Wasiq Khan was born in the year 1975 in Delhi. He is an Indian art director and production designer. He is popular for his realism and has been a part of great movies like "The Girl in Yellow Boots" which was released in 2011, " Gangs of Wasseypur" which was released in 2012 and "Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela" which was released in 2013. He was born in the family of an engineer and grew up in Delhi. He joined Jamia Milia Islamia University in Delhi in 1996. There he met Samir Chanda while shooting the movie " Sardar", released in 1993, and he came to Mumbai to work with him but couldn’t reach him. He found out a job as a backdrop painter and later met Samir Chanda. Samir Chanda then hired Wasiq Khan to work as an assistant producer. They did movies like " Iruvar", "Hari-Bhari", and " Dil Se".

Wasiq under the guidance of Chanda learned realism from his films like " Rang De Basanti" and " Omkara". His debut came while Anurag Kashyap worked on the movie called "Last Train to Mahakali". Chanda talked to Anurag about Wasiq and helped Wasiq work as the production designer in the short film. He then worked in "Matrabhoomi" which was released in the year 2003. Kashyap was impressed by his work and asked him to work on directing his first film called " Paanch". Unfortunately, it didn’t get released. Wasiq then worked in movies like " Black Friday" , " No Smoking", " Gulaal" and " That Girl in Yellow Boots" from the year 2004-2010 with Anurag Kashyap. The film "Gangs of Wasseypur" which released in the year 2012, brought him popularity, and he never looked back from there. He also worked in thriller movies like "Taxi no. 9211" and " Aamir".

He also worked in an art movie called " Dharm" which got the National Award for Best Feature Film in the year 2007. He has also worked on romantic films like "Ladies vs. Ricky Bah"l , " Tanu Weds Manu" and "Ranjhaana". He worked with Salman Khan in the movie " Wanted" and " Dabangg" as well. He worked with Akshay Kumar in " Rowdy Rathore". Other movies added to his career are "Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela", "Bhootnath Returns" and " 21 Topon Ki Salami". In the year 2010, he worked on films " Tere Bin Laden" to create a scene of Pakistan in Mumbai, and in "Lamha", to create Kashmir in the film city, got him more recognition. He believes that his work needs to display realism and his ideas need to be original. He is going to reach great heights and become popular because of his creativity and hard work.

Aparna Raina Hindi Actress

Aparna Raina

Aparna Raina is a Mumbai based well-known art director and production designer in the Bollywood industry. In 2005, she worked as a production designer in the Saif Ali Khan starrer Being Cyrus for which she was nominated for the Filmfare for Best Art Director in 2007. In the year 2006, she worked in the Art Department for the Mira Nair directed Indian American Drama film The Namesake and Khosla ka Ghosla starring Anupam Kher. In 2008, she worked as a production designer for the romantic comedy Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na featuring star debuts of Imran Khan and Prateik Babbar. In 2010, she was associated with Akshay Kumar, Aditya Kapoor starrer Action Replay and working for TV Shows like 12/24 Carol Bagh. She worked with the YRF in the production of Dhoom Anthem in 2013. In 2014, Aparna worked as an art director in the Ashutosh Gowariker produced Telenovela Everest. She has won a National Film Award for best production design in 2015 for Nachom-in Kumpasar and an award for best Art direction for the same movie at the prestigious VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival in 2016 for "convincingly recreating spaces from a different era and with minute attention to detail'. In 2016, she was associated with multi starrer movie, Force 2 and worked as a production designer in Bank Chor and Poorna 2017. She has also worked in many advertisements including the most well-known Royal Stag advertisement with Shah Rukh Khan. In her portfolio, she mentions that she started her “journey as an art director” in the 1980s while helping her mother and sister rearrange the furniture in their house. She used this experience and her knack to understand people and their footprints to build a career for her. The space people inhabit enables one to piece together a story of its own, and it is in telling this story that she finds the most appealing. She also highlights that set decoration is one of the favorite parts of her job and many times she draws inspiration from her childhood memories while creating her sets. Some of her other work from 2011-2016 include production and set designing in TV Shows like Dekha Ek Khwaab, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Siyasat, Namkaran and Bade Bhaiya ki Dulhaniya marking her work across production channels.

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Prashant Bidkar

Prashant Bidkar is a famous production designer & art director belonging to the Marathi industry. He has also helmed the wheel as a Hindi-Art director in a few Bollywood films. Most of his works feature on apps like Como lo, where they fare well in different aspects such as rating, critics, box office, etc. Belonging to the Kolhapur film fraternity, he has scooped several prestigious awards alongside veteran actress Usha Naik. One of his most famous jobs came with ‘Ek Hazarchi Note,’ in 2014. The critics were so impressed by his talent that he won the coveted Special Jury Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He did so in 2014, in Goa; in his debut as an art-director. The movie didn’t do well at the box office, but was critically acclaimed by celebrities all across the country. His most recent role as a production designer came with the 2014 hit ‘The Fort,’ starring Subhash, Devadhar & Bhalerao in leading roles. Directed by Avinash Arun, the film created a huge buzz at the time of its release. 2014 turned out to be his most successful year. Other than ‘Ek Hazarchi Note,’ which starred Marathi veterans Usha Naik, Sandeep Pathak & Shrikant Yadav, ‘Salaam’ did considerably well too. His career began in 2011, & since then he has juggled the roles of art director & production designer side by side. The twenty-year-old celebrity has done a whole lot of movies which include ‘Deool,’ ‘Ek, Do,’ both of which came along in 2011. 2012 film ‘Masala’ witnessed a new surge in his career since he was involved with several A-listers on the job which allowed him to gain an experience that helped him go a long way in his career. His next came in 2013 with ‘Makara,’ which was a short film that met moderate reception. With 2014 turning out to be his most financial success year, works like ‘Killa’ were highly appreciated. After ‘The Fort,’ he has worked in ‘Azaad,’ a short film made in 2016. All the above movies outline his career as a production designer. His life as an art director started a little later, when he won the ‘Special Jury Award’ in 2014 for ‘Ek Hazarchi Note, that too in his debut as art-director, the industry was impressed by his raw talent & selected him to work for them. Since then, he worked on the sets of ‘Lathe Joshi’ & ‘7 Hours to Go’ in 2016. His latest gig came in ‘Chumbak,’ which is currently in its last phase of production. The youngster has wowed all industries as a whole on countless occasions. With new & exciting ventures set to release soon, his fans wait in excitement as the Maestro aims to impress them again.

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