Ashutosh Rana is an Indian actor working in the Bollywood and Tollywood film industries.
Ashutosh Rana is from Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh, which is also known as the city of Osho. There he was known as Ashutosh Neekhra. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the city Ramleela Nautanki. He is married to Renuka Shahane, also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons named Shauryaman and Satyendra.
He is known as Jeeva in the South Indian Film Industry. He started his career with the popular TV serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like, Farz, Sazish, Kabhi Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski. He also played the role of Sarkaar in Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show.
He made his debut in the 1995 tele-serial Swabhimaan. He became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman where he played a cold blooded murderer and psychopath killer. He is mostly given roles of antagonists in movies, particularly that of a killer. He has acted in South Indian films, and is known as “Jeeva” in the South Indian Film Industry.