|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Sunita Gowariker (née Mukherjee)|
Ashutosh Gowariker (born 15 February 1964) is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and producer who works in Hindi cinema. 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).
Lagaan was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category in 74th Academy Awards, which makes Gowariker a voting member of the Academy Awards.He returned to acting in the critically acclaimed 2016 comedy-drama Ventilator as the lead.
Gowariker was born in a Marathi 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.
Gowariker started his career as an actor, making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta's picture 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).
The 1993 movie Pehla Nasha marked Gowariker's directorial debut. His second movie Baazi (1995), starred Aamir Khan.
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.
In 2004, Gowariker directed Swades , starring Shahrukh Khan.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008), another historical epic romance set in the 16th century, starred Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.
Gowariker's romantic comedy What's Your Raashee? (2009), starred Priyanka Chopra in 12 roles and Harman Baweja.
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.
In 2016, Gowariker returned to screen as an actor in the Marathi film, Ventilator. Allegedly, he took about 6 months to agree to do the film. The film went on to become a box office success and was critically acclaimed.
|2001||Lagaan||Yes||Yes||No||Nominated – Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film|
|2004||Swades||Yes||Yes||Yes||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Film|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Yes||Yes||Yes||Filmfare Award for Best Film|
|2009||What's Your Raashee?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2010||Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Yes||Yes||Yes||Nominated – Zee Cine Awards for Best Story|
|Year||Films and television series||Language|
|1994||Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa||Hindi|
|1989||Circus (TV series)||Hindi|
|1989||Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro||Hindi|
|1989||Kamla Ki Maut||Hindi|
|1989||Ek Ratra Mantarleli||Marathi|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj (TV series), episode 10: "Gautama Buddha"||Hindi|
|1987||West Is West||English|
|Lagaan||74th Academy Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||Nominated|
|Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards||Best Director (Hindi)||Won|
|Bergen International Film Festival||The Jury's Award||Won|
|European Film Academy||Best Non-European Film||Nominated|
|47th Filmfare Awards||Best Film||Won|
|3rd IIFA Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Leeds International Film Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|Locarno International Film Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|49th National Film Awards||Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||Won|
|NatFilm Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|Portland International Film Festival||Audience Award||Won|
|Screen Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Swades||50th Filmfare Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Story (with MG Satya)||Won|
|Critics Best Director||Won|
|Stardust Awards||Dream Director||Won|
|Jodhaa Akbar||54th Filmfare Awards||Best Film||Won|
|10th IIFA Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Film||Nominated|
|Golden Minbar International Film Festival||Best Film – Grand Pix||Won|
|São Paulo International Film Festival||Audience Award for Best Foreign Feature Film||Won|
|Screen Awards||Best Film||Won|
|Stardust Awards||Best Film of the Year||Nominated|
|V. Shantaram Awards||Best Director Bronze Award||Won|
|Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey||Zee Cine Awards 2011||Best Story||Nominated|
Lagaan, released internationally as Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic musical sports film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, and produced by and starring Aamir Khan, along with debutant Gracy Singh and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne in supporting roles. Made on a then-unprecedented budget of ₹250 million , the movie was the maiden project from Aamir Khan Productions and was shot in villages near Bhuj.
Gracy Singh is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. She is best known for her role in the film Lagaan and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.. Singh is also a trained Bharatnatyam and Odissi dancer.
Jodhaa Akbar is a 2008 Indian epic historical romance film co-written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, with Sonu Sood, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Ila Arun in supporting roles. Set in the 16th century, the plot centers on the romance between the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (Roshan), and the Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai (Aishwarya) who becomes his wife, on a marriage of convenience. A. R. Rahman composed the score.
Bela Shende is an Indian playback singer. She performed several songs in Bollywood and regional films. "Mann Mohana" from the film Jodhaa Akbar, "Su Che" from the film What's Your Raashee?, "Wajle Ki Baara" and "Apsara Aali" from Natarang are some of her famous songs. In 2014 she was awarded the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Khurkhura" from the Marathi film Tuhya Dharma Koncha.
Reema Kagti is an Indian film director and screenwriter, who works in Bollywood. She made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), which was followed by the neo-noir, Talaash (2012) and the historical sports drama Gold . She has collaborated with Zoya Akhtar as a writer on several productions of Excel Entertainment.
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