Ashok Kamte was born on 23 February 1965 in a Maratha family. His schooling consisted of The Rajkumar College, Rajkot, and then the Kodaikanal International School for five years. He was an international scholarship recipient at Camp Rising Sun in 1980 and subsequently graduated with the Class of 1982. He completed his bachelorâ€™s degree from St. Xavierâ€™s College, Mumbai, graduating in 1985 and a post graduate degree in Arts from the St. Stephenâ€™s College, Delhi, 1985â€“87. An accomplished athlete, he represented India at the junior power-lifting championship in Peru in 1978.
- 1995: Special service medal- Anti-naxalite operations
- 1999: UN medal
- 1999: Videsh seva medal for UN service
- 2004: Awarded Director Generalâ€™s insignia
- 2005: Antarik Suraksha Padak for Anti-naxalite operations
- 2006: Police medal