
- Kabhi Kabhi ??
- Dhundh ??
- Apradhi Kaun ..? as Inspector Gaurav Gambhir
- Screen Weekly awards
- 1999 Won Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dushman.
- Zee Cine Awards
- 2000 Won Zee Cine Award for Best Villain for Sangharsh.
- Filmfare Best Villain Award
- 1999: Won Dushman
- 2000: Won Sangharsh
- South Indian International Movie Awards
- Pending—2012: Best Actor in a Negative Role