Ashwin Mehta Bio And Early Life
Ashwin Mehta was born in Mumbai, Bombay State. He is the son of actress Dina Pathak and Prem Kishen Mehta who was a popular music director of his time.
Ashwin’s father died when he was two years old and he grew up in Janak palace owned by his grandmother, Renuka Devi Choudhary, mother of legendary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Iron man of India: The man who made modern India).
He has an elder brother named Ketan Mehta – film director. He also had one sister named Preeti Ganguly who committed suicide in the year 2005 because she suffered from mental illness since 1993. Aspiring to become like his mom, he leaped into the glitzy world of movies when he was still in college.
Ashwin Mehta worked in several Hindi movies like ‘Aag Se Khelenge’, ‘Deewana Mastana’ etc. He has also acted in a super hit Pakistani Lollywood film, made in Karachi titled ‘Anokha Hatim’. He has also produced a few Bhojpuri films like Babu Genu Miya.
He is many times confused with another actor Ashwini Kalsekar by fans and people who are not aware of his name.
It seems that some magazines have even merged both their names leading to more confusion amongst fans.
They are two different people with two different appearances and talents that they have.
Ashwin Mehta is one of the many stars in this industry who have worked in several movies without being credited in any.
He has also acted in two Pakistani movies, namely ‘Anokha Hatim’ and ‘Karachi Se Lahore’, which were written by Babu Genu Miya (British Punjabi writer)
Film produced by Waheed Murad
The film Karachi Se Lahore was released on 6 March 2008. The movie was based on a love story between a Hindu Brahmin girl and a Muslim boy with the backdrop of communal riots which rocked Karachi during Partition.
Ashwin Mehta played the lead role along with Nabeel Qureshi, called the Brad Pitt of Pakistan, Waheed Murad’s son Omar Murad and Pakistani singer Atif Aslam who shot to fame with his first song “Tere Ishq Nachaya”.
He was an assistant director for the hit movie ‘Wing Commander’, which made him one of the youngest directors in Bollywood. Later he made his directorial debut with a Marathi film named ‘Rangi Taranga’ (The Colors Of Life) which was released on 12 November 2010.
The film is said to be based on the life of model Preeti Jain Kundra, who committed suicide at her Juhu apartment complex on 8 June 2003. The movie also stars Mohan Agashe, Rahul Solapurkar & Mithun Chakraborty.
The movie was produced by Ashwin Mehta & Arun Rangachari and was distributed by Zee Studios. His other directorial venture is a Bhojpuri film ‘Gang Leader’ which stars Kabir Bedi, Moushumi Chatterjee, Raj Babbar et al., which will release on 7 February 2013.
He is presently trying to get his previous films released in Pakistan under the new distribution company “Pak Media” headed by Waheed Murad’s son Omar Murad. He has also directed the super hit Pakistani television serial ‘Dil ki Baat’.
1995 – Male of The Year (Bollywood Movie Awards) along with Madhoo for their performance in ‘Aag Se Khelenge’
1995 – Winner of Best Choreographer (Filmfare Awards) for ‘Papa Kehte Hai’ from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
1998 – Nominated in the Outstanding Achievement In Cinema (FICCI) Award for Director: Rangi Taranga
2000 – Anchor and Judge of Zee’s dance reality show “Zoom” along with Sangeeta Ghosh & Ram Kapoor
2002 – Hosted a special show on Sahara TV called Super Saturday Night, Vijay TV & UTV Stars’ Star Dates
Ashwin Mehta Net Worth
The net worth of Ashwin Mehta stands at an estimated value of $4 million in 2022.
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