Vinay Sapru is a director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer and a well-known television host. He was born in Mumbai on 25th August, 1972 to father Anand Kumar Sapru and mother Pushpa Sapru. He is the director of many feature films, advertisements, and high profile corporate films. Vinay Sapru comes from a commerce background. He qualified as a charted accountant before coming into the industry. He started a production house with the
Sanam Teri Kasam Director,
Radhika Rao, with whom he started producing and direction movies, videos, and ads.
This encouraged him to move further in the industry as he had liked film making and creative arts since his childhood. In 1998, he achieved the award of Channel V award for best director for Gabbar Mix, sung by Bali Bhrambhatt. During the next year 1999, he got Screen Videocon Award, Zee Music Award, RAPA award, for directing a
Falguni Pathak song Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi. This song became a sensation all over the country. In the same year, he received MTV Music Video Award , Zee Music Award, RAPA award for directing Falguni Pathak’s another song Maine Paayal he Chankai.
His prominent works also include songs like Parde Me Rehne Do by
Asha Bhosle and Biddu, Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye by Falguni Pathak, Woh Chali Woh Chali by Bombay Vikings,etc, He also worked with Lata Mangershakar,
Pankaj Udhas, Dj Aqueel,
Jagjit Singh, Ustad Sultan Khan, Shreya Ghosal, Harry Anand, etc, He has directed songs like Tere Mast Mast Do Nain and Chori Kiya Re Jiya from Dabangg, Dagabaaz Re and season ne from Dabangg 2, Rang Jo Lagyo from Ramaiya Vasatvaiya, Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenghe and Tumko Toh Aana Hi Tha from
Jai Ho, Ramleela from Prem Rathan Dhan Paayo.
The duo of Vinay and Radhika Rao have worked together as directors of many movies and song videos. The majority of their works are with the Bollywood superstar Salmaan Khan. Sapru even called Salmaan khan a prince charming in an interview with Shubarna Mujherjee. Salmaan had been following the works the Sapru and Rao since the beginning and was impressed by them. And soon enough the duo directed a film with the superstar himself in Lucky: No time for love. Since then, they have worked together in many movies. Vinay directed songs for Salmaan Khan movies like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Dabangg etc, Salmaan Khan’s support really did a great deal in boosting their confidence in pursuing their dream.