AN ACTOR & THEATRE MAKER

KESARI, DHARMA PRODUCTIONS

Presently shooting for Akshay Kumar starrer. Releasing March 2019.

EK MULAQAT MANTO SE, THEATRE

A solo performance exploring life & times of Saadat Hasan Manto.

Ashwath is a remarkable, serious actor who works from within. There is never a moment of untruth in his work.

MIRA NAIR, FILM MAKER

RAAZI, MEGHNA GULZAR

Played the character of Mehboob Syed.

Specialisation in acting from National School of Drama, New Delhi and London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

Worked with acclaimed filmmakers like Meghna Gulzar (Raazi), Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Kabir Khan (Phantom), Oscar winner Danish Tanovic (Tigers), Rahul Dholakia (Lamhaa), Ajita Suchitraveera (Ballad of Rustom), Ashiq Abu (Gangster), Buddhadeb Dasgupta, etc. Upcoming films are A R Rahman (99 Songs), Nandita Das (Manto), Abhijit Kokate (Rakkosh). 


He was the first recipient of prestigious Inlaks foundation scholarship for Theatre / Acting. He is a visiting faculty to various prestigious institutions in India & abroad. He has worked with reputed theatre companies like Oxfordshire theatre Company- Oxford, GYLPT- Greenwich, Flying Fish Theatre Company- Berlin etc. He has done plays for BBC worldwide and has been part of a collaboration with National Theatre, Mannheim/Germany. He has acted under the direction of various Indian and Foreign theatre luminaries and conducted workshops on various aspects of acting in England, Germany, France, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. He is on the selection panel of LAMDA in India as well as ‘Inlaks Theatre India Awards’ which is his brainchild.


He recently directed play ‘Paladin’ based on the best-selling book ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Dr. Paul Kalanithi.

He is widely known for his work on ‘Red Nose Clowning’ theatre form in India. In 2007, he established non-profit trust – Theatre Garage Project. The philosophy behind his work is ‘Finding something in nothing’.