Marriage Date: 25 May 2023
Wife: Rupali Barua (2nd Wife)
Hometown: Delhi, India
|Profession(s)||Actor, Motivational Speaker, Leadership & Creativity Coach, YouTuber|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Hindi): Kal Sandhya (1991) as a police officer
Film (Telugu): Pape Naa Pranam (1998) as an assassin
Film (Kannada): A. K. 47 (1999) as Dawood
Film (Bengali): Shesh Thikana (2000) as Soumyabrata
Film (English): Nightfall (2000) as Kopton
Film (Tamil): Dhill (2001) as DSP Shankar
Film (Malayalam): CID Moosa (2003) as Commissioner Gowri Shankar
Film (Bangladeshi): Agnee 2 (2015) as Python
Film (Odia): Kalishankar (2007) as Debu Soren
Film (Marathi): Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra (2014) in a cameo role
TV (Hindi): Truck Dhina Dhin (1990) as Mama; aired on DD National
TV (Hindi): M.O.M. – Mission Over Mars (2019) as K. Murlidharan; streamed on Zee5
|Awards||• 1995: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Drohkaal
• 1996: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Best Actor Award (Hindi) for the film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
• 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Villain for the Hindi film Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
• 2005: Filmfare Award for Best Villain Telugu for the film Athanokkade
• 2012: Nandi Award for Best Character Actor for the Telugu film Minugurulu
• 2023: Best Travel & Food Vlogger by Lokmat
|Date of Birth||• Source 1: 19 June 1965 (Saturday) YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta
• Source 2: 19 June 1962 (Tuesday) Hindustan Times
|Age (as of 2023)||Source 1: 58 Years
Source 2: 61 Years
|School(s)||• Shiv Niketan Public School, New Delhi (upto class 5)
• Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V M Public School, New Delhi (class 5-class 12)
|College/University||Hindu College, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||BA in History Hons. YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta|
|Ethnicity||Malayali from his father's side and Bengali from his mother's side YouTube – Jashn-e-Rekhta|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Instagram – Ashish Vidyarthi|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Second Marriage: 25 May 2023 (with Rupali Barua)
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Rajoshi Vidyarthi (actress)|
|Wife/Spouse||• First Wife- Rajoshi Vidyarthi
• Second Wife- Rupali Barua (fashion entrepreneur)
|Children||Son- Arth Vidyarthi (born on 15 November 2000; image in wife's section)
|Parents||Father- Govind Vidyarthi (Indian freedom fighter and an archivist at Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi)
Mother- Reba Vidyarthi (kathak guru)
|Siblings||He does not have any siblings.|
- Ashish Vidyarthi is an Indian actor, motivational speaker, leadership & creativity coach, and YouTuber. He appears in films of various languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Odia, Marathi, and Bengali. Ashish gained immense popularity for playing negative roles in various films.
- His father used to portray the role of the Indian freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi in various theatre plays, and inspired by the freedom fighter, his father adopted the surname ‘Vidyarthi.’ Lokmat
- After completing his graduation, he joined the National School of Drama to learn acting. He later started working with various theatre groups like Sambhav Theatre Group, Act One Group, and Prithvi Theatre.
- In 1994, he played the role of commander Bhadra in the Hindi film ‘Drohkaal.’ His performance in the film was appreciated by the audience and critics.
- Ashish has appeared in Hindi films like ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994), ‘Major Saab’ (1998), ‘Vaastav: The Reality’ (1999), ‘LOC: Kargil’ (2003), ‘R… Rajkumar’ (2013), and ‘Kuttey’ (2023).
- He has also acted in Hindi TV serials such as ‘Dastaan’ (1995; Zee TV) and ’24 season 2′ (2016; Colors).
- He has appeared in various Telugu films like ‘Sreeram’ (2002), ‘Gudumba Shankar’ (2004), ‘Narasimhudu’ (2005), ‘Naayak’ (2013), and ‘iSmart Shankar’ (2019).
- Some of his Kannada films as an actor are ‘Kotigobba’ (2001), ‘Nandhi’ (2002), ‘Nammanna’ (2005), ‘Siddhartha’ (2015), and ‘Pataki’ (2017).
- Ashish has also acted in Bengali films such as ‘Bombaiyer Bombete’ (2003), ‘Kranti’ (2006), ‘Kalishankar’ (2007), ‘Challenge 2’ (2012), and ‘Captain Khan’ (2018).
- Some of his Tamil films are ‘Thamizh’ (2002), ‘Ghilli’ (2004), ‘Azhagiya Tamil Magan’ (2007), ‘Vallakottai’ (2010), and ‘En Vazhi Thani Vazhi’ (2015).
- He has also acted in a few Malayalam films like ‘Chess’ (2006), ‘Rakshakan’ (2007), ‘Bachelor Party’ (2012), and ‘Uriyattu’ (2020).
- In 2011, Ashish acted in the English film ‘Dam 999.’
- In 2014, he made guest appearances in the Marathi films ‘Punha Gondhal Punha Mujra’ and ‘Avatarachi Goshta.’
- In the same year, he started ‘Avid Miner Conversations,’ a professional training and coaching institute. He is also working as a motivational speaker and often shares his experiences by visiting schools, colleges, and corporate offices. He shares his real-life experience videos on his Facebook page ‘The Rich Universe.’
- In an interview, he shared that in 2016, while shooting for a scene near a river in the Hindi film ‘Bollywood Diaries,’ he almost drowned in the river. A policeman then helped him in rescuing. Hindustan Times
- Ashish has acted in a few Bangladeshi films like ‘Angaar’ and ‘Hero 420.’
- Apart from films and TV serials, he has also appeared in a few Hindi web series such as ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’ (2020; Disney+ Hotstar), ‘Sunflower’ (2021; Zee5), ‘TVF Pitchers season 2’ (2022; TVFPlay and YouTube), and ‘Rana Naidu’ (2023; Netflix).
- Ashish is also a YouTuber. He has various YouTube channels like Ashish Vidyarthi Official, Anbudan Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs, Kahaani Khatarnaak GOI, Food Khana with Ashish, Daily Ashish Vidyarthi, and Ashish Vidyrathi Clips. His daily vlog channel Ashish Vidyarthi Actor Vlogs has around 1.32 million subscribers (as of 2023).
- He has also started various podcast shows such as ‘Kahanibaaz.’ His podcasts are available on various music streaming apps including Gaana, Spotify, and Wynk.
- Ashish is a dog lover and has pet dogs named Sasha and Laika.
- In one of his interviews, he shared that he was bullied for his dark skin colour in his teenage years.