Rahul Dholakia, born in Mumbai, is a Bollywood director, screenplay writer, and producer. His parents are Raksha and Parry Dholakia, and he also has an ender sibling, Moha. He completed his schooling in Mumbai from Champion school and Jamnabai Narsee School. He pursued his degree in Bachelor of Science in Mumbai from St. Xavier’s College. He did his Masters from New York Institute of technology in Filmmaking.
He is well known for his movies like Parzania for which he was acknowledged as the best director by
National Film Awards. He worked with his father in his advertising agency ‘Mora Ava’. He later worked as an assistant in Everest Advertising and as an assistant producer for Channel 4, London. He has made several documentaries, commercials and started the TV channel ‘TV Asia’. He debuted in 2002 as a director in Bollywood with ‘Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar’ which was completely shot in America starring
Paresh Rawal and Jimmy shergil. The next movie he wrote, directed and produces was the movie that brought him National Award ’Parzania’ which was a story revolved around a boy of 10 years of age, Parzaan.
It was a movie based on the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002. He then worked in a movie called ‘Mumbai Cutting’ and later released ‘
Lamhaa’, a movie starring
Bipasha Basu and
Sanjay Dutt whose story was picturised in Kashmir. He is presently working on a movie called ‘
Shah Rukh Khan which is expected to b released in 2016 during Eid.