|Eyes||Light Brown/Sherry (We have first hand witnesses!)|
|Birthday||30th August 1984|
|Wedding||30th January 2013|
|Father||Rajasthan Civil Service .Also a poet under the name Ashwini Sharma|
|Siblings||One older brother|
|Pets||Scotch, Carbon, Toofan|
|Favourite Food||Indian Desi, jalebi, rabdi|
|Favourite Dish to cook||Laal Maas|
|Music||Old Hindi Film songs, some James Blunt|
|Favourite Colour||Yellow and Blue|
|Favourite Perfume||Black by Kenneth Cole, Intense, Silverscent...|
|Favourite English TV show||Lie to Me, Game of Thrones, Modern Family...|
|Favourite Time pass||Watching movies all day long!|
Sharatchandra, Maupassant, ...
|Favourite South Indian Dish||Bisi bele bhath!|
|Favourite South Actors||Surya, Mahesh Babu, Junior NTR, Pawan Kalyan, Anushka Shetty,...|
|Favourite Cardio||Swimming, cycling, sports|
India International School, Jaipur
National Institute of Fashion Design, Delhi (Degree in Fashion Design)
Acting course @Actor Prepares, (Anupam Kher's acting school)
Tujhse naraz nahi zindagi
Hosting as a RJ
26 Eps show currently airing
Jhalak Dikla Jaa 7
WON THE TROPHY
Rudra Pratap Ranawat
Dec 2013 - September 2014(Won ITAA Great Performer of the year )
Rab Se Sona Isshq
Ranveer/Fateh Singh Rathore/Jeet
July 2012 - June 2013
March 2011 - April 2012
Gunahon Ka Devta
Avdesh Singh Thakur
September 2010 - May 2011
Love, Sex Aur Dhoka
Zindagi Tere Naam
Played the undertaker in this docu-drama
Since middle school, cultural programs
Vijay Mathurs theatre group
Rangrasiya aired on Colors from December 2013 to September 2014. It started off as a Nautanki Films production, as a joint venture of Abhinav Shukla and Saurabh Tiwari. During early days, producer Saurabh Tiwari branched off into his own production house, Tequila Shots Productions and took over the making of Rangrasiya. Rangrasiya is a love story of many dimensions. Of soulmates. Of passion. Of conflict. It is the story of a simple village girl, Paro, and a BSD officer, Rudra. Paro is thrown in extreme circumstances literally into the hands of this dangerous, patriotic, BSD officer with a dark side to him.
Ashish played the role of Major Rudra Pratap Ranawat, the brave, reckless (badass!) BSD officer. He prepared for months for this role, both physically and emotionally, going deep into the psyche of the character. From working out, growing a moustache and staring out the window in silence for hours (psyching his wife out) he crafted the persona, the quirks, the personal signature of Major Saab. In doing so, he swept the population off its collective feet. He said in an interview that he loved everything about Rudra, because he created him. A classic example of bringing a character in a script to life, to larger than life. Rudra was a career defining role for Ashish, moving him definitively into the big league. His moniker, "Major Saab" became famous nation-wide, with women like Madhuri Dixit and men like Emran Hashmi referring to him by that appellation. Ashish and his heroine, the incredibly beautiful and talented Sanaya Irani, raised the level and the meaning of "Hot Jodi" to a whole different hashtag! #HotJodi . Sanaya Irani played Paro, the simple village girl with a touch of the mystic. She was the yin to Ashish's yang!
On a purely trivial level, Ashish, who has always been handsome, never looked more dashing and just sizzling HOT on screen. The Major in his BSD uniform, phatphatiya and aviators made a lot of dils go dhak dhak!
Nonetheless, looks are not everything. Ashish portrayed a mindboggling spectrum of emotions, using the vehicle of powerful monologues in some scenes and eloquent silences where his eyes spoke volumes in others, providing the living, breathing counterpoint for his co-actors as they enacted those scenes. He breathed life into Rudra and that is why he won the hearts of all those who followed Rangrasiya.
On the IF forum, Rangrasiya was the hot topic, maintaining its #1 ranking for most of the nine months that it aired. It is a testimony to the story and potential of Rangrasiya and how hot the jodi of Sanish and Parud was.
He won ITAA great performer of the year award on November 1st 2014.
The mainline plot was the love triangle between the lovable but made-for-trouble Ranveer Singh played by Ashish Sharma, his love Saiba played by Ekta Kaul and Daljit, the third wheel played by Karan Malhotra. Ashish played a happy-go-lucky Ranveer, spoilt by circumstances in the first part of the show. His role was killed off and he returned as Fateh Singh Rathore, who won Saiba's heart. And finally after a 20 year leap, he returned as Jeet, the son of Ranveer!
