One of the prominent faces in the industry of Bollywood is that of Kunal Kohli. He is a director, writer, producer as well as a chef by profession. Kunal’s mother’s name is Yash Kohli, who was a huge
Shashi Kapoor fan. Hence, she chose the name Kunal for her son, after Shashi Kapoor’s son, Kunal. Yash Kohli is always mistaken by people for Dev Anand’s nephew, Yash Kohli, who is a producer. Kunal tied the knot with Ravina Kohli, the director of the well-appreciated TV series, ‘Koffee with Karan’. She was also a part of Yash Raj TV. The duo, after their 12 years of marriage, adopted a baby girl. She has been named Radha by Kunal.
Kunal is famous for his film, ‘
Fanaa’, which released in 2006 and starred
Aamir Khan. He started his career in the late 1990’s as a show critic. He was also seen as a host for the Zee TV premiere, ‘Chalo Cinema’. He had directed nearly 24 videos, music based, before he started his career in the TV and film industry. Some of the music videos directed by him include the superhit ‘Mera Laung Gawacha’ by Bally Sagoo, ‘Jaana’ by Kamaal Khan, ‘Tere Bin Jeena Nahin’ by
Bali Brahmbhatt, ‘Jaane Kisne’ by
Shiamak Davar, as well as the famous ‘Bole Humse Kuch Na Gori’ by
Hema Sardesai. Kunal has also worked on the music video of ‘Yeh Hai Prem’, by Rajasri music, a composition for the Indian pop singer, Alisha Chinoy, and the model/actor, Milind Soman.
Kunal’s directorial debut was through the TV series, ‘Trikon’, starring
Anil Dhawan. Later, he worked for Yash Raj Films. His first project with them was in 2002 for the film, ‘
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!’ starring the great actor/dancer of Bollywood,
Hrithik Roshan, and the Bollywood beauties
Kareena Kapoor Khan and
Rani Mukerji. Next, he worked on the film, ‘
Hum Tum’, which was a Bollywood rom-com movie, starring
Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. This film won a total of five Filmfare titles, and Kunal was given the award for ‘Best Director’.
Kunal’s next work was with the famous actress Kajol, and the Bollywood star Aamir Khan, in 2006, in the film, ‘Fanaa’, for which Kajol won the ‘Best Actress’ Filmfare Award. Subsequently, in 2008 he wrote, co-produced as well as directed the movie starring Rani Mukerji, ‘
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic’, and in 2010, produced the movie, ‘
Break Ke Baad’, starring
Imran Khan and the big screen beauty, Deepika Padukone.
Kunal is also the proud owner of the production house, ‘Kunal Kohli Productions’. He did his acting debut in 2015 through the movie, ‘
Phir Se’, in the role opposite to
Jennifer Winget. Kunal has also been part of the judging panel for the TV premiere on Star Plus, ‘
Nach Baliye’, which was telecasted in the year of 2005.