Birthday: 12-03-1968
Age: 51
Star sign: Aries
Neeraj is an actor, trainer and director. He was trained in the styles of traditional martial arts. He is also a trained dancer. He has participated in various workshops conducted by the National School of Drama located in Delhi, Andrei Curti of France, Andrew Tsubaki, Bill Evaans and various others. He completed the Film ‘Appreciation Course’ from ‘The Film and Television Institute’, India. He also has a ‘Diploma in Communication Arts’ (Filmmaking) from ‘Xavier Institute of Communication’. He has conducted research in areas like breathing techniques, mind and body mechanisms, theatre and world cinema. He tries to share this research with other people through theatre and other workshops, which he conducts in various cities throughout India. His acting career started in 1997 in Mumbai. He has performed in plays written by various famous personalities. He acted as ‘Banquo’, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as ‘Hamlet’ written by ‘ Tom Stoppard’ ,as ‘Sganarelle’ by ‘Moliere’, as ‘Harlequin’ in “The World of Harlequin” by ‘Marivaux’, as ‘Gurov’ in “The Lady with the Dog” by ‘Anton Chekhov’, as ‘King Herod’ in Oscar Wilde’s “Herod the Great”, as George Tesman in “HeddaGabler” by Ibsen amongst various others. He was also selected to play the lead in a production, which was directed by ‘Jean Jacques Bellot’ from France. He was also selected by ‘Rene Migliaccio’ from USA to play a major role in a Marivaux play, which was performed in Mumbai. He played the lead role in the 1997 movie “The Last Vision” which was directed by Mr.A.K.Bir, who won a national award in 1998 and also made it to the competition section of Cairo, Singapore and Delhi Film Festivals. Neeraj Kabi has played a few movie roles as well, which include “ Ship of Theseus” directed by Anand Gandhi, “ Monsoon Shootout” directed by Dibakar Banerjee and is now playing the role of the Antagonist in “ Detective Byomkesh Bakshy”.
Neeraj Ghaywan Hindi Actor

Neeraj Ghaywan

Neeraj Ghaywan is a director who was born and raised in Hyderabad. He finished his engineering and went on to pursue MBA. He was always interested in watching movie but his interest towards filmmaking grew after listening to Samar Nakhate’s lecture who was a professor of ‘FTII- Film& Technology Institute’, India. After finishing his MBA, he was placed in Tech Mahindra. From there, he moved to the marketing department of Hindustan Times. During his time there, he started following “Passion for Cinema” blog and writing forum posts here.This is where he met other like-minded people like Anurag Kashyap and now he is the editor of the blog. Since he liked the movies made by UTV Pictures, he applied for the post of UTV Spot boy. But he ended up being recruited into the digital marketing team of UTV New Media. Though the job offered him good money, he felt like being burnt out and that the job offered him no satisfaction. After consulting with Anurag Kashyap, he quit his job and took a complete leap into the world of filmmaking and joined Anurag Kashyap and spent the next 2 and a half years working on “Gangs of Wasseypur”.Neeraj stated that “Gangs of Wasseypur” has helped him learn a lot about direction. Neeraj directed Shorts in 2013 and “Masaan” in 2015. He also worked as a second unit director for Anurag Kashyap’s “Ugly(2013)”. “Masaan” won two awards “FIPRESCI” (International Federation of Film Critics) and “Promising Future award” at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ held at Cannes,France. He also directed short films like “Shor” in 2011 and “Epiphany” in 2013. Neeraj’s inspirations include Satyajit Ray, Shekhar Kapoor, Michael Haneke and Dardenne brothers.Neeraj has acknowledged Anurag Kashyap as his mentor when it comes to filmmaking. He said that the road from quitting his corporate job 2 years ago and winning 2 international awards was only possible due to Anurag Kashyap. Neeraj after this grand success is on cloud nine and we can’t wait for the release of “Masaan” on 24th July in India.


Raman Kumar

Raman Kumar’s talent needs no description as he is a popular face in the industry today. He is a Director, Film Producer, a Writer, etc. He studied at the Khalsa College in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Since school and college days, he was interested in the film line. During college days, he actively participated in dramas and did theatre work both as an actor and as director. He participated in several plays and explored that direction attracted him more than anything. His source of inspiration was ‘Ramesh Talwar’, who is a famous Indian film actor, director, co-producer. He also writes short stories. It was because of Ramesh Talwar that Raman decided to join FTII i.e. Film and Television Institute of India located at Pune. He made his debut on television by co-directing a show “Ye Jo Hai Zindagi”. It was a sitcom that began in the year 1984 which he directed with ‘Manjul Sinha’ and ‘Kundan Shah’. ‘Sharad Joshi’ wrote the script for the show. In the year 1983, he directed a Bollywood movie “Saath Saath.” The movie was an average grosser. He then tried his hands continuously in serials. He directed the shows of every possible genre. He directed a quiz show which aired on Doordarshan Channel, also created the famous show “Tara” in the year 1994. Tara gained a lot of popularity among the viewers. In the year 2000, he directed the daily soap “Agni Chakra”. He is to be credited for the show “Alaxmi Ka Super Parivaar”. He married ‘Vinita Nanda’, who is herself a director and a writer. Raman says that his strength lies in his writing. More than a director, he is kind of story teller. He writes and depicts his story well. His wife supports him a lot in this line. He is a reader and loves to read a lot of books. His favorite writer is ‘Sharad Joshi’ and has read all of his books. Reading made his vocabulary strong and gave him the talent of writing. ‘Sagar Sarhadi’ inspired him to be a writer. He trusts his intuition and gut feeling a lot. Whatever seems to him attractive and interesting, he grabs that. He believes in exploring new topics. He has worked with many channels like Zee, B4U, Star, etc. He has been a passionate and an ambitious man. He is also helpful as he handed over the direction of the show Tara to ‘Anurag Basu’ when Anurag had just started his career. Raman helped him in growing in the film line. Raman like to direct shows which become a habit for his viewers. He cleverly selects topics which can be easily related to the society.

Raman Kumar Hindi Actor