Ashish Vidyarthi

Brilliant Multilingual Actor | Entrepreneur


Ashish Vidyarthi is a versatile and award-winning veteran Bollywood actor known for working in multiple language films, including Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam & Telugu cinema. He is primarily known for his antagonist characters.

A talented and multilingual performer, Ashish has acted in over 200 films across 12 different languages over the 25 years of his acting career. After a successful theatre career, he first came into the limelight on television in the comedy series Hum Panchi Ek Chawl Ke

After a few minor roles in films, he finally got his break in Naajayaz and Baazi in 1995. Ever since, he has acted in many films, including Begum Jaan (2017), Barfi!' (2012), LOC Kargil (2003), Major Saab (1998), and Ziddi (1997), among others. 

Ashish founded 'Avid Miner Conversations', his entrepreneurial venture. The company helps organisations with their needs and challenges by curating customised out-of-the-box modules. Performative storytelling and conversational tools are used for effective personal and professional development.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Ashish received the National Film Award for the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his film Drohkaal in 1995. In 2005 he received the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Villain– Telugu’, for Athanokkade, apart from other awards and nominations.

The Government of India awarded her the ‘Padma Shri’ in 2014 for her contribution to the arts.


Ashish brings his fascinating screen presence to a highly motivational, engaging and interactive talk. In his sessions, which he lovingly calls ‘conversations’, Ashish uses storytelling skills to inspire positivity and creativity and unleash the inner potential of the audience.

For the past five years, Ashish has held workshops for major companies such as Wipro, Voltas, Exim Bank, Airtel, HSBC and Accenture. He speaks on a diverse range of topics, from building resilient teams to the purpose of innovation. His sessions are packed with humour and anecdotes from his own life.

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