Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and producer who works in Hindi cinema. He is known for directing films “set on a huge canvas while boasting of an opulent treatment”. His works include Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, What’s Your Raashee?, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and Mohenjo Daro
His passion for cinema immediately draws your attention, making you realize that Ashutosh Gowariker would not have been anywhere except behind the camera, however tempting the choice. An actor who took to film direction after almost a decade in front of the camera, Ashutosh has acted in Hindi films, Marathi films, television serials and commercials and although the transition from acting to direction was difficult, it was destined.
Gowariker was born in a Marathi family to Ashok and Kishori Gowariker. His family hails from Kolhapur. He is married to Sunita former actor Deb Mukherjee’s daughter from his first marriage and they have two sons – Konark and Vishwang