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

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Age: 56 Years
Wife: Neerja Pandit
Caste: Kashmiri Pandit

Ashoke Pandit

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Director, Producer, Social Activist, Conservationist
Known For Being the president of the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (as of 2022)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (As a director): Sheen (2004)
Sheen film poster
Awards1999: 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
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 May 1966 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022) 56 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureAshoke Pandit's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
ReligionHinduism [1]Rediff
CasteKashmiri Pandit
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [2]Instagram - Ashoke Pandit
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date25 June 1988
Family
Wife/SpouseNeerja Pandit (singer)
Ashoke Pandit and his wife
ChildrenSon- Raj Pandit (singer)
Daughter- Shaarika Pandit (casting director)
Ashoke Pandit and his mother, wife, and children
ParentsFather- Niranjan Nath Pandit
Ashoke Pandit's father
Mother- Nirmala Pandit
Ashoke Pandit with his mother

Ashoke Pandit

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashoke Pandit

  • Ashoke Pandit is an Indian film & TV director, producer, and social activist. In 2022, he filed a police complaint at the Juhu Police Station in Mumbai against the Indian actress Richa Chadha for her negative tweet on the Indian Army.
  • He belongs to a family of Kashmiri Pandits.

    Ashoke Pandit's childhood picture with his father

    Ashoke Pandit’s childhood picture with his father

  • While he was in college, he performed in various theatre plays. He then received a sponsorship from the Indian People’s Theatre Association. Apart from acting in theatre plays, he has also directed various theatre plays.

    Ashoke Pandit performing in a theatre play

    Ashoke Pandit performing in a theatre play

  • He then directed a few Hindi documentaries such as Kashmiri Pandit Refugees, Sharnarthi Apne Desh Mein, And The World Remained Silent, and A Village of Widows. Most of his documentaries were based on the genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits. 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. At the House of Commons in London, his documentary received a standing ovation.
  • In the 1980s, he worked as an associate director in the popular Hindi TV series ‘Filmi Chakkar.’
  • Ashoke has worked as a director in many popular Hindi TV shows such as ‘Hanste Khelte’ (1997), ‘Colgate Top 10’ (1998), and ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (2009).
  • He has worked as a motivational speaker at various events such as the Indian Association of New Zealand (2018) and India For Kashmir Conclave, Pune (2019).

    Ashoke Pandit invited as a guest speaker at an event

    Ashoke Pandit invited as a guest speaker at an event

  • In 2018, he was appointed as the president of the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association, Mumbai.
  • In 2019, he worked as a co-producer in the Hindi film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister.’
  • Ashoke is a social activist too. He has supported various animal welfare organisations.

    Ashoke Pandit in an animal welfare march

    Ashoke Pandit in an animal welfare march

  • In an interview, he shared that he always tried to depict the struggles of Kashmiri Pandits through his films. He said that being a Kashmiri Pandit, he was familiar with their struggles. He said,

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

  • He follows the preachings of the Indian spiritual leader Pitaji Shoonya Ji. [3]Instagram – Ashoke Pandit
  • Ashoke Pandit is often invited as a guest panel in various news debate shows.

 

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  • He is a spiritual person, and he is an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha.

    Ashoke Pandit at a temple

    Ashoke Pandit at a temple

  • In November 2022, the Indian actress Richa Chadha attracted controversy after she tweeted ‘Galwan says Hi,’ which was a reaction to a statement by Northern Army Command, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, who had commented about Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks on taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Later, she deleted the tweet and apologised on social media. Later, Ashoke filed a complaint against Richa at the Juhu police station in Mumbai for mocking and insulting the Indian security forces with her comment.

    Ashoke Pandit's complaint against Richa Chadha

    Ashoke Pandit’s complaint against Richa Chadha

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