Ashish Vidyarthi (born 19 June 1962) is an Indian film actor and motivational speaker, known for his work in 11 different languages, predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, English, Marathi, Odia, and Bhojpuri cinema. He is noted for his antagonist and character roles. He also acted in the TV serial, Ham Panchi Ek Chal Ke. In 1995, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Drohkaal.
He was born in Tellicherry, Kerala, India, to Reba Vidyarthi, a Kathak guru and Govind Vidyarthi, an expert in cataloging and archiving vanishing Performing Arts of India for the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Having started his studies at Shiv Niketan School, 7, Hailey Road, New Delhi, he later joined the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi. In 1983, Ashish attended Hindu College and studied History. It was at Hindu College, where he joined a Theatre Group called Sambhav, run by National School of Drama alumni and started his journey in performing arts. He also attended National School of Drama till 1990 and associated himself with another theatre group, Act One, run by N. K. Sharma.
In 1992, he moved to Bombay (now Mumbai). Ashish played the role of V. P. Menon in his first film, Sardar, based on Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s Life. Though, his first release was Drohkaal, for which he won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995. He is also renowned for his role as Ashutosh, in 1942:A Love Story. Ashish received the Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, for the 1996 film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin. Ashish Vidyarthi, a prolific speaker, motivational interventionist, life ignitor and a national award-winning actor, has worked across 11 languages in 200 plus films. With his igniting talks and bespoke motivational workshops, he has impacted the lives of working professionals from over 200 organisations across the globe. He is also the Co-founder of Ashish Vidyarthi and Associates.
|1990||Truck Dhina Dhin||Mama||Hindi|
|1995||Dastaan (1995 TV series)||Lankesh||Hindi||Zee Tv|
|2013-15||Valli||Judge Arumugam||Tamil||Sun TV|
Only Season 2
|Roshan Sherchan||Hindi||Colors TV|