Gautam Rode (born 14 August 1977) is an Indian television actor known for portraying the titular role in Saraswatichandra, Lucky and Suryaputra Karn.
Gautam Rode was born on 14 August 1977. His nickname is 'Gattu'. Earlier, Rode and his family used to stay in New Delhi, but later they shifted to Mumbai. Rode had to face many financial crises in Mumbai. Rode's father, Surendra Rode is a retired broker and his mother, Sangeeta Rode is a jewellery designer. Rode has an elder sister, Rashmi. Rode did his schooling from Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi. He completed his college from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
Rode made his debut to Indian television with the show Jahan Pyaar Mile on Zee TV. In 2000, he played episodic roles in TV shows such as Rishtey, Apna Apna Style and Thriller at 10. In 2002, he made his debut to Bollywood with the film Annarth co-starred Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and Preeti Jhangiani. He played the role of Inspector Sameer Deshmukh in this film. Taran Adarsh of entertainment portal of Bollywood Hungama wrote of his performance, "Newcomer Gautam Rode has good screen presence and impresses as an actor. He does very well in stunts." Annarth grossed ₹23.4 crore (US$3.3 million) domestically.