June 15, 2024

Ashish Vidyarthi Biography, Age, Wife, Family & More

Quick Info→Marriage Date: 25 May 2023→Wife: Rupali Barua (2nd Wife)→Hometown: Delhi, India

Ashish Vidyarthi

 

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s) Actor, Motivational Speaker, Leadership & Creativity Coach, YouTuber
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Career
Debut Film (Hindi): Kal Sandhya (1991) as a police officer
Kal Sandhya
Film (Telugu): Pape Naa Pranam (1998) as an assassin
Pape Naa Pranam
Film (Kannada): A. K. 47 (1999) as Dawood
A. K. 47
Film (Bengali): Shesh Thikana (2000) as Soumyabrata
Shesh Thikana
Film (English): Nightfall (2000) as Kopton
Nightfall
Film (Tamil): Dhill (2001) as DSP Shankar
Dhill
Film (Malayalam): CID Moosa (2003) as Commissioner Gowri Shankar
CID Moosa
Film (Bangladeshi): Agnee 2 (2015) as Python
Agnee 2
Film (Odia): Kalishankar (2007) as Debu Soren
Kalishankar
Film (Marathi): Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra (2014) in a cameo role
Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra
TV (Hindi): Truck Dhina Dhin (1990) as Mama; aired on DD National
Truck Dhina Dhin
TV (Hindi): M.O.M. – Mission Over Mars (2019) as K. Murlidharan; streamed on Zee5
M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars
Awards 1995: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Drohkaal
1996: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Best Actor Award (Hindi) for the film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
1997: Star Screen Award for Best Villain for the Hindi film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
2005: Filmfare Award for Best Villain Telugu for the film Athanokkade
2012: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for the Telugu film Minugurulu
2023: Best Travel & Food Vlogger by Lokmat
Ashish Vidyarthi's Lokmat award
Personal Life
Date of Birth Source 1: 19 June 1965 (Saturday) [1]YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta
Source 2: 19 June 1962 (Tuesday) [2]Hindustan Times
Age (as of 2022) Source 1: 57 Years
Source 2: 60 Years
Birthplace Delhi, India
Zodiac sign Gemini
Autograph Ashish Vidyarthi's signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Delhi, India
School(s) • Shiv Niketan Public School, New Delhi (upto class 5)
• Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V M Public School, New Delhi (class 5-class 12)
College/University Hindu College, New Delhi
Educational Qualification BA in History Hons. [3]YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta
Ethnicity Malayali from his father’s side and Bengali from his mother’s side [4]YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta
Food Habit Non-vegetarian [5]Instagram – Ashish Vidyarthi
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 25 May 2023 (with Rupali Barua)
Ashish Vidyarthi and Rupali Barua's wedding photo
Affairs/Girlfriends Rajoshi Vidyarthi (actress)
Family
Wife/Spouse First Wife– Rajoshi Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi with his wife and son
Second WifeRupali Barua (fashion entrepreneur)
Children Son– Arth Vidyarthi (born on 15 November 2000; image in wife’s section)
Daughter– None
Parents Father– Govind Vidyarthi (Indian freedom fighter and an archivist at Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi)
Mother– Reba Vidyarthi (kathak guru)
Ashish Vidyarthi with his parents
Siblings He does not have any siblings.

Ashish Vidyarthi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashish Vidyarthi

  • Ashish Vidyarthi is an Indian actor, motivational speaker, leadership & creativity coach, and YouTuber. He appears in films of various languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi, and Bengali. Ashish gained immense popularity for playing negative roles in various films.
  • His father used to portray the role of the Indian freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi in various theatre plays, and inspired by the freedom fighter, his father adopted the surname ‘Vidyarthi.’ [6]Lokmat

    Ashish Vidyarthi's childhood picture

    Ashish Vidyarthi’s childhood picture

  • After completing his graduation, he joined the National School of Drama to learn acting. He later started working with various theatre groups like Sambhav Theatre Group, Act One Group, and Prithvi Theatre.

    Ashish Vidyarthi performing in a theatre play

    Ashish Vidyarthi performing in a theatre play

  • In 1994, he played the role of commander Bhadra in the Hindi film ‘Drohkaal.’ His performance in the film was appreciated by the audience and critics.

