Ashutosh Gowariker Movies and Career Information

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Feb 15, 1964
Maharashtra
Actor, Director, Producer and Writer

Ashutosh Gowariker (Marathi: आशुतोष गोवारिकर) (born 15 February 1964) is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan (2001), Swades (2004) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008). He was nominated for an Academy Award and European Film Award, and has won a number of other awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards, and seven international film festival awards. He also became a voting member for the Academy Awards in 2005. Gowariker was born in Mumbai in a Maharashtrian Brahmin family. He is married to Sunita Mukherjee who is director Ayan Mukherjee's Sister and they have two sons. Ashutosh Gowariker started his career as an actor, making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta's movie, Holi. After that, he acted in several television serials, including Kachchi Dhoop (1987), 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 (inspired by Brian De Palma's Hollywood movie, Body Double) marked Gowariker's directorial debut. It was a failure at the box office. His second movie, Baazi (1995), starring Aamir Khan, was a "below average"

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