Ashwin Kaushal Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ashwin Kaushal


Ashwin Kaushal is an Indian actor who is known for his roles in Hindi films including PK (2014), Ghulam-e-Mustafa (1997), and Sardari (1997).

Wiki/Biography

Ashwin Kaushal Bharti was born on 22 February in Mumbai. Ashwin did his schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School (Mumbai) and pursued his studies at Mithibhai College, Mumbai. When Ashwin was studying in school, he failed 5-6 times, which led his father to withdraw his name from the school. Later, he was homeschooled by a private tutor and appeared for the 10th standard examination; however, he failed the exams. According to Ashwin, when he failed in high school examinations, his father told him to earn following which he did some odd jobs like selling clothes and ghee.

A childhood picture of Ashwin Kaushal (right) and his sister, Tanushree Kaushal (left)

A childhood picture of Ashwin Kaushal (right) and his sister, Tanushree Kaushal (left)

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 90 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Ashwin Kaushal photo

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father, Kaushal Bharati, was a director and writer who wrote dialogues for the films Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978). On 16 January 1995, after suffering heart failure at the age of 87, he passed away. Ashwin Kaushal’s mother’s name is Bina Kaushal. Ashwin has a sister named Tanushree Kaushal, who is an actress.

Ashwin Kaushal's mother and daughter

Ashwin Kaushal’s mother and daughter

An old photo of Ashwin Kaushal's father, Late Sh. Kaushal Bharti

An old photo of Ashwin Kaushal’s father, Late Sh. Kaushal Bharti

A picture of Tanushree Kaushal, Ashwin Kaushal's sister

A picture of Tanushree Kaushal, Ashwin Kaushal’s sister

Wife & Children

Ashwin Kaushal is married and has a daughter named Khushi.

Ashwin Kaushal's daughter, Khushi

Ashwin Kaushal’s daughter, Khushi

Religion/Religious views

In an interview, while talking about his beliefs, Ashwin said,

I am grateful to my god (amen) Jesus, Om Ganeshaya Namaha for keeping me alive.”

Career

Film

Ashwin Kaushal appeared in the Hindi film ‘Damini’ in 1993 in which he played the role of Rakesh Gupta.

Ashwin Kaushal (man on the floor) in a still from the film 'Damini' (1993)

Ashwin Kaushal (man on the floor) in a still from the film ‘Damini’ (1993)

In the film ‘Kartvaya,’ which was released in 1995, Ashwin appeared as Bhanu Singh. In 1995, he played the role of Bhushi in the film ‘Barsaat.’

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the film 'Barsaat' (1995)

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the film ‘Barsaat’ (1995)

He worked in the films Ghulam-e-Mustafa (1997), Chandaal (1998), Safari (1999), and Madam Don (1999). Then, after a gap of two years, he made his comeback with Mulaqaat in 2002. Ashwin Kaushal worked in the Hindi film ‘Rocky-The Rebel’ (2016) in which he played the role of Vikram Singh. He was also cast in the horror film Aatma in the year 2006. In 2014, he appeared as a metro passenger in the Bollywood film ‘PK.’

Ashwin Kaushal with Aamir Khan on the sets of the Hindi film 'PK'

Ashwin Kaushal with Aamir Khan on the sets of the Hindi film ‘PK’

In the action-thriller film ‘Baaghi 2,’ Ashwin played the role of a bungalow owner.

Ashwin Kaushal alongside actor Tiger Shroff on the sets of the film 'Baaghi 2'

Ashwin Kaushal alongside actor Tiger Shroff on the sets of the film ‘Baaghi 2’

Television

In 1987, Ashwin made his TV debut with the show Aurat, which aired on Doordarshan. In 2015, Ashwin was cast by Disney Channel alongside actor Namit Shah in the TV series ‘Goldy Ahuja Matric Pass’ in which he played the role of a father who decides to go to school at the age of 40.

Ashwin Kaushal starring in the TV show 'Goldie Ahuja Matric Pass' (2014)

Ashwin Kaushal starring in the TV show ‘Goldie Ahuja Matric Pass’ (2014)

In 2021, Ashwin Kaushal played the role of Mr. Raj Kapoor in the TV series ‘Sunflower’ which premiered on ZEE5 Original.

