Ashok Amritraj

Ashok Amritraj

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Ashok Amritraj (; born February 22, 1956) is an Indian American film producer, professional tennis player, and chairman of Hyde Park Entertainment.

Career

Professional tennis

He is also a former tennis player and has represented India on an international level. Amritraj has played in every major tennis tournament during his nine-year career including Wimbeldon and the United States Open. His brothers, Vijay Amritraj and Anand Amritraj, are also tennis players.

Film production

Amritraj has produced over 100 films, including Jeans and Hollywood films such as Antitrust, Walking Tall, and Bringing Down the House, which starred Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Among his upcoming movies are projects based on Lee Falk's comic strip characters Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom. Amritraj is also making The Other End of the Line in collaboration with MGM Studios and India's Adlabs Ltd.

He has also produced a talent hunt programme for newcomers in the field of direction by the name of Gateway. The programme airs on SPIX channel.

Amritaj sat on the board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) for seven years. On Sunday, April 19, 2009, he and his wife Chitra were honored at a private ceremony held at MPTF's Wasserman Campus for their sponsorship of a residence at the Ray and Linda Stark Villa.

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