Ashutosh Gowariker

Ashutosh Gowariker ( Marathi: आशुतोष गोवारीकर, Āśutoṣ Govārīkar; * February 15, 1964 (according to other sources: 1968 ) in Kolhapur ) is an Indian film director and actor.

  • 3.1 Filmfare Award
  • 3.2 National Film Award
  • 3.3 Star Screen Award
  • 3.4 IIFA Award
  • Zee Cine Award 3.5
  • 3.6 Bollywood Movie Award
  • 3.7 important nominations


Ashutosh Gowariker started his career as an actor in Ketan Mehta's film Holi in 1984. Thereafter he appeared in several television series and other films.

Before he directed Lagaan and Swades, he was already working with the main actors of these two films, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan together. With Aamir, he worked in Holi together and with Shahrukh in the TV series Circus as well as the two films Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and Chamatkar

His directorial debut was with the film Pehla Nasha (1993 ) (inspired by Brian De Palmas Hollywood film Body Double ), but flopped at the box office. With Baazi, his second film, he had at least a moderate success.

With Lagaan he made ​​the breakthrough and won many prizes. The film was even nominated at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2004 he turned Swades with Shah Rukh Khan. This film was highly praised by critics, but made no great profit to the cash register. Very popular was the film overseas.

Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar was the last film, which came out in 2008, the cinema, with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bacchan as main characters. In 2009 he took up the work on Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, which leads to the time of Indian freedom struggles of the 1930s.




  • 2004: Swades
  • 2008: Jodhaa Akbar




Filmfare Award

  • Filmfare Award / Best Director for Lagaan (2002)

National Film Award

  • National Film Award / Best entertainment film for Lagaan (2002)

Star Screen Award

  • Star Screen Award / Best Director for Lagaan (2002)
  • Star Screen Award / Best Screenplay for Lagaan (2002)
  • Star Screen Award / Special Jury Award for Swades (2005)

IIFA Award

  • IIFA Award / Best Storyfür Lagaan (2002)

Zee Cine Award

  • Zee Cine Award / Best Director for Lagaan (2002)
  • Zee Cine Award / Best Story for Lagaan (2002)
  • Zee Cine Award / Best Story for Swades (2005)
  • Zee Cine Award / Critics Award - Best Director Ashutosh Gowariker in Swades for (2005)

Bollywood Movie Award

  • Bollywood Movie Award / Best Story for Lagaan (2002)

Important nominations

  • Oscar / Best Foreign Language Film for Lagaan (2002)
  • European Film Award / Best non - European film for Lagaan (2002)