Ashish Vidyarthi is a National Film Award winning actor. He was born in Tellicherry of Kerala. He grew up in the city of New Delhi, India. He studied in the Bharati Vidya Bhavan in Delhi. As a youngst...
Ashish Vidyarthi is a National Film Award winning actor. He was born in Tellicherry of Kerala. He grew up in the city of New Delhi, India. He studied in the Bharati Vidya Bhavan in Delhi. As a youngster, he acted in many skits and plays in his school. On one occasion, he participated in an acting competition and lost to Arijit Chakravarty, who he also accepted as a better actor. He has acted in all the regional film industries. He is the son of renowned kathak dancer Reba Vidyarthi. His father is a malayali theatre personality, govind vidyarthi. Even though he typically acts in Hindi movies, he has acted in several South Indian hit films, such as Ghilli in Tamil, CID Moosa in Malayalam, Pokiri in Telugu and Bombaiyer Bombete in Bengali.
He started his career with television, in Sai Paranjpye's serial "Panchhi ek chaal kay". He ventured into films and gained recognition with "Drohkaal". Since then he has mainly features in negative roles and has proved himself to be a good "bad guy' on screen. "Baazi", "Naajayaz", "Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India", "Is Raar Ki Subah Nahin", were some of his popular releases. His major releases in 1997 include "Ziddi", "Daud", "Koi Kisi Se Kum Nahin", "Vishwa Vidhaata" and a few others. His career in hindi movies has mainly consisted of roles showing him a villain, His comments on this are, "Doing a villain's role is more fun than the hero's. Besides, it's the villain who has all the fun in the movie. The hero just enjoys it in the end. Some of more movies of Ashish Vidyarthi are Vaastav, Bhai, Refugee, Haseena Maain Jaayegi, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and many more.
He is presently playing a major role in a Zee TV serial Waaris.