Birthday: 19-08-1940
Age: 78
Star sign: Virgo
Born on 19 August 1940, Govind Nihalani hails from Karachi. He is a multi-faceted personality; he is a director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer and works for Hindi cinema. He is the proud winner of six National Awards and five awards at Filmfare. He had penned the script for a Hindi film Drohkaal in 1996, which was later modified by Kamal Haasan for a Tamil film Kurithipunal. This film went on to become the official entry of India for the Academy Awards. Nihalani cultivated interest in Hindi films since his school days. Aakrosh is the directorial debut film of Nihalani. This film revolves around a real happening. Om Puri, Smita Patel, Naseerudin Shah and Amrish Puri are the star cast of the film. This film gained recognition at the International Film Festival. Through this film Nihalani was considered to be a serious filmmaker. Later he directed Ardh Satya which was critically acclaimed for its hard-hitting theme. Nihalani not only directed but also cinematography some good films including Kalyug, Ardh Satya and Vijeta. With such films to his credit Nihalani’s career skyrocketed. Nihalani started his career as a cinematographer. In fact, he holds a graduation in cinematography. Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah are seen in most of his films. The characters in his films are disturbed. Cinematography in his films is handled by himself. He had a stint with the television medium and also worked in advertisements and documentaries. Human emotions are expertly captured by Nihalani. Party, Aghaat, Droh Kaal , Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa and Dev(2004 film) are some of the outstanding films that Nihalani worked in. Thakshak, Nihalani’s trial at commercial cinema, didn’t live up to the standards that he already set. Nihalani is reputed for hitting the bull’s eyes through his social films. Hindi films require more professionals like Nihalani.
Goldie Behl Hindi Actor

Goldie Behl

Born in 23rd February 1969, Goldie Behl is an Indian director. He completed his education in Rajasthan. His father Ramesh Behl is a famous director. Goldie’s sibling Shristi Arya has worked with him in producing many films. Since Goldie Behl’s family is rooted to cinema, he had a smooth welcome. Goldie Behl was always interested in taking up films as his career and his family supported him in achieving his goal. Goldie Behl aimed at making good movies with decent script. Goldie is also one of the individuals instrumental in the foundation of Rose Audio Visuals. Several shows including Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Lipstick and Remix were released by Rose Audio Visuals. His directorial debut was with the film Bas Itna Kwab Hai (2005) starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and Sushmita Sen. This film didn’t do quite well at the box office. Goldie’s another film named Drona, which is of the genre fantasy adventure, was released during the year 2008. It had Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan sharing screenspace. Golden had penned the story of the film by himself and the film received a lukewarm response at the box office. Some of the films that he had co-produced are I, Me Aur Mein, Angaarey and London, Paris, New York . Goldie Behl has directed only 5 films till date and his potential as a director is yet to be seen. He is the co-producer of the television series 'Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara' and 'Reporters' which were aired on Zee TV. He was away from Bollywood for some time and if sources are to be believed he planned to make collaboration with Bhushan Kumar for a new film. In his personal front Goldie is married to Bollywood beauty Sonali Bendre; they have a son named Ranveer. Both are married happily for more than a decade. He is also the close friend of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan.

Previous

OTHER DIRECTORS