Ashish literally went through acting boot camp in the show. As Ranveer, he played a guy trapped in a mental asylum, a con artist of sorts, an unwitting perpetrator of murder, and above all, a devoted lover. Ranveer was so brilliantly played by him that he was reprised in two more roles in the same show. He was the cornerstone of the show.
Chandragupta Maurya aired between March 2011 and April 2012. It was produced by Sagar TV productions. Ashish entered the show well after it started, since he played the adult Chandragupta. Chandragupta Maurya went off air, because Imagine TV shut down. Here's an excerpt from the IMDB entry on Chandragupta Maurya.
"The series revolves around a teacher in the first university of the world - TAKSHILA - and his vow to prevent India from getting enslaved by Sikandar (Alexander the Great)who after defeating the King of Persia Darius III was moving towards India.
This is the story of a slave boy, Chandragupta, who with his abilities and guidance of Chanakya became the first ruler of whole of India.
This story not only teaches the true essence behind the saying "Brain over Brawn", but how a person, just considered as a humble teacher, with his wits and cleverness not only defeated mighty Greeks and Indian empires, but also raised the slave boy to become the first Emperor of India."
Ashish as usual gave his 1000% to the role. He learned taek-wondo, kalaripayattu and horseback riding,in addition to working out to bulk up for the role. He suffered a serious injury to his back while learning horse-riding, but he never complained about then, does not complain about it now.
By the time Chandragupta Maurya went off air, he had already signed up for Rab Se Sohna Isshq.
Gunahon Ka Devta aired from September 2010 to May 2011 on Imagine TV, a GEC run by NDTV. The series was produced by Shyamasis Bhattacharya of Shakuntalam Telefilms.
At the time, Saurabh Tiwari the producer of Rangrasiya was the creative head of Imagine TV.
Gunahon Ka Devta was the story of a girl in a small town, the daughter of a corrupt government official with two corrupt brothers and a doormat for a mother, who was a huge fangirl of the local Robin Hood. This outlaw went by the name of Avdesh Singh Thakur, who was played by our hero, Ashish Sharma.
The story unfolded in the heartland of the Hindi belt, and Ashish played a heartland hero, complete with aviators, rolled up kurtas and Tata Sumos with gusto and heart. Tough on bad guys, but putty in the heroines hands, the story however took strange turns with Avdesh's sister-in-law being the villain of the show. The show ended tragically, with Arpita the heroine, played by Tanvi Bhatia dying, returning as a ghost and finally revealing the truth to Avdesh who followed her into the afterlife.
Ashish played Avdesh as a layered character, tough and angry, but with an inner innocent core. The channel and show were not among the big three, but the show remained distinctive for its excellent cast.
Edited by -Mano- - 2015-05-15T04:43:35Z
Love Sex aur Dhokha, a 2010 anthology film directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Alt Entertainment, was released on 19 March 2010. It was shot entirely on DigiCam, being one of the first films coming out of India to be presented in the"found footage" style.(Information from Wikipedia)
The movie has three sub-plots involving honour killings, MMS scandals and sting operations. Ashish played the role of Shahid in the movie. He was recommended for the movie by Anupam Kher, his teacher at acting school. Although his was not one of the main roles, the movie itself won critical acclaim and awards.
Zindagi Tere Naam was actually shot in 2008, but aired in 2012. It is a remake of the famous book and movie, The Notebook. It stars Mithun Chakraborty and Ranjeeta. It was directed by Ashu Trikha and produced by Pawan Goyal. The heroine of the movie was Priyanka Mehra.
GET THIS FOLKS: In 1990, Mithunda and Ranjeeta starred in a movie called GUNAHON KA DEVTA! - the same name of Ashishs first TV show! Coincidence? Fate? Just plain freaky?!
Ashish played the role of Vishal Mehra, the old friend of the heroine and the second love interest. He comes on one hour into the movie and he has an item number with the heroine. He was very young then, and spoke and acted differently - a cuter and softer persona. He had a cute smile and round cheeks, lean and tall. Very different from the khadak se khadak Major Saab, or rowdy Avdesh, or flirty Ranveer. But he did show flares of that intensity and his confidence on screen for a guy so young probably stemmed from his growing years in theatre.
It is a point to be noted that really good actors, all of them, from Russell Crowe, to Nicole Kidman, to Shahrukh Khan, to Surbhi Jyoti to Shabana Azmi - have all done theatre at some point. Unparalleled training ground for face, voice and body language.
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