Omung Kumar Bhandula, better known as Omung Kumar, is one of the famous production designers and directors of the recent Indian film industry. He was born to Vipin Kumar Bhandula, a Punjabi, and Sabah, a Parsi, who were at FTII, along with Shatrughan Sinha, during the late 60s. Both of them were actors, whose dream of becoming big was fulfilled by their son. His father passed away when Omung was just 19 years old due to excessive alcohol consumption.

Omung Kumar, or ‘OK’, as known among his circle of friends, started his liking for this field right from when he was a kid. He has taken part in lots of inter-school competitions, winning different titles. He, as a child, has worked with Doordarshan in TV series like the ‘Magic Lamp’, as well as ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’. He took his degree in Commercial Arts from Bandra School of Arts, where he met Vanita, his wife.

His first professional step was with HTA, an advertising bureau, with whom he spent twelve years. Simultaneously, he had also been modeling for famous product brands like Ponds and Godrej. A meeting with Tarun Chopra turned out to be the change of course in his career as he got selected as the host for ‘Ek Minute’, one of the biggest game shows telecasted on Zee TV. Subsequently, he moved on to taking big screen works. OK started designing sets for various films including Jhankaar Beats (2003), directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Chameli, the national award winner ‘ Black’, released in 2005, starring the great Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, ‘ Shabd’, ‘ Yuvvraaj’, and 'Saawariya’, in 2007, directed by the famous Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Omung has also done small roles in the superhit movies, ‘Na Tum Jaano Na Hum’, in the year 2002, and ‘Humko Ishq Ne Mara’, in the year 1997.

He has also worked for films like Waqt: The Race Against Time, directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and released in the year 2005, as well as the rom-com film, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, in the year 2006, which was directed by Saket Chowdhary.

Omung Kumar did his directional debut through the blockbuster hit movie ‘ Mary Kom’,in the year 2014, a film telling the hardships faced by Mary Kom, an Indian boxing champion. The role of Mary Kom is portrayed exceptionally well by the versatile actress, Priyanka Chopra. This film received many awards and nominations.

OK’s latest project is the film ‘ Sarbjit,’ which was released in May 2016. This biographical drama is pictured from Sarabjit’s sister, Dalbir’s perspective. The world beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, played the role of Dalbir Kaur, and the actor, Randeep Hooda, as Sarabjit, who was an Indian national convicted in Pakistan.

Ayaan Mukherjee Hindi Actor

Ayaan Mukherjee

Ayaan Mukherjee was born on 15 August, 1983, in the Bengal city, Kolkata. He is a Bollywood movie director. He was born to a Brahmin family in Kolkata. He is the son of Manisha Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, who is a movie actor in Bengali cinema. The director has a Bollywood connection. Actor-director Joy Mukherjee was his uncle. Well-known actresses, Kajol and Tanisha, are his first cousins. Another renowned name in the Hindi movie industry, Rani Mukerji, is his second cousin. Director Ashutosh Gowariker is his brother-in-law. The actor-director is 5 feet 9 inches tall. The director was brought up in Mumbai. He went to Jamnabai Narsee School for his schooling. He attended the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology to study engineering, but left college soon after the first year to pursue his passion of filmmaking. He started assisting Ashutosh Gowariker in the movie, ‘Swades’, in 2004, after dropping out of college. In 2006, he assisted Karan Johar in the movie, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Ayaan made his full-fledged movie as a director in Wake Up Sid, in 2009. He first wrote the screenplay of the film and showed it to Karan Johar. He was so impressed with the screenplay that he decided to turn it into a movie. Ayaan was chosen to direct the film. The film had Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead. The movie received rave reviews. The critics also appreciated the movie. He won the Best Debut Director Filmfare Award for his directorial debut. He shared the award with Zoya Akhtar, who won the award for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. His second film was also under Dharma Productions. It was, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, released in 2013. The film again had Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, along with Deepika Padukone. It was also a blockbuster. He got a Filmfare nomination for this. Before becoming a full-time director, he did a cameo appearance in the film, Home Delivery, released in 2005. The film starred Vivek Oberoi, Mahima Chaudhary, and Ayesha Takia. In 2009, he also worked on the movie, Luck by Chance. The film did average business at the box office. His association with Ranbir Kapoor continued. In 2013, he contributed a bit to the movie ‘Besharam’, starring Ranbir. However, the film bombed at the box office. He is planning his next movie with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. It will be a superhero flick. The actor-director says he doesn’t plan to work in Bengali flicks in the future. Ayaan is good friends with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

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Pritish Chakraborty

Pritish Chakraborty is an Indian Film Director, Entrepreneur, Producer, Writer, Singer, Actor and Lyricist. He made his Bollywood debut as Writer-Director with the Hindi movie, named Chal Pichchur Banate Hain in 2012. He is the CEO, MD, of the Mumbai-based Ascent Group Of Companies which comprises of the Wealth Management LLP, Ascent Finance, Ascent Films Private Limited, and the Ascent Food and Beverage LLP. He was a movie buff from his Teens; he made up his discussion at the young age of 16 that after finishing off his studies he will precede a full-fledged profession in filmdom. Equipped with his training, passion, and knowledge about movies, he began off as an Assistant Director in the Hindi cinema and television industry Bollywood. With practice and time, he began writing for TV and Movies and appeared as a Writer and Director, in the 2012 movie Chal Pichchur Banate Hain. Pritish's next as a Producer-Director, Writer and Actor is the Mangal Ho set of films, the original of which will have its theatre release in 2016. Chal Pichchur Banate Hain was a family comic drama movie. The movie was a delightful sarcastic take on the Hindi film business and was recognised for its new and cinematic content. Filming of the film took place principally in Goa and the in Mumbai. Made on a short budget, the film explores problems like excessive copy paste in the film fraternity, the lack of creativity in ideas, the current star system adjacent to the unending love of a true cinema lover in a funny but a practical way through the cleverly portrayed adventure of a young MBA who resigns everything and goes against everybody in order to continue his goal of becoming a filmmaker. Dialogues, Screenplay, and Direction for the movie were given by Pritish, the music is presented by Gaurav Dagaonkar, and the cinematography was given by Hari Nair. His upcoming movie Mangal Ho is an Indian sci-fi drama film. Mangal Ho will also mark Pritish’s appearance as an actor in a profitable Hindi movie. Mangal Ho is being produced by the Ascent Films Private Limited, and veteran actor Annu Kapoor is acting the role of an unconventional genius Scientist in the movie while talented actor Sanjay Mishra is attempting the role of a happy Bengali Businessman. Mangal Ho will be a complete comedy, and the plot is about an Indian pair who become the primary to set up the first human culture on the planet Mars. The film is at present under production and is the first of the Mangal Ho Series of films.

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Pritish Chakraborty Hindi Actor