    Ashish Vidyarthi as commander Bhadra in the Hindi film Drohkaal

    Ashish Vidyarthi as commander Bhadra in the Hindi film Drohkaal

  • Ashish has appeared in Hindi films like ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994), ‘Major Saab’ (1998), ‘Vaastav: The Reality’ (1999), ‘LOC: Kargil’ (2003), ‘R… Rajkumar’ (2013), and ‘Kuttey’ (2023).

    R... Rajkumar

    R… Rajkumar

  • He has also acted in Hindi TV serials such as ‘Dastaan’ (1995; Zee TV) and ’24 season 2′ (2016; Colors).

    Ashish Vidyarthi with the star cast of 24 season 2

    Ashish Vidyarthi with the star cast of 24 season 2

  • He has appeared in various Telugu films like ‘Sreeram’ (2002), ‘Gudumba Shankar’ (2004), ‘Narasimhudu’ (2005), ‘Naayak’ (2013), and ‘iSmart Shankar’ (2019).
  • Some of his Kannada films as an actor are ‘Kotigobba’ (2001), ‘Nandhi’ (2002), ‘Nammanna’ (2005), ‘Siddhartha’ (2015), and ‘Pataki’ (2017).

    Nammanna

    Nammanna

  • Ashish has also acted in Bengali films such as ‘Bombaiyer Bombete’ (2003), ‘Kranti’ (2006), ‘Kalishankar’ (2007), ‘Challenge 2’ (2012), and ‘Captain Khan’ (2018).

    Kalishankar

    Kalishankar

  • Some of his Tamil films are ‘Thamizh’ (2002), ‘Ghilli’ (2004), ‘Azhagiya Tamil Magan’ (2007), ‘Vallakottai’ (2010), and ‘En Vazhi Thani Vazhi’ (2015).

    Azhagiya Tamil Magan

    Azhagiya Tamil Magan

  • He has also acted in a few Malayalam films like ‘Chess’ (2006), ‘Rakshakan’ (2007), ‘Bachelor Party’ (2012), and ‘Uriyattu’ (2020).

    Uriyattu

    Uriyattu

  • In 2011, Ashish acted in the English film ‘Dam 999.’

    Dam 999

    Dam 999

  • In 2014, he made guest appearances in the Marathi films ‘Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra’ and ‘Avatarachi Goshta.’

    Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra

    Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra

  • In the same year, he started ‘Avid Miner Conversations,’ a professional training and coaching institute. He is also working as a motivational speaker and often shares his experiences by visiting schools, colleges, and corporate offices. He shares his real-life experience videos on his Facebook page ‘The Rich Universe.’

    A collage of Ashish Vidyarthi at various events as the founder of Avid Miner Conversations

    A collage of Ashish Vidyarthi at various events as the founder of Avid Miner Conversations

  • In an interview, he shared that in 2016, while shooting for a scene near a river in the Hindi film ‘Bollywood Diaries,’ he almost drowned in the river. A policeman then helped him in rescuing. [7]Hindustan Times
  • Ashish has acted in a few Bangladeshi films like ‘Angaar’ and ‘Hero 420.’

    Hero 420

    Hero 420

  • Apart from films and TV serials, he has also appeared in a few Hindi web series such as ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’ (2020; Disney+ Hotstar), ‘Sunflower’ (2021; Zee5), ‘TVF Pitchers season 2’ (2022; TVFPlay and YouTube), and ‘Rana Naidu’ (2023; Netflix).

    Sunflower

    Sunflower

  • Ashish is also a YouTuber. He has various YouTube channels like Ashish Vidyarthi Official, Anbudan Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs, Kahaani Khatarnaak GOI, Food Khana with Ashish, Daily Ashish Vidyarthi, and Ashish Vidyrathi Clips. His daily vlog channel Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs has around 1.32 million subscribers (as of 2023).

    Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs

    Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs

  • He has also started various podcast shows such as ‘Kahanibaaz.’ His podcasts are available on various music streaming apps including Gaana, Spotify, and Wynk.

    Ashish Vidyarthi Podcasts

    Ashish Vidyarthi Podcasts

  • Ashish is a dog lover and has pet dogs named Sasha and Laika.

    Ashish Vidyarthi and his pet dog

    Ashish Vidyarthi and his pet dog

  • In one of his interviews, he shared that he was bullied for his dark skin colour in his teenage years.

 

References/Sources:

Hindustan Times

YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta

YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta

Instagram – Ashish Vidyarthi

Lokmat

 

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