Akash Khurana is an Indian actor, screenwriter, theatre artist and entrepreneur. He has a diverse and rich experience of nearly four decades in Theatre, Film, Television, Academics, and Corporate Affairs.
He is a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Rourkela with an MBA from XLRI, M Phil and Ph D from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He started his management career as an Executive with Tata Motors and later moved on to become the CEO and MD of Nimbus Communications.
He made his first screen appearance in Shyam Benegal’s Kalyug and went on to act in nearly 60 films such as ‘Ardh Satya’, ‘Saaransh’, ‘Naam’, ‘Beta’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Company’, and ‘Barfii’. He won the Nandi Award of Andhra Pradesh for playing the lead in the Telugu film ‘Dr. Ambedkar’.
He has also written over 20 screen plays, including ‘Aashiqui’ and ‘Baazigar’, the latter fetching him the Filmfare Award.
He was Editor of the theatre journal OVATION, and was recently the Artistic Advisor to the NCPA Repertory Theatre. He was also part of the think tank that helped Jennifer Kapoor launch the Prithvi Theatre Festival.
He has been a core member of Arpana, Motley, and Akvarious Productions, three of India’s foremost theatre companies.