Kundan Shah is an Indian director and scriptwriter known for his comedy cults such as the film “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and the television series “ Nukkad.” He obtained his Diploma in 1976 from the “Film and Television Institute of India” (FTII) in Pune, in direction. He started assisting Saeed Mirza on the sets of Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai in 1980 and the following year he also assisted Robin Dharamraj in “Chakra.” Shah also created a documentary titled Vision of the Blind, for the Films Division of India, in ’81.

However, his breakthrough in the industry arrived in the name of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” which was his directorial debut and co-wrote the film alongside Satish Kaushik. Even though the movie did not gross much at the Box Office, it was considered to be one of the top comedy cults in India and introduced satires to the country. He received ‘The Indira Gandhi Award’ for Best Film in ’83. Shah, later on, moved into television, co-directing popular sitcom “ Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi” which aired in August 1984.

He also partnered Saeed Mirza and Aziz Mirza in establishing ISKRA. Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah also worked together on their next project, a sitcom based on the life of street youngsters titled “Nukkad”. He also went on to direct the comedy “ Manoranjan” and R.K.Laxman adaptation based Wagle Ki Duniya, Circus, and Intezaar. The following years, Shah served a sabbatical for seven years. In the year 1993, he made his comeback into the cinemas with “ Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa” starring Shah Rukh Khan and whose screenplay was written by Shah.

He also was presented with the “Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Movie” and Shah was the first ever filmmaker recipient of that award. He also directed Kya Kehna, released in the millennium and marked the debut of the elegant Preity Zinta and also starred Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh. “Hum Toh Mohabbat Karega” and “ Ek Se Badhkar Ek” saw him on the director’s chair, but failed to achieve much success. In 2005 deviating from his usual choices, Shah went on to create his critically acclaimed “Teen Behnein.”

Kunaal Roy Kapur Hindi Actor

Kunaal Roy Kapur

Kunaal Roy Kapur is an Indian director and actor known for movies such as Delhi Belly, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Nautanki Saala. He is the grandson of producer G.Rakesh and the brother of the well known Siddharth and Aditya Roy Kapur. He completed his schooling from G.D.Somani Memorial School in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. The name of “Roy” was given by his paternal grandparents, who had a store under the name of “Roy Brothers” when they used to reside at Lahore. Ever since the age of 13, Kunaal was an active participant of children’s theater plays. He also assisted Boman Irani on Photography assignments since the latter was initially a photographer by profession. The two have also co-acted in the 1996 play “I’m not Bajirao”. Kunaal also worked with drama greats Alyque Padamsee and Aamir Raza Husain. During the same year, he was introduced to the television world in Sony Entertainment’s “Just Mohabbat”. Kunaal also made a brief appearance in the 2007 movie “Lions of Punjab Presents” which also featured Shabana Azmi and Ishita Sharma. 2007 marked another appearance for him in the “Panga Na Lo”. He also directed a play titled “The President Is Coming” which was his debut in that category. Kunaal also adapted a play based on the same movie, which was his first ever film, released in the year 2009 featuring Shehnaz Patel and Konkona Sen Sharma as the protagonists. In the same year, he also featured in the British-Indian comedy series “Mumbai Calling” as a call center operator in roughly six episodes. In the year 2011, he was cast alongside Imran Khan and Vir Das in Delhi Belly, which was produced by Aamir Khan. Kapur also played brief roles in Nautanki Saala and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013. Prabhu Deva also offered Kapur a part, in his recent action flick Action Jackson. Kunaal got married to his childhood sweetheart Shayotni Salvi in 2005, and the couples have two children.

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Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt created a niche for himself as a screenplay, writers and even director as his movies dealt with emotion, pain, sufferings, exploitation and even trauma that was not very regular in arts or commercial cinema. His films always had focused women empowerment( Arth, Kaash, Sir, etc.). Arth and “Saaransh; remains his best film till date. His film story was mostly inspired from his own life.  For instance, Smita Patil’s character in Arth was inspired from his relationship with Parveen Babi. His films “Janam” and “Naam” also had depicted his personal feelings of being born as an illegitimate child. He was born on September 20, 1948 to Hindu father (Nanabhai Bhatt) and Muslim mother(Shirin Mohammed Ali). His father had another family.  Bhatt always found his mother as a driving force in life, and he wanted to earn for the sake of her only. When he received his first salary, he had handed it over to his mother. He met for first-time film director Raj Khosla and became his assistant. When he was young, he was dating Lorraine Bright (Kiran Bhatt), whom he married later and Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt are his children from his first wedlock.  His film 'Aashiqui' was a tale of Mahesh Bhatt and Lorraine Bright. Later, he met Parveen Babi and their affair was a reason for Kiran to part from him. Soon after divorcing with Kiran, he married Soni Razdan, an actress and had two children, Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt entered that film industry at an age of 21, but he got noticed with Arth. Later he made art films like “Saaransh” in 1984 which was screened in an international film festival. After marking few good films like Daddy and Awargi, he made commercial films like Aashiqui”(1990), “Dil Hain Ki Manta Nahin”(1991), “Sadak” (1991).. He made an exit as a director after “Kartoos” was released. Later he took to screenwriting and had written screenplays for commercial films like Raaz, Jism 1 & Jism-2, Murder-1, Murder-2 and Murder-3 etc. he also made a film on Parveen Babi’s life and it was a tribute to her whom he had been dating to become a director in his life. Besides film, he also has also entered the world of theater.

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Mahesh Bhatt Hindi Actor