Ashutosh Gowariker (born 15 February 1964) 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 (2001), Swades (2004), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), What’s Your Raashee? (2009), Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) and Mohenjo Daro (2016). His film Lagaan was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 74th Academy Awards, which makes him a voting member of the Academy Awards. He returned to acting by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Ventilator (2016).

Ashutosh Gowariker’s Birth Number is 15, 1+5= 6 which is ruled by Venus. His destiny number is 1+5+0+2+1+9+6+4= 28, 2+8= 10, 1+0= 1 which is ruled by the Sun. Ashutosh Gowariker’s Zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Gowariker started his career as an actor, making his debut in 1984 in director Ketan Mehta’s picture Holi. On the Holi sets, Gowariker met Aamir Khan. After that, he acted in several television serials, including Circus (1989), C.I.D. (1998) and several films, including Naam (1986), Chamatkar (1992), and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993).

The 1993 movie Pehla Nasha marked Gowariker’s directorial debut. His second movie Baazi (1995), starred Aamir Khan.

In 2001, Gowariker wrote and directed the period epic movie Lagaan, produced by and starring Aamir Khan. Lagaan was the story of a cricket match between British officers and Indian villagers in the late 18th century. It ranked third among 2001’s Indian movies in terms of gross revenue.

In 2004, Gowariker directed Swades, starring Shah Rukh Khan.

Jodhaa Akbar (2008), another historical epic romance set in the 16th century, starred Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. As a filmmaker, he shows his own civility through his films.

Gowariker’s romantic comedy What’s Your Raashee? (2009), starred Priyanka Chopra in 12 roles and Harman Baweja.

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010), about the Chittagong Uprising set in undivided Bengal of 1930, starred Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.

In 2016, Gowariker directed the film Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan. He returned to acting by playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Ventilator (2016), which was produced by Priyanka Chopra.

In 2016, Gowariker returned to screen as an actor in the Marathi film, Ventilator. Allegedly, he took about 6 months to agree to do the film. The film went on to become a box office success and was critically acclaimed.

His last film as a director was Panipat starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon which didn’t do too well at the box-office.

Future of Ashutosh Gowariker in 2021

Ashutosh Gowariker is entering the 58th year of his life. 5+8= 13, 1+3= 4 which is ruled by Rahu.
2021 is a number 5 year which is ruled by Mercury.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s lucky numbers are 3, 6, 9

In 2021, Jupiter and Venus will be significantly affecting major planets in his chart. He may remain in stressful conditions due to excessive workload during this year as he has this burden on him to make a solid comeback. One thing is sure that his platter may be full of a lot of activity. He should avoid being impatient and should adopt a more flexible approach,” says Bollywood Astrologer Hirav Shah.

Hirav Shah adds, “The movies produced under his banner would do well in the year ahead. But he has to make extra efforts to make a movie as great as Swades or Lagaan. Working with Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, or Ajay Devgn may benefit his career as a director as things stand today. Financially things will get brighter for him in the coming months.

Wishing one of the best directors of Indian Cinema, Ashutosh Gowariker a very happy birthday.

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