Ankush Chaudhari is a Marathi actor and director with a very charming personality. He has worked on a large number in Marathi TV serials and movies.
Early Life & Background
Ankush was born on 31st January.
First assignment/ First major break
Ankush made his debut through a Marathi television serial, however, he came into limelight from the movie ‘Suna Yeti Ghara’.
Journey in the industry till date
Ankush was very much passionate about the glamorous world right from his college days. He started his career by acting in One Act Plays during his college. In 1991, he participated in ‘Maharashtra chi Lokadhara’. After his former plays like ‘Hasa Chakat Fu’ and ‘All the best’, he was seen in some TV serials like ‘Bedhund Manaachi Laher’ and ‘Duniyadari’ on ETV Marathi.
In 1995, Ankush played the vital role in the movie ‘Suna Yeti Ghara’, due to which he came into limelight. In this movie, he worked with Laxmikant Berde, Ashok Saraf, Alka Kubal and more. In 2004, he played the lead role opposite Sonali Khare in the movie ‘Savarkhed Ek Gaav’. The movie was based on the real incident that had taken place in the village name Savarkhed in Maharashtra. In 2006, he acted in five Marathi movies like ‘Aai Shappath’, ‘Aaila Re’, ‘Majha Navra Tujhi Bayko’, ‘Matichya Chuli’ and ‘Yanda Kartavya Aahe’ and all these films were super-hit on the box office.
In 2008, Ankush acted in the multi-starrer thriller movie ‘Checkmate’ along with Sanjay Narvekar, Swapnil Joshi, Sonali Khare and Rahul Mehendale. In 2009, he played the role of Avinash Sardesai in the movie ‘Gaiir’, directed by Satish Rajwade. The movie also starrer Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Khanvilkar and Tejaswini Pandit in a lead roles. He also made a guest appearance in the blockbuster movie ‘Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Bolatoy’. He then played the role of conman name Vishwas in the movie ‘Ringa Ringa’. The movie was directed by Sanjay Jadhav and Ajay-Atul was the music directors.
In 2010, Ankush played the role of Giri Dhuri in Mahesh Manjrekar’s movie ‘Lalbaug Parel’ which was also released in Hindi as ‘City of Gold’. The movie was based on the true life of unemployed mill workers of 1982. In 2011, he played the role of flirt with four different names as Sandy, Suhas, Avinash and Subhan in the movie ‘Zhakaas’. He had romanced with Amruta Khanvilkar, Sai Tamhankar and Pooja Sawant in this movie. In 2012, he acted in two of the super hit movies, ‘Bluffmaster’ and ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey’. In ‘Bluffmaster’ he acted opposite Tejaswini Pandit. While in ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey’, he was paired opposite Sai Lokur. The movie was the remake of the Bollywood blockbuster movie ‘No Entry’. Ankush has played the role of Prem in the movie, which was originally played by Salman Khan in ‘No Entry’ in 2005.
In 2013, Ankush was seen in the multi-starrer thriller movie ‘Ashach Eka Betavar’ which was loosely based on the old Hindi movie ‘Gumnaam’. Later, he played the role of Jaisimha in the movie ‘Sanshay Kallol’ opposite Gauri Nigudkar. In the same year, he played the role of DSP in the blockbuster Marathi movie ‘Duniyadari’. The movie directed by Sanjay Jadhav and produced by Zee Talkies earned 25 crore on the box office. Swapnil Joshi, Sai Tamhankar, Urmila Kanitkar, Jitendra Joshi and Richa Pariyalli were also the part of this movie.
In 2015, Ankush Chaudhari once again portrayed the character of college student named Satya in the superhit marathi movie “Classmates” directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. The movie also had Sonalee Kulkarni, Sai Tamhankar, Siddharth Chandekar, Sachit Patil in a lead roles.
Apart from acting, Ankush is also a well known director. In his initial days of direction, he assisted his friend Kedar Shinde for the movies like ‘Aga Bai Arechya’ and ‘Jatra’. In 2007, he directed his first film ‘Saade Maade Teen’ starring Bharat Jadhav, Ashok Saraf and Siddharth Jadhav. Then he also produced and directed the movie ‘Zhakaas’. In 2013, he directed the movie ‘No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe’. Apart from this, he has also worked in the Hindi movie ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai’ in 2000, where he had played the role of Govinda’s younger brother. In 2012, he was announced as a Style Icon of Marathi Film Industry in an award function ‘Maharashtracha Favorite Koun’.
Ankush is married to Deepa Parab, who is the popular television and film actress.
Name of Films
Some of the popular movies of Ankush Choudhari
|Jis Des Me Ganga Reht HainSawarkhed: Ek Gaav
Yanda Kartavya Aahe
Majha Navra Tuzi Bayko
Aga Bai arecha
Saade Maade Teen
Me Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy
Shahanpan Dega Deva
No Entry: Pudhe Dhoka Aahe
Asach Eka Betavar
|Ganga’s Younger BrotherRahul
Name of Serials
‘Bedhund Manachi Lahar ‘on ETV Marathi
‘Eka Peksha Ek’ on Zee Marathi
‘Style Icon of the Year’ in ‘Maharashtracha Favorite Kon’ in 2012