Birthday: 28-08-1961
Age: 57
Star sign: Virgo
The movie Aashiqui (1990) brought name and fame to numerous people in the Indian film industry, and Deepak Tijori was one of them. A former actor and presently a director, Deepak Tijori was on 28th of August 1961, in Mumbai. He completed his graduation from Narsee Monjee College, which is in Mumbai itself. Along with his graduation, Deepak also completed his course in acting by joining a part-time theatre group. Interestingly, some of the other members of the same group were Paresh Rawal, Aamir Khan, Vipul Shah, and Ashutosh Gowarikar. After being influenced by one of his closest friends, Deepak decided to start his career in acting.

The initial journey was filled with struggle for Deepak Tijori. Before tasting huge success with Aashiqui in 1990, he played minor roles in movies like Tera Naam Mera Naam (1988) and Main Tera Dushman (1989). The success helped him to bag good roles in big movies, and as a result, he grabbed some major movies like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin and Sadak. In 1992, Deepak Tijori worked with Akshay Kumar in the thriller ‘Khiladi’, which was also a huge hit.

After Aashiqui, the next movie that provided Deepak Tijori’s career a huge boost was the sports drama ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’, in which he played the character of Shekhar Malhotra. He made his directorial debut in the year 2003, through the movie ‘Oops’. He was also one of the housemates in the popular reality TV show Big Boss (2006). Shivani Tijori is her wife, and she is a fashion designer.
David Dhawan Hindi Actor

David Dhawan

Born on 16th of August 1955, David Dhawan has always been considered one of the finest Indian film directors. Mostly known for his comedy movies, he and actor Govinda shared a very strong professional relationship, which still continues. David Dhawan completed his higher studies from the FTII, Pune (Film and Television Institute of India). He was born in Jalandhar, which is in Punjab. However, as his father got transferred to Kanpur, David Dhawan also had to move to Kanpur, where he completed his 12th standard from the Christ Church College.Though David Dhawan initially wanted to be an actor, but later he dropped the plan only to become an editor. After taking editing as his option, he slowly got into directing movies.  Hs first breakthrough came in the form of “Aakhen”. This movie turned out to be quite a huge hit, which starred Govinda as well as Chunkey Pandy. In the year 2007, David Dhawan delivered on of the biggest blockbusters in the Indian film industry. Well, we are talking about the movie ‘Partner’. It features both Salman Khan and Govinda in the lead performance.In between Aakhen and Partner, the combination of David Dhawan and Govinda delivered numerous successes, such as- Shola aur Shabnam, Raja Babu, Coolie. No 1, Sajan Chale Sasuraal, Deewana Mastana, Hero no. 1, Kunwara, and many more. Karuna Chopra is the wife of David Dhawan and he has two sons- Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan. If you want to get a taste of Indian comedy movies then David Dhawan’s films can be the right choices.

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Homi Wadia

Homi Wadia was an Indian filmmaker who often made fantasy films that appealed to both children and adults depending upon the particular film. His fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary events that are unlikely to occur in real life. He took help of Western technicians to make his films the most bizarre and imaginary, invented imaginary worlds, fairy tale settings, or other whimsical locales to entertain the audiences. Such films are ‘Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag’, ‘Hunterwali’, ‘Zabak’, ‘Hatim Tai’, ‘Alibaba And 40 Thieves’, ‘Shri Ganesh Mahima ‘, etc. Homi Wadia was also a great explorer of stunt movies and had given scope to talents like Prithviraj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar,  P C Barua, Nadira, K L Saigal, Meena Kumari, Jairaj etc. He was the co-founder of ‘Wadia Movietone’ productions in 1933. It is J B H Wadia who had founded ‘Wadia Movietone’ with his brother Homi, but when JBH wanted to make some socials, documentary and newsreels, Homi established his production house Basant Pictures in 1942. Homi Wadia’s Basant Pictures made 152 films, most of them mythological between 1942 to 1982 from its base Chembur( Mumbai). Homi directed some, and others including Babubhai Mistri directed some. They made many A-grade, B-grade and even C-grade films too. Homi also directed starring Mary Evans, better known as ‘fearless Nadia’, later his wife. He was born on May 18, 1911, in Surat, Gujarat. Homi Wadia is perhaps the oldest filmmaker of our country, who started as a cinematographer in 1993 and subsequently became producer and director. As a director, he had directed 40 films. He had a successful career over five decades. He closed his own studio Basant Studio in 1981 and decided to quit filmmaking. He died on December 10, 2004, in Mumbai.

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