Born on 5th May 1956 to a Punjabi family, Gulshan Kumar started his early career as a fruit juice seller. Later Kumar changed his career, since his family bought a shop that dealt with economic audio cassettes and records. This was just the prelude to a great music empire.The music business proved to be very profitable and hence Gulshan Kumar ventured into producing cassettes; he got himself involved in an audio cassette venture titled “Super Cassettes Industries”; this turned to be very fruitful. Added to this, a music production company was initiated by him. He made a noble act by selling the 1970s music cassettes with a supreme quality at economic rates. This business soared and eventually he exported superior quality cassettes to foreign countries. Gulshan Kumar started the T-series label which went on to become the greatest music label in India. He became very rich and became king of the music business. Kumar wanted to taste success in Bollywood too, and hence he moved to Mumbai. He started to deliver religious music cassettes at commendably cheap prices. This is not the end; he also got involved in producing serials and movies relating to Hindu mythology. Kumar’s debut film in Bollywood named “Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka” was a super hit. Later the film “Aashiqui” came; it is still considered as a great in harmonious music. The music of “Dil Hi Ki Manta Nahin” was also a superhit. This proved that Gulshan is indeed a music wizard. Kumar also had his share of flops at the box office. Kumar was a philanthropist in the sense that he granted a portion of his wealth to the society. He gave free food to those who came to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. Gulshan Kumar had a tragic end; he was assassinated outside Jeeteshwar Mahadeve Mandir in the year 1997. Music director Nadeem was accused in the case. After the demise of Kumar, his son Bhushan Kumar managed Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. Gulshan Kumar is indeed one music wizard who infused great vibes into the music industry.
Girish Malik Hindi Actor

Girish Malik

Girish Malik was an independent stage actor and never had an inclination to do acting in films. But everything changed when he got an offer to get a role for Govinda’s ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’. Later, two more films, Krantiveer, and Tirangaa followed. When people were praising him for his performance in all these three films that were even blockbusters, he soon got offers to direct advertisement films for Fortune companies and thus, he got an overall opportunity to direct 150 films. Later on, he decided to quit as an actor and opt for making films. So, that was his journey from an actor to filmmaker. Finally, he landed up in making a film ‘Jal’ (water), which showcases the real meaning of scarcity of water in the region of Gujarat. He filmed the entire schedule in Kutch, with a simple and flawless cast and the film bagged him wave reviews in national and international film festivals. The film was made in such a way that it could incorporate the commercial aspect in the film. ‘Jal’ was not an art-house film. Neither did it define art or popular cinema even but it was artistic. The film had excellent photography that is why many international viewers claimed that the film had related to breath-taking photograph on the tragedy of Shakespeare. The film cast was simple. The film had Purab Kohli, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Kirti Kulhari in lead roles. Since he was an avid traveler, he chose to make ‘Jal’ which he had in his mind for several years. The film also gave singer Sonu Nigam a break as a music director. The film was an Indian entry in Oscar and even won a national award for visual effects. Besides being in the race for Oscar nominations, the film got selected in the Oscar library. It was also screened in Goa international film festival (2014) and was an entry in Busan International Film Festival. After the success of Jal, the director is finalizing on two more scripts and looks forward to taking his films to a new level of thinking and promotion.

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Guneet Monga

Guneet Monga is a film and line producer; she mainly works in Hindi Film Industry, Bollywood. She is CEO of Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd (AKFPL). She was born on 21st November 1983 in New Delhi. Presently, she lives in Mumbai. She did her schooling from Bluebells School International, Delhi. She graduated from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi in Mass Communications. In 2003, she started working as a production coordinator in Delhi for international productions as Vic Sarin’s production ‘Partition’. In 2006, she moved to Mumbai, where her work in films started with the 2007 release ‘Say Salaam India’. Later she worked in the films as ‘Rasiya’ (2008), ‘Dasvidaniya’ (2008) and ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’ (2010). In 2008, Guneet started a production company, of her own, Sikhya Entertainment. During the production of ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’, she met Anurag Kashyap, director, and producer. In 2009, she eventually joined the production house Anurag Kashyap Films and became its CEO. Under this banner, she produced films like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur I & II’ (2012), ‘That Girls in Yellow Boots’ (2011), ‘Shaitan’ (2011) and a few more. Guneet’s first international short film was ‘Kavi’, based on bonded labor happening in India; the film was nominated at Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, 2010. The short film was directed by Gregg Helvey; it also won Student Academy Award- Narrative, 2009. Guneet collaborated with UK-based production, Yaffle Films and co-produced ‘Monsoon Shootout’. She was also part of the production of the film ‘The Lunchbox’. Both these films got selected for the International Critics’ Week and at Cannes Film Festival 2013 for the midnight screening.

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Guneet Monga Hindi Actress