Ashoke Pandit Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ashoke Pandit

Ashoke Pandit is an Indian film & TV director, producer, and social activist. In 2022, he filed a complaint against the Indian actress Richa Chadda at the Juhu Police Station in Mumbai for her sarcastic comment on the Indian Army. As of 2022, he is the president of the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association.

Wiki/Biography

Ashoke Pandit was born on Wednesday, 11 May 1966 (age 56 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Ashoke Pandit's childhood picture with his father

Ashoke Pandit’s childhood picture with his father

During his college days, he used to participate in various theatre plays as an actor and director. Later, he joined the Indian People’s Theatre Association, Mumbai.

Ashoke Pandit in a theatre play

Ashoke Pandit in a theatre play

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Ashoke Pandit

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Niranjan Nath Pandit, and his mother’s name is Nirmala Pandit.

Ashoke Pandit's father

Ashoke Pandit’s father

Ashoke Pandit with his mother and wife

Ashoke Pandit with his mother and wife

Wife & Children

On 25 June 1988, he got married to the Indian singer Neerja Pandit. His son, Raj Pandit, is a singer. His daughter, Shaarika Pandit, is a casting director.

Ashoke Pandit with his mother, wife, and sons

Ashoke Pandit with his mother, wife, and sons

Ashoke Pandit and his mother, wife, and children

Ashoke Pandit and his mother, wife, and children

Religion

He follows Hinduism. [1]Rediff

Caste

He belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family. [2]Rediff

Signature

Ashoke Pandit's signature

Ashoke Pandit’s signature

Career

Documentary

Ashoke started his career as a director. He has directed many Hindi documentaries like Kashmiri Pandit Refugees, Sharnarthi Apne Desh Mein, And The World Remained Silent, and A Village of Widows. His documentary ‘And The World Remained Silent’ was screened at the International Film Festival in Goa, Pune International Film Festival, and Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) in Mumbai, and it received a standing ovation at the House of Commons in London.

TV Show

In the 1980s, he worked as an associate director in Zee TV’s Hindi show ‘Filmi Chakkar.’ He then worked as a director in many Hindi TV shows like ‘Hanste Khelte’ (1997), ‘Colgate Top 10’ (1998), and ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (2009).

Film

In 2004, he made his debut as a director in Bollywood with ‘Sheen.’

Sheen film poster

Sheen film poster

Other Work

In 2018, Ashoke was appointed as the president of the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association, Mumbai. He worked as a co-producer in the Hindi film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ (2019). He has also worked as a motivational speaker at events like the Indian Association of New Zealand (2018) and India For Kashmir Conclave, Pune (2019).

Ashoke Pandit as a guest speaker at an event

Ashoke Pandit as a guest speaker at an event

Ashoke is a social activist too. He has been associated with various philanthropic activities for a very long time.

Ashoke Pandit in an animal welfare march

Ashoke Pandit in an animal welfare march

Awards

  • 1999: Radio and TV Advertising Practitioners’ Association of India award for Sharnarthi Apne Desh Mein
  • 2010: Indian Television Academy Award for Best Documentary for A Village of Widows

    Ashoke Pandit receiving Indian Telly Award

    Ashoke Pandit receiving Indian Telly Award

Facts/Trivia

  • He is often invited to the guest panel in various news debate shows.

  • He is a religious person and a devotee of Lord Ganesha.

    Ashoke Pandit at a temple

    Ashoke Pandit at a temple

  • During an interview, he shared that most of his documentaries are based on the struggles of Kashmiri Pandit and knew the struggles they had to face. He said,

    My family was among the displaced and I worked in the refugee camps and saw the pain and anger from close quarters.”

  • In November 2022, the Indian actress Richa Chadda reacted to Northern Army Command Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi’s statement on Twitter and wrote ‘Galwan says Hi,’ which put her at the centre of controversy. Although she later deleted her tweet and shared an apology note on social media. Ashoke Pandit filed a complaint against her at the Juhu Police Station in Mumbai for passing such a comment.

    Ashoke Pandit's complaint against Richa Chadha

    Ashoke Pandit’s complaint against Richa Chadha

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