Om Raut is an Indian director, producer and writer. He was born on 21st December 1981 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is famous for his award-winning film Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush. Raut is the son of Bharatkumar Raut the former Maharashtrian Member of Parliament at the Rajya Sabha and Neena Raut the co-founder of Neena Raut Films. He is married to Preeti Kothari. Raut graduated from a film school at Syracuse University in
, US. Raut made his Bollywood debut with the movie directed by Ajay Kartik, Karamati Coat in 1993 as a child artist. Raut worked at the MTV Network New York as a writer and director before returning to India. He joined the Valuable Group as the Vice President of Creative Business, the company which promotes UFO Moviez, India’s biggest digital cinema advertising platform and distribution channel.
Raut later joined DAR Motion Pictures as its Creative Head. Under the production company, Raut produced Bollywood films
City Of Gold
in 2010 and Haunted – 3D in 2011. Both the movies were critically acclaimed. City Of Gold featured as Lalbaug Parel in Marathi. Om and Neena found the Neena Raut Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. on 19th April 2013 in Mumbai. Raut made his directorial debut with the Marathi film Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush which released on 2nd January 2015. He also wrote the screenplay and story of the movie. The film was also his production house’s first production which spent 1.3 crore rupees on visual effects. It was based on the life story of the Indian Freedom Fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, making a movie on Tilak was Raut’s dream.
The movie won the Maharashtra State Awards under the Best Director Category in 2015 and a Filmfare Award under the Best Debut Director category in 2016. Raut was also nominated for the Best Dialogues category in Filmfare Awards 2016. It was also officially chosen for the International Film Festival of India at the Indian Panorama Section in Goa in 2014. Raut launched a Light and Sound Show called Swantantrveer at Swatantryaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Samark in Dadar on 9th May 2016. The show took inspiration from the life of the Indian Freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. It was the largest Indian three-dimensional wall mapping project. Raut did the Mannequin Challenge with his production team at the Neena Raut Entertainment office on his thirty-fifth birthday, which was posted on his Facebook page on 24th December 2016.