Guru Dutt

Other names of Guru Dutt: Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
Born on 9th July 1925, Guru Dutt was an Indian actor, producer and director. His original name is Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone. Pyaasa, Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam, Kaagaz ke Phool and Chaudvin Ka Chand were some of his memorable films. In fact, Kaagaz ke Phool and Pyaasa are considered as best films of all time by a leading magazine (Kaagaz Ke Phool was a flop and Guru Dutt who worked very hard for it gave up direction ever since). Guru Dutt is included in the list of all-time best film directors. Also, CNN credited him as one of the top 25 Asian actors during the year 2010.

Artistic films are Guru Dutt’s forte. Most of the works that he did during the later stages had a passionate fan base. When his films are released again in theaters, they receive good response even in foreign countries. 

Since Guru Dutt was influenced by the Bengali culture, he added the surname Dutt. Though Bengali is not his mother tongue, he became fluent in it. Guru Dutt started his career as a telephone operator, but he was not interested in the same. Later he worked under a contract with Prabhat Film Company and Studio in Pune and this is where, he got the life-long friendship of Dev Anand and Rehman.

Guru Dutt started his acting career in a minute role in the film Chand (1944) where he enacted the role of Shri Krishna. Later he worked as assistant director and choreographer in few films. When Guru Dutt was unemployed for some time he developed a passion for writing and wrote “Pyaasa”.

The film “Baazi” which starred Dev Anand and directed by Guru Dutt was a hit and considered to be a trend setter for forthcoming crime movies. Dutt took up acting with the film Baaz in which he acted as well as directed. But this film was an average grosser and Guru Dutt came to limelight only with the film Aar-Paar in 1954. After quitting direction Dutt didn’t forsake production and acting.

Gurudutt may have worked only in 50 films, but his films are still viewed with regard for their artistic flavor. There is no doubt that Guru Dutt is a genius, but his death is indeed a tragedy since he reportedly died of overdose of pills, at the age of 39. Though Guru Dutt died very early, he would always be considered as one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema.
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Akashdeep Sabir

Akash Deep Sabir is an Indian actor, director, producer, technician and writer. He could be said to be the “all-in-all” in the bustling Bollywood film and television industry. He has been part of eight films as an actor, (‘Zulm Hi Zulm’, ‘WaqtKaBadshah’, ‘Deewana’, ‘EkAdmi’, ‘Gulati Ki Zanjeerein’, ‘ZindaLaash’, ‘Babul’, ‘Atyachar’), and done about six films/ TV serials as a director. The films and television series that he has directed have gained prominence over time someway or other. As a producer, he has completed three projects (‘Santa Banta’, ‘Bhoot Aaya’, ‘Miss 420’). He has helped with the technical aspects of filmmaking in two projects, namely ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’ and ‘Yadein’. He has also been fortunate to write a script of his own- ‘Santa Banta’. It would be near impossible to find a more versatile figure than Akash Deep Sabir in the Hindi film/television industry. Starting out as a young actor, he surprised himself by turning it all around and directing, producing and even writing scripts. This list just goes on to prove how extremely skilled he is, and also the fact that how much of a valuable and priceless asset he is. He has stunned everyone in the industry by undertaking these roles. He did not just focus on films, but also TV serials and documentaries. When Akashdeep stepped into the glamorous film industry, little did he know that he would turn to become so successful. He was able to achieve his dreams only due to sheer determination and hard work. He never stopped at anything, never rested till he was able to capture what he had in mind, thereby becoming the greatest filmmakers of all time. This remarkably talented and successful film-maker is married to one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood – Sheeba Akashdeep. They form an incredible couple, mixed with talent.

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Jaideep Chopra

Jaideep Chopra is an Indian film director, producer, and writer. He was born on 28th December 1971. At present, he lives in Mumbai of Maharashtra. He completed his schooling in New Delhi. For pursuing engineering, he went to Mumbai. In Mumbai, he was attracted to Bollywood. He wanted to work for Bollywood from his young age but could not go ahead. After engineering, he started his small scale manufacturing unit. Within the short span of six years, the company supplied all kinds of electrical products ranging from doorbells to cell chargers. Then he entered into telecommunication industry. He was one of the pioneers to get Chinese mobiles to India. They were inexpensive phones which attracted large masses.    After partnering with Chinese brand G’ Five, he made the G’Five company as the second best-selling brand in India in 2010 with his practical and brilliant business strategies. Because of this assignment, he became the vice president of G’Five International. In 2012-13, he made a movie titled Maazii. It is his first film. He was both producer and director of this film. The meaning of the movie title is “the past” in Urdu. The genre of the movie is a thriller . The movie was widely appreciated and won many critical acclaims. Jaideep Chopra also won many awards for Best Independent Film 2013 in IBN LIVE Film Awards, Honorable Mention in Foreign Film Category of Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles 2014, Award of Merit in Foreign Independent Film Category of Indie Film Fest California 2014, etc. At present, he is making a new film titled ‘2016 The End’. The film is scheduled to release on Dec 3rd, 2016. It has a tagline as ‘What would you do if the world ends in seven days?’

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