You would surely remember the Pepsi ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan was conceived on October 11, 1942 >> Read More... and Sachin Tendulkar Born in Dadar in Mumbai, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar i >> Read More... . This ad was directed by Prahlad Kakkar, who was born on 24 March 1950. Genesis Film Productions is his progeny and he is reputed for his outspoken talk. Genesis was founded in the year 1977 and is one among the top production houses of India. It was very instrumental in popularizing television advertising.

Kakkar possesses an immense liking for scuba diving. He is in fact a scuba diving instructor. A scuba-diving institute was founded by Kakkar during the year 1995; this school is known as Lacadives and is located at Kadmat Island. A hotel, coffee shop and a wine bar is also managed by Kakkar. Reading, swimming and cooking are the other passions of Kakkar. He was instrumental in breathing life into the concept of tea in India. This ended up in the formation of Tea Centre, which is connected with the Tea Board of India. Kakkar spent his early life in Mumbai and had his primary schooling in Dehradun. After completing his higher studies in 1966 he graduated in Economics in 1970. 

Kakkar entered the domain of advertising in 1971. He also tested waters in Bollywood. During 1971 he got himself associated with ace director Shyam Benegal Shyam Benegal is a renowned Indian director and sc >> Read More... and worked as assistant director in flicks such as Manthan, Ankur and Bhumika. Other than ad films, Genesis Film Productions was also involved in short films. Bhali is a short film which got Genesis Film Productions a good name. Kamasutra ads also made Kakkar popular. Reef Watch Marine Conservation, founded in 1994, is the child of Kakkar. Kakkar is involved in a pivotal role in Natura Outdoor Education Trust. 

On the personal front, Kakkar is wedded to Mitali Dutt Kakkar, who manages Offspring and Offshoot, film ventures. The couple is blessed with three boys. Kakkar fetched the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from IIAFA for his immense service to film art and advertising.
Neena Gupta Hindi Actress

Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is a very popular and well-known figure to all. She is a successful movie and TV actress and also a director simultaneously. She was born in 4th July in 1959. Her work area is really extended. She played roles in different international films like- “Gandhi (acted as the niece of Mahatma Gandhi and released in 1982)”,“The Deceivers (released in 1988)”, Custody(released in 1993)” and others. In the movie named “Khalnayak” which was released in 1993, she was a co-actress with the glamorous heroine Madhuri Dixit. She has also stepped into the world of TV dramas and serials which was started with the miniseries named “Khandaan” in 1985. After that, she acted in several TV series and serials. She had worked as the host of the program named “Kamzor Kadii Kaun” which was aired on the Star Plus. Another program hosted by her was “Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin” which was aired by the Sony TV and this program achieved mass-popularity among the audience. She also worked as the director of several famous TV serials. She is also involved with theater. She operates a theater company named “Sahaj Productions”. As the recognition of her talent and work, she won the National Film Award twice- first time, in 1993 for acting in the best non-feature film named “Bazaar Sitaram” and second time, for being the best supporting actress by acting in the film “Woh Chokri”. Neena Gupta has a daughter named Masaba Gupta, who is a fashion designer. Neena got married toVivekMehra on July 15th, 2008.

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Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha, a director, film producer and screenwriter, was born on 27th of February 1952. ‘Prakash Jha Productions’ is his production venture. Hailing from Bihar, Prakash Jha went on to study B.Sc Honors in Ramjas College. Eventually he stopped studies and came to Mumbai, wanting to be a painter. As he was preparing for entrance exam for a course in painting, Prakash Jha watched the movie Dharma, and thus developed a passion for film making. The year 1973 saw him joining the Film And Television Institute of India, Pune, in order to study editing. But unfortunately the studio was shut down and thus Prakash returned to Mumbai and earned his living. Initially Prakash Jha was working on documentaries. His documentary, 'Face After Storm' received the 'Best Non Feature Film National Award'. Prakash’s debut commercial film, Hip Hip Hurray was released in 1984. This film was written by Gulzar and had Deepti Naval starring in it. Then came Damul in the same year and its stupendous success made Prakash a filmmaker to reckon with. The film gained both the National Award and Filmfare Award. His flick Parinati was released during the year 1986. This film had the talented Nandita Das amongst others sharing screen space. The year 2010 saw Prakash directing the political thriller Rajneeti. The film took up the story of Mahabharat in today’s world. Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgan, Nasureedin Shah and Manoj Bajpai acted in this film. Then Aarakshan was released which had Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan sharing screen space. During 2012 Prakash’s film Chakravyuh, starring Abhay Deol, Kabir Bedi and Arjun Rampal, amongst others was released. Prakash Jha also had a brief stint in politics but it didn’t work out. He is greatly involved in social activism; he is committed to a NGO named Anubhooti. Prakash Jha also did quite some TV serials. On his personal front, Prakash Jha was wedded to Deepti Naval but later divorced. This couple had adopted a girl.

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Prakash Jha Hindi Actor