Chandan Arora is an Indian cinema personality who is serving as a director and editor in Bollywood. Chandan obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University in 1991. His subject was “Business Administration and Management”.Arora is fluent in five languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Marathi. Chandan started out as an assistant director in the year 1989. Later, he was an assistant of Kishore Kapadia, a cameraman.
In 1994, Chandan got a job at Star Movies India where he held the position of an associate producer. His debut Bollywood movie was Mast. In 2001,
Ram Gopal Varma entrusted him with the task of editing his film Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Chandan earned fame when he was the editor of Company (2003). Critics consider the movie as the most realistic adaptation of Mumbai underworld crime scene in the history of Indian cinema. With Ajay Devgn and
Vivek Oberoi in the lead roles, Company won seven Filmfare awards in its 48th edition.
In fact, Chandan also won a Filmfare for the category of Best Editing. In 2004, Ram Gopal Varma decided to produce Chandan’s directorial debut “Main
Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.” With Antara Mali essaying Chutki who aspires to be like her idol Madhuri Dixit, MMDBCH got a decent feedback from the reviewers who termed the flick as an honest work. In 2005, Chandan came up with Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. This movie deals with the insecurities of a husband who feels inferior to his wife when it comes to the issue of height.
With Rajpal Yadav playing the role of a spouse who is shorter than his wife (Rituparna Sengupta’s character), the motion picture got positive reviews from the audience. They marked out Rajpal’s performance as the best element of the movie. In 2007, he supervised the final cut of R. Balki’s
Cheeni Kum which featured
Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu. In 2010, Chandan directed Striker in which Siddharth acted as the protagonist. Striker discusses the story of a carrom player who resorts to the game to settle scores with the local goon who took his hard earned money.
However, it flopped at the Box-Office which led Chandan to focus on the advertisements. In 2013, Chandan edited Krrish 3 and Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry. In an interview, he prefers to work with the upcoming directors. Fandry is Arora’s first Marathi project, and it dealt with discrimination against Dalit families. Chandan has also revised Aamir Khan’s Raakh which got screened in the USA as a part of the celebrations of 25 years of its release. His last project was Sunny Deol’s Ghayal Returns.