Films and Theatre, Ashish Vidyarthi rejoices with both the Canvases



Films and Theatre, Ashish Vidyarthi rejoices with both the Canvases

Though the audiences have seen him as an antagonist in most of his performances on the big screen, actor

Ashish Vidyarthi is known for his versatility in Bollywood films. Hailing from the Capital, he pursued

a diploma in dramatics from National School of Drama, Delhi and began his career with acting in Hindi

cinema in the city of dreams, Mumbai.

Ashish has been working in the Bollywood industry since a long time. Although audience has always

seen him playing grey shades, he is truly applauded for his efforts and perseverance in every role.

He is well-known for his commendable work in films namely Drohkaal, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin,

Sardar, Ziddi, Bichhu, Major Saab, Refugee, Barrfi, R Rajkumar and Baba with South Superstar

Rajinikant. Currently Ashish is shooting for Haider directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and Manish Gupta’s


With the dedication and focus that Ashish has worked, he has won a National Award for Drohkaal,

Screen Award for Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Filmfare Award for Telugu film Attaneakkadu.

Talking about his journey in Bollywood he says, “My experience with films has been great. I enjoy

each character I play, since every role is challenging. The audience anticipates that it is easy to play

grey shades, but for me as an actor, I have to perform better than my last performance. It is not

easy to sustain in this industry, but with superfluous efforts, sincerity, perseverance and resilience I

have managed to accomplish my goals. Films and theatre are two magnanimous canvases and I am

glad I have experienced both of them on a large scale.”

Besides films, Ashish has also done theatre with various theatre groups. He has acted in more

than 75 plays with groups like Sambhav, Act one and Ekjute.

Theatre is known as a beautiful form of art where an actor expresses his emotions and

feelings without any ‘Re-takes’! Such is also the story of Ashish, who performs a monologue

play ‘Dayashankar ki Diary’. The play is written and directed by the famous Nadira Zaheer

Babbar, who is known for her passion in theatre. The play was offered to Ashish in 1998, where

he was in a state of flux with his personal life, which coaxed him to take up this creative and

ultimate challenge.

For Further details contact

Neha Singh – 7666747602

Ritika Bedi – 7738000654
Page 1 of 1
1 of 1
Ashish Vidyarthi – Profile in English.doc

3 of 3
Displaying Ashish Vidyarthi – Profile in English.doc.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

You must be logged in to post a comment Login