Ashish Sakharkar Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Ashish Sakharkar

Ashish Sakharkar (1979-2023) was an Indian bodybuilder who won many bodybuilding competitions. He passed away in July 2023 due to an illness.

Wiki/Biography

Ashish Sakharkar was born on Sunday, 18 November 1979 (age 43 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his schooling at Hill Grange High School, Mumbai. He later pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. While studying in college, he got interested in bodybuilding due to his father who was also a bodybuilder. Although he passed the Chartered Accountant (CA) Level 1 exam, he chose to pursue a career in bodybuilding. [1]YouTube – Ishwar Thakare

Ashish Sakharkar, during his youth, with Bal Thackeray (left)

Ashish Sakharkar, during his youth, with Bal Thackeray (left)

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 90 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 52″, Waist 32″, Biceps 19″

Ashish Sakharkar physical appearance

Family & Caste

He belonged to a Marathi family of bodybuilders.

Parents & Siblings

His father was also an amateur bodybuilder who won Mr Maharashtra Bodybuilding competition. There is not much information about his mother and siblings.

Ashish Sakharkar's father in a bodybuilding competition

Ashish Sakharkar’s father in a bodybuilding competition

Ashish Sakharkar with his father

Ashish Sakharkar with his father

Wife & Children

His wife, Runali Sakharkar, is a dietitian. Ashish is survived by two sons; one of them is named Ayush.

Ashish Sakharkar's wife, Runali Sakharkar

Ashish Sakharkar’s wife, Runali Sakharkar

Ashish Sakharkar with his son

Ashish Sakharkar with his son

Ashish Sakharkar with his younger son

Ashish Sakharkar with his younger son

Religion

He followed Hinduism.

Career

Competitions

He started participating in the bodybuilding competition in 1999 by participating in the local amateur YMCA event. He had been working out only for six months at that time; however, he won the gold medal in the Men’s novice category. This win led him to become more dedicated towards bodybuilding. He went on to win Mr Maharashtra and later won Mr India (Federation Cup) four times.

Ashish Sakharkar during a bodybuilding competition

Ashish Sakharkar during a bodybuilding competition

He later won a Gold medal in IFBB European Championship, a Silver medal in IFBB Mr Asia Championship, a Silver and Bronze medal in IFBB Mr Universe Championship and was ranked 7th in Amateur Mr Olympia Championship. He mostly competed in the 80 kg weight category in bodybuilding competitions. He competed in the 2013 Sheru Classic Competition; however, he failed to win any medal.

Ashish Sakharkar backstage during a competition

Ashish Sakharkar backstage during a competition

Diet

While preparing for a bodybuilding competition in 2011, he revealed that his daily diet included 50 eggs, 1 kg chicken, 1 kg fish, and a half kg of dry fruits. He said that he divided his diet into four parts throughout the day to maintain his nutritional demands.

Workout

He preferred to workout two times every day, including one workout in the morning and one in the evening. He exercised mostly using free weights with barbells and dumbbells. He also collaborated with various renowned IFBB bodybuilders during his training.

 

Gym Trainer

In addition to his own workout, Ashish worked as a gym trainer at various gyms. In April 2021, he opened his own gym named Midtown Fitness in Mumbai.

Ashish Sakharkar during a gym training session

Ashish Sakharkar during a gym training session

Bike Collection

He owned a Suzuki Hayabusa.

Ashish Sakharkar sitting on his Suzuki Hayabusa bike

Ashish Sakharkar sitting on his Suzuki Hayabusa bike

Awards

He was also awarded the Shiv Chhatrapati Award by the Maharashtra government.

Death

Ashish Sakharkar passed away on 19 July 2023 after battling an illness for a week. One week before his death, he was admitted to a hospital in South Mumbai after complaining of fever and illness. He initially showed signs of recovery during his treatment; however, he did not recover and died during treatment. [2]Mumbai Live

Facts/Trivia

  • Ashish Sakharkar was fondly called ‘The Expert’ by his fans.
  • He was often invited by other gym owners, bodybuilding associations, and schools as a chief guest at various functions.

    Ashish Sakharkar (right) at a bodybuilding competition as the chief guest

    Ashish Sakharkar (right) at a bodybuilding competition as the chief guest

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