Aditya Chopra is an Indian film director, scriptwriter and producer. He directed the movies Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995, then Mohabbatein in 2000 and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008. He is currently the Chair Person of YRF group which has thrived for solid 45 years in the Multi-National film industry.

Chopra has written scripts for acclaimed films like Veer-Zaara in 2004, Fanaa in 2006, Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010, Ek Tha Tiger in 2012, Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012 and Dhoom Trilogy in 2004, 2006 and 2013 respectively. Chopra has also produced films like Kabul Express, Chak De India, Rocket Singh and Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Chopra started his film career at a tender age of 18, as an assistant director.

Chopra has produced films that have collected more than two hundred crores in Indian Rupees. His company has received the repute of a movie magnate in the Indian market. After gaining experience, he started to work independently at the age of 23 as a writer and director with the all-time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film was scripted and produced by his father, the Late Yash Chopra.

He also inspired his brother Uday Chopra and filmmaker Karan Johar to enter the film industry as assistant directors along in the film industry. Chopra also said that he got emotional support with the presence of his relatives during the making of the film. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was one of record-breaking hits worldwide and won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Chopra wrote dialogues for the blockbuster hit Dil Toh Pagal Hai made under Yash Raj Films which won National Award. He directed the film Mohabbatein with Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan that gave the yesteryear star a new life in his career and also launched his brother Uday into the film industry. His next film was Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai in the year 2002 under the banner Yash Raj Films starring Uday.

Jaimini Pathak Hindi Actor

Jaimini Pathak

Jaimini Pathak is a renowned theatre actor, playwright, columnist, producer and director. He was born in Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh and was raised in Ajmer. Initially, he studied at St. Xavier’s School in Mumbai and later attended the University of Mumbai. He is a known face in ads like Vim and Brittania Chaska-Maska. He acted in TV serials including Mahesh Bhatt’s Swabhimaan, Star Bestsellers and Kabhie Kabhie. Aside from that, he had worked as a columnist for Indian Express from the year 2000 to 2001. He is also the managing director and co-founder of the Happy Ending Company. He came to Mumbai to pursue his education and become a cricketer, but he later realized that he is not good enough in playing cricket. Even though he already did school plays during college, he showed interest in the theatre after joining a theatre workshop in Mumbai, which was conducted by Satyadev Dubey. He has been associated in many of Dubey’s work and had the chance to work with top directors like Naseeruddin Shah, Akash Khurana, Sunil Shanbhag and Vikram Kapadia. In August 1999, he and Nayantara Roy (producer), established the theatre group called Working Title, who aims to stage the unpublished works of the Indian writers. The group has worked in popular theatre plays like Dirty Talk, Day I Met the Prince, 60 Seconds Deep, Once Upon a Tiger, Curfew, Combat, and Chandrashekar’s Thukra’s Dream, and much more. It also produced brilliant pieces like Gandhi and 3 Sakina Manzil, which is quite similar to the very successful Mahadevbhai (1892-1942), helmed by Ramu Ramanathan. Aside from Mahadevbhai, Curfew, Combat and The Travel Show, Jaimini and Ramu collaborated again in Postcards from Bardoli in 2013. In 2015, he directed a play entitled The Boy Who Stopped Smiling. This 2016, he is performing in the philosophical comedy play entitled Waiting for Naseer, which was written and directed by Sapan Saran. Jaimini also acted in few films; the first one was in Shailendra Shukla’s Krishna Arjun in 1997. He is also part of Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2005 and Subhash Ghai’s Black and White in 2008. Recently, he was cast in two episodes of The Viral Fever’s (TVF) web series entitled TVF Pitchers. He is married to Suruchi Aulakh, a renowned theatre personality. Jaimini dedicated himself to working in theatre and engaged himself in performing for audiences of all ages. His work has spread in India and around the world.

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Gangaraju Gunnam

Gangaraju Gunnam is a producer, director and writer in Telugu industry (Tollywood). He was born and brought up in Kakinada, which is a city located in Andhra Pradesh. He is wedded to Urmila and is blessed with two children Sandeep and Vihang. He encountered a lot of difficulties to get where he is right now. He started his education at a convent school in which he studied until the end of the 6th grade. Then he further continued his studies at Hyderabad Public School on a scholarship. He was an excellent learner and was good at academics too. He was very passionate about medicine. After his school life, he wanted to pursue medicine as he always aspired to become a doctor but he couldn't get through with it. He waited for a year to get into a medical school, and when everything seemed futile, he decided not to squander much time. He got admitted into Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada where he pursued his Bachelor of Arts in English. There he was expelled from college as all the English medium students went for strikes and rallies. Before making his way into the film industry, Gunnam tried his hands on many jobs. After his dismissal from the college, he used to work as a sales representative for a tobacco company, Navabharat cigarettes. He sold cigarettes from door to door. He had sheer determination towards education. So he got himself into a price college and completed his BA in English from there. Later, he also accomplished his Masters of Arts in English. While he was at it, he also wrote the entrance exam for probationary officers in State Bank of India and cracked it. He got posted in Dibrugarh for six months. After that, he was transferred to a branch at Shillong. He worked for six months and quit his post as he found the job very tedious. After this, he decided to go to Hyderabad where he worked in one of his friend's Advertising Agency, which he eventually got bored with too. After five years of working in an advertising agency, he decided to establish a designer studio, Fountain Head of his own which was named after Fountain Head, which was named after his favorite book. After no prospective customers, he had to close his studio and opened a Vadilal ice cream parlor. After losing a lot of money in it too, he decided to set up a business of greeting cards with Rs.1500 that he borrowed from one of his friends which turned out to be a great success. While he was doing the greeting cards business, Gangaraju was asked to direct a film by the Ram Gopal Varma himself. It was a remake of the film Shiva, which was released in 1990. Though he agreed to do it, he had no enthusiasm in remakes. As he was working on this, the project turned out to be way more expensive and way out of the budget. After seven days of the start of shooting, the producers abandoned the movie. And later when the greeting cards business was performing well, he decided to direct a film of his own. His first film, the "Little Soldiers", faced a few hurdles right after few days into the inception of shooting. The producer wasn't sure about the movie and threw in the towel. But Gangaraju's appetite for taking the risk and his never giving attitude came into play, and he decided to produce the film on his own. After facing few troubles, the film, "Little Soldiers" was finally made and released on 2nd February 1996. This film was a great success and bagged many awards. After this, he had the opportunity to write for many movies too. He wrote stories and dialogues for movies such as "Aithe", "Anukokunda Oka Roju", "Amma Cheppindi". He also wrote stories for few TV serials such as "Laya" and "Edureetha." And also, the one of the most funniest Telugu sitcom "Amrutham" was created by him.

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