Born on 4th October, 1978 Honey Trehan is an established casting director in Bollywood movies. He has worked with many films of different genres and many of them have been successful too. He is also known for Assistant Directing under many notable Directors in Bollywood.
The Punjab born lad has an ever-growing film resume, and his works have always received appraisal from the industry insiders. He was the Casting Director in movies like Maqbool (2003), Matru Ki Bijli Ki Mandola (2013), Omkara (2005), Kaminey (2009), Mausam (2011),
(2014), Holiday (2014), Talvar (2015), and many more films. His collaboration with Vishal Bharadwaj is secret to none considering he has worked in almost most of the Vishal Bharadwaj movies. Most recently in this year he has worked in Bollywood films like Force 2,
and Junooniyaat. He is currently working in the upcoming Shahrukh Khan starrer Raees.
Since coming into the movie industry, the hardworking lad has established a foothold with his works. He went to Delhi and became a stage director and met Vishal Bharadwaj. That changed his life forever, he got a loop call from Vishal to join his crew and work with him on a film. He first worked as an assistant director but then later realised his talent of finding the right person for the right role and went on to become a casting director. His career in Bollywood has been a fruitful one where there has been a few bad choices but also some outstanding decisions and castings. He was the Chief Assistant Director for the 2002 released Hindi film The Web of
. In Kaminey he worked as the first assistant director and likewise in
The Blue Umbrella
and Sare 7 Phere. In movies like Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, Radio, 7 Khoon Maaf he was the associate director. Furthermore, in Dedh Ishqiya and Udta Punjab he was the Second Unit Director.
It is imperative for a casting director to know the characters of the movie and the preferences of the director to have the most suitable person to act out those roles or characters with absolute brilliance. Honey Trehan, is one such personality who has more often than not impressed critics and cine-goers with his outstanding castings. In the movie Kaminey he casted
Chandan Roy Sanyal
and Amol Gupte and introduced them to the audience with a bang. His eye for finding the right person for the right role has made him successful in the industry. In 2008 he acted in a short film called Rehman Sahan ko Phone Karna Hai where he played the role of a Travel Agent. For the movie Sare 7 Phere, he wrote down its lyrics. To sum up, Honey Trehan is India's one of the finest Casting Directors who is still making a mark with his talent in the industry after so many years..