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the film 'Sunflower' (2021)

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the film ‘Sunflower’ (2021)

In 2018, Ashwin worked alongside actress Krystle D’Souza in the TV series ‘Belan Wali Bahu.’

Ashwin Kaushal shared a picture with actress Krystle D'Souza on the sets of the TV series 'Belan Wali Bahu'

Ashwin Kaushal shared a picture with actress Krystle D’Souza on the sets of the TV series ‘Belan Wali Bahu’

He played the role of Raman Oberoi in the TV serial ‘Tashan-e-Ishq’ in 2016.

Ashwin Kaushal as Raman Oberoi in a still from the TV series 'Tashan-e-Ishq' (2016)

Ashwin Kaushal as Raman Oberoi in a still from the TV series ‘Tashan-e-Ishq’ (2016)

Ashwin has also worked in the Hindi TV series Chutzpah (2021), The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family (2018), Fire and Ice (2015), and Tu Aashiqui (2017).

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the TV series 'Tu Aashiqui'

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from the TV series ‘Tu Aashiqui’

TV Commercials

Ashwin has appeared in some TV commercials including a commercial for an insurance company.

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from a TV commercial about insurance in 2012

Ashwin Kaushal in a still from a TV commercial


Director

Ashwin Kaushal debuted as a director with the Indian film ‘Meet Mr. Chang.’

Official poster of the film 'Mr. Chang' directed by Ashwin Kaushal (also Ashwwin Kaushal Bharti)

Official poster of the film ‘Mr. Chang’ directed by Ashwin Kaushal (also Ashwwin Kaushal Bharti)

Assistant Director

In 1991, Ashwin was initially roped in as an assistant director for the film ‘Damini’ before appearing as an actor in the film. He worked as an assistant director for the film “Nachnewale Gaanewale” in the same year.

Writer

Ashwin Kaushal is known for writing horror films and TV shows. He wrote the story of the Zee Horror show Madhumati (1994), a popular TV show in India. He was among the group of writers for Ekta Kapoor‘s TV series “Mano Ya Na Mano” (2006). Ashwin wrote horror stories for 20 years, which is why people started calling him a ghostwriter. Due to this, he suffered mentally. He started seeing ghosts and got sleep deprived. This made Ashwin Kaushal take a break from writing, but unfortunately, he stopped getting opportunities too. Later, he got a call for a Television writer for the Indian horror TV series Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein. [1]Navbharat Times

Favourites

  • Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
  • Quote:  Success has many fathers, defeat is orphan

Facts/Trivia

  • Ashwin’s name is also spelt as Ashwwin Kaushal Bharti
  • In an interview, Ashwin Kaushal revealed that when he was unemployed, he used to take antidepressants.
  • Ashwin claims that Rishi Kapoor was his godfather.
  • In 2016, Ashwin adopted a cat named Cinderella.

    Ashwin Kaushal's cat, Cinderella

    Ashwin Kaushal’s cat, Cinderella

  • Ashwin Kaushal revealed that he was very mischievous during childhood.
  • In 2017, Ashwin Kaushal attended an event where he promoted ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.’

    Ashwin Kaushal during an event promoting 'Save girl child' in 2017

    Ashwin Kaushal during an event promoting ‘Save girl child’ in 2017

  • In 2022, Ashwin Kaushal collaborated with actor Shekhar Shukla in a free acting workshop conducted by Abhinay Manch Acting Academy in Bhopal.
  • In an interview, Ashwin said that after playing the role of a rapist in the film Damini (1993), he started receiving calls to play the role of a rapist only. He said,

    I used to get calls and asked to go for rape, and I went on raping. I became a rape specialist.”

  • Ashwin Kaushal received an award of Excellence in Prawaas India International Bus & Car Travel Show 2017 in Navi Mumbai

    Ashwin Kaushal receiving the award of excellence in 2017 at Prawaas Award show held in Navi Mumbai

    Ashwin Kaushal received the award of excellence in 2017 at the Prawaas Award show held in Navi Mumbai

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