Ashish Vidyarthi, a popular film and serial actor in south Indian and north Indian film industries. Most of his roles were negative and few were supporting. This well-built man created a space for his villain character and he presented the assigned characters at his best. This versatile actor acquired awards for his best acting in the school-age itself. He participated in many dramas, skits and heaped many accolades.
He started his career by acting in minor roles and got a break in “S.V Paranjpe serial”. He appeared in various regional language serials, especially in Hindi serial “Ghutan” in the 1990s was a hit. He started his film career as a supporting artist in Kannada film “Anand” with Shivraj Kumar. In the film Hijack, 1991, he associated with Suresh Gopi. Naajayaaz and Baazi are his breakthroughs in Hindi. As a villain, he presented many commercial masala fares. His most talking movies are Baba, as IPPO RAMASAMI with the Superstar Rajinikanth (Tamil), “CID Moosa” with Dileep (Malayalam), Ghilli& Azagiya Tamiz Magan with Thalapathi Vijay (Tamil), Pokkiri, and Athidhi with Mahesh Babu (Telegu).
He bagged Best Supporting Actor for the film “Drohkkal” from National Film Awards in 1995, Best Actor Award in Hindi for the film “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin” from Bengal Film Journalists' Association in 1996, Best Villain Award for “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin” from Star Screen Award in 1997, and again Best villain award for the film “Athanokkade”, Telugu, from Film Fare Award. He is listed as a No.1 Villain in South India along with his colleagues’ villain Mukhesh Rishi and Rahul. He acted more than 40 films in south Indian industry.