Eeshwar Nivas

Other names of Eeshwar Nivas: E Niwas
Birthday: 01-01-1970
Age: 49
Star sign: Aquarius

Eshwar Niwas is no ordinary director. He got national award for Shool and second film Love Ke liye Kuch bhi karega too scored in box office. He hails from a small village called Anahtpur in Andhra Pradesh. He lost his father when he was three. E Niwas was in love with cinema always since his childhood days. Even he would pay for cinema ticket with school fees. He was indeed a biggest movie buff! His favourite actor was Chiranjeevi and he used to bunk school even to watch his movies. E Niwas wanted to join film industry at an early age. After completing films, he used to meet often people connected to film world, technicians, cinematographers and even technicians. He could not yet get a break in cinema. Fortunately, he met Ram Gopal Varma and begged him for a job. Ram Gopal interviewed him and gave him break as an assistant director. His first work was in RGV’s film Antam. In order to pursue his career, he left his home and came to Hyderabad and stayed in the studio itself. E Niwas joined as 12th assistant director to RGM and got salary of Rs2,000 per month. It was when RGV was planning Prema Katha(Telugu), E Niwas got a break! At the age of 23, E Niwas directed his first film Shool, which had Manoj Bajpai and Ravenne Tanon in lead roles. As a producer, he made My Name is Anthony Gonslave. His earlier film Dum failed in box office. He did also commercial films with Shah Rukh Khan for Videocon company. His editing in Rangeela was so impressive, that the film received critical acclaim. He has married Priyanka, a Bangalore based girl. He owes his success to Ram Gopal Varma and considers him as guru and guide in cinema. Though he could not sustain the magic of Shool but yet his contribution to Indian cinema can not go neglected. He is the youngest director perhaps in Tollywood, who got break at age of 16. Love ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega received great reviews and was superhit at box office.

Devashish Makhija Hindi Actor

Devashish Makhija

Devashish Makhija is a Bollywood filmmaker, graphic artist, poet, screenwriter, and a fiction writer. He is known for the film Oonga, which he wrote and directed. He has published more than forty-nine short stories and worked as the chief assistant on the YRF movie Bunty Aur Babli. Devashish was born and grew up in Kolkata. He lived in Park Circus around the fringes for 24 years. He studied at Kolkata’s Don Bosco High School. He completed his graduation at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata in Economics. He wasn't much into movies and spent more time reading and listening to music or practicing Art. He couldn't let his imagination flow free while watching a movie. Reading a book gave his imagination a flight. But he soon realized that working for films would mean a package of choreography, writing, music creation, visualization, basically everything he wanted to do. Movies were the only medium that could allow a simultaneous use of all his hobbies. On 6 December 1992, around the Babri Masjid Incident, he was living in a Hindu Building. Their entire slum had mostly Muslims. That night, the Muslims attacked his family, and he almost got killed. Armed men climbed his building on ladders. He and his mother were alone at home. In the end, an Air Force monitoring Vehicle on the rounds saw the commotion and saved their lives. Most of his early life he spent writing and static visual. When he took to movies, his writing became based on visuals rather than dialogues. He could express more through Silent Action. He advertised with Mudra Kolkata and McCann Erickson after completing his graduation. Soon, he left for Mumbai to fulfill his dream. In Mumbai, he was in a tiny place in an urban area behind Film city. He used to design houses and make contacts. He somehow got a book that had the contacts of almost all filmmakers and producers. He started calling them daily and begged them to meet him. Soon he got his break as an assistant director and researcher on Black Friday. It was Anurag Kashyap's directional debut and released in 2004. The movie got critical acclaim, and his career got the start he needed. He roughly earned Rs 6000 a month. He feels his work was quite satisfying. It was like his film school as he learned a lot from the experience. He went on to work for Shaad Ali in Bunty Aur Babli. He was the chief assistant director of the blockbuster and continued the job in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The movie's first schedule in 2005 got shelved. Pretty soon, Aditya Chopra and Jaideep Sahni asked him to direct and write an animation movie. Yash Raj was tying up with Disney and Aditya felt that he would be ideal for the job. The opening movie on the project was Roadside Romeo, which flopped. Devashish was not a part of the plan. Devashish was working on their second project, which got canceled just one year before its release, due to Roadside Romeo's failure. He wrote Doga for Anurag, which again, didn't happen. In 2008, he directed as well as wrote two short films called Rahim Murge Pe Mat Ro and El'ayichi. The first one released in 2008, starring Piyush Mishra and the second one in 2015 where Divyendu Sharma and Nimrat Kaur played lead roles. Both got acclaimed, and El'ayichi got selected among the five short films to be screened at the first edition of terribly tiny talkies. Devashish's first film as a director was Oonga in 2013. Its cast consisted of Nandita Das, Salim Kumar, Raju Singh and Seema Biswas. In 2013, the movie premiered at New York Indian Film Festival. At the 5th Mumbai Festiva, it got screened in the India Gold competition section. In 2014, it went on to create records by getting a screening at Florence Indian Film Festival and participating in the International Film Festival organized in Kerala. Devashish ‘s first project as a graphical poet is Occupying Silence in 2008. He authored Children's books for Tulika Publishers which became a bestseller. These included Why Paploo Was Perplexed and When Ali Became Bajrangbali. In 2015, his collection of fort- nine short stories got published by Harper Collins. He was finally getting what he wanted. He feels he is fortunate, even though his other creatives didn't work out. He has two bestselling books, one solo art show and a compilation of poetry. His short films Taandav and Absent are set to release in 2016.


Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao was born in the year 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is a filmmaker, animator and theatre artist. She was brought up in Mumbai only. In 1994, the director pursued her graduation in fine arts from Mumbai’s Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art. Her maiden direction was an animated short film titled Printed Rainbow. It was released in 2006. The short film was a huge success and won several prestigious awards. In the Cannes Film Festival 2006, Gitanjali’s film won the Kodak Short Film Award, Young Critics Award and the Small Golden Rail Award for this short film. At the Mumbai International Film Festival as well, the film was well-appreciated and was honoured with the Golden Conch in the Best Animation Movie category. Gitanjali’s next directorial venture was 2013-release Shorts. The movie comprised of five short films, one of which was directed by Rao. Renowned director Anurag Kashyap and Guneet Monga produced the film. Shorts were appreciated for its unique concept. The other directors who collaborated with her on this movie were Anubhuti Kashyap, Vasan Bala, Neeraj Ghaywan and Shlok Sharma. The same year she made another short film titled Chai, which went unnoticed. In the year 2014, Gitanjali made another animated short film of the name True Love Story. She wrote and produced the film as well. The movie was 19 minutes long. It was a silent film. The film was set in the locals of the Mumbai city, which depicts the story of how a flower seller falls for a bar dancer. The movie managed to create ripples both in the domestic as well as international film festival circuit. At the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2014, it was honoured with the Golden Conch Award in the Best Animation Film category. The same year, the movie was among the ten short films that were chosen for the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival in France. Orange is another award winning work animated, directed and produced by her. Other than being a talented animator and director, Rao also devotes time to judging various festivals. She was on the panel of the Critics’ Week jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2011. Gitanjali has worked on many popular TV commercials that have won several awards. She is currently associated with the Los Angeles’ Acme Film Works. She conducts presentations and workshops to teach filmmaking and animation. Currently, the filmmaker is gearing up for another short film and two animated full-length movies.

Gitanjali Rao Hindi Actress