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Ashutosh Gowariker

1964 - Today

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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".He is best known for helming the epic musical sports drama Lagaan (2001), the social drama Swades (2004) and the epic historical romantic drama Jodhaa Akbar (2008), winning the Filmfare Award for Best Film and Best Director for Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar. Lagaan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 74th Academy Awards, which makes him a voting member of the Academy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashutosh Gowariker has received more than 3,140,860 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ashutosh Gowariker is the 1,751st most popular film director (down from 1,547th in 2019), the 1,155th most popular biography from India (down from 942nd in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ashutosh Gowariker ranks 1,751 out of 1,581Before him are Hans Weingartner, Loren Bouchard, Nina Kusturica, Tim Hetherington, Akiva Schaffer, and Gia Coppola. After him are Josh Cooley, Rajkumar Santoshi, Wes Ball, Jaspal Bhatti, Nicholas Stoller, and Andrew Haigh.

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Among people born in 1964, Ashutosh Gowariker ranks 798Before him are Stephen Frick, Yoshinori Higashikawa, Ralph Garman, Antonio McKay, Wayman Tisdale, and Man Haron Monis. After him are Patty Griffin, Desmond Armstrong, Andy Abraham, Nicki French, Paul McStay, and Yoshinori Sembiki.

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Among people born in India, Ashutosh Gowariker ranks 1,155 out of 1,493Before him are Bajrang Punia (1994), Supriya Pathak (1961), Shriya Saran (1982), Ronit Roy (1965), Nimrat Kaur (1982), and Tanishaa Mukerji (1978). After him are Samantha Akkineni (1987), Karan Soni (1989), Jyothika (1977), Ravish Kumar (1974), Manvendra Singh Gohil (1965), and Shweta Tiwari (1980).


Among film directors born in India, Ashutosh Gowariker ranks 43Before him are Mani Kaul (1944), Goutam Ghose (1950), Prakash Jha (1952), Farhan Akhtar (1974), S. S. Rajamouli (1973), and S. Shankar (1963). After him are Rajkumar Santoshi (1956), Jaspal Bhatti (1955), Anurag Kashyap (1972), Rohit Shetty (1973), Zoya Akhtar (1972), and Sooraj Barjatya (1965).