Ashok Banthia was born in the beautiful city of Udaipur in the colorful state of Rajasthan. He had always seen himself working in the field of acting and, therefore, had prepared himself from the very start. He took a lot of training and education in this arena and came out to be a very powerful personality.
Ashok, at first, did a Diploma in the field of theater and dramatics from Chandigarh’s Punjab University. He then came down to Delhi and did a course from the very prestigious college of Dramatics named National School of Drama. He had gained a lot of confidence in himself and his talents by now. After this, he went out of India to pursue his training further and enrolled himself in a course for direction in a prestigious institute in Sydney named National Institute of Dramatics Arts.
Ashok went on to work with some famous names not just in India but also outside of it. He played Nawab Pataudi Senior, an Indian Cricketer for Kennedy Miller in the serial Bodyline and did his role with full conviction and zeal. He also made an appearance in an English Movie, which was directed by Peter Morhan, and the name of this critically acclaimed film is The Peacock Spring. He didn't just confine himself to English Cinema and explored himself by expanding his reigns to French Cinema too. Ashok worked in a film named Indian Orchid, which was made by the French Cinema industry.
Ashok was seen in various famous movies in the Hindi film industry including Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, which later went on to become a cult movie, Khoobsoorat, etc. He did not restrain from working in various theatrical pieces and also in several Hindi Television shows including the very famous
Balika Vadhu that airs in Colors channel and also in Mahadev etc.
Ashok feels that the youth of India should watch all kinds of good movies irrespective of the star cast.