Panchayat Elected Representatives
Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, working in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil film & Hindi. He has also worked in Indian television shows. He has also won two Filmfare Awards for Dushman and Sangharsh. He won these awards in the category Filmfare Awards in a negative role.
Rana is from Gadarwara dist. - Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh state. He spent his childhood in Gadarwara, where he finished his primary school. He used to play the role of Ravana in the local Ramleela productions.
He went to the National School of Drama, New Delhi and studied acting. He has done many plays with theatre guru Satyadev Dubey in Prithvi Theatre.
Ashutosh Rana is married to Renuka Shahane also a Bollywood actress. They have two sons Shauryaman and Satyendra. Neekhra is a fervent admirer of his Hindu Guru "Pandit Dev Prabhakar Shastri Ji" whom he calls "Dadda Ji". It was Dadda Ji who suggested to Rana to take up the acting career. When Rana was about to enter the field of acting, Dadda ji told him to go to Bombay and meet Mahesh Bhatt and take any project which starts with the letter "S". When Rana got an offer of Swabhimaan from Mahesh Bhatt, he didn't wait for a second and grabbed the opportunity.
He started his career with the television serial Swabhimaan, followed by serials like Farz, Sazish, Jax Kabhi, Waris and anchoring the TV show, Baazi Kiski. He also hosted Sarkaar Ki Duniya, a reality show which It took place on Mango Island in Karwar, Karnataka. Later, in 2010, he had acted in a Star Plus show Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha, where he played an extremely powerful negative role as Thakral. He had also played lead role in famous TV serial of Doordarshan, named Apradhi Koun.
Dalip Singh Rana (born 27 August 1972), better known by the ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian professional wrestler, promoter and actor.
A professional wrestler since 2000, Rana was most notably with WWE from 2006 to 2014 where he performed under the name of "The Great Khali". After becoming WWE's World Heavyweight Champion in July 2007, he became the first Indian world champion in WWE history.
Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, he was an officer for the Punjab state police. He has appeared in four Hollywood films, two Bollywood films and several television shows.
Rana was born to Jwala Ram and his wife Tandi Devi in a Punjabi Hindu family of the Dhiraina village of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.
Being one of the seven siblings of a poor family, he had to do odd jobs to make ends meet and suffers from acromegaly, which among other effects causes gigantism and chin protrusion. When Rana was serving as a security guard in Shimla, he caught the eye of a police officer from the neighboring State of Punjab that—having previously helped several employees of Punjab Police to become international sportspersons—got him induced in the Punjab Police in 1993, and (though Rana was reluctant to leave Himachal Pradesh, his brother was also offered a job in the Punjab Police) once he landed in Punjab's Jalandhar, Rana trained in the local gyms to become a wrestler and soon he got selected for specialized wrestling training in the United States.
Paliwal thought of linking trees to the birth of the girl child after the panchayat's efforts to curb the felling of trees failed. Doing so helped save both, the trees as well as the girl child.
Shyam Sunder Paliwal was just elected sarpanch of Piplantri village, 10 kilometres away from the Rajasamand headquarters in 2005, when he lost his daughter Kiran, 17, to dehydration and heat stroke. The tragedy gave him a new perspective on how to save the girl child. He decided to plant 111 saplings at the birth of each girl in the village. With an average of 50 girls born in a year, close to 300,000 trees have come up in a decade. The birth of a daughter has become an occasion for community celebration. Saplings came from different sources, such as the government's greening schemes, corporate social responsibility initiatives and even donations. To give the girls a sense of ownership, he asked them to tie a rakhi to the saplings. Gradually, he made tending to the trees a source of employment, including under MNREGA.
Simultaneously, he motivated the families of girl children to create a fixed deposit of Rs 10,000 to which he would add Rs 21,000 raised through the village panchayat and other prominent persons. The efforts that he began became part of the system and continue even after he ceased to be sarpanch in 2010. "We all support this because it is very good for our society and environment,'' says Suresh Bheel, the new sarpanch of the village. This year, the village panchayat has opened 45 fixed deposits for the girls. The girls get the money only once they turn 21 and are not married before that, thus pre-empting child or teen marriages.