Harmesh Malhotra is a producer, screenplay writer and director in Bollywood. He started his career as the assistant director in
– Madhubala film Sharabi in the year 1964. He later made and even directed some semi-hits with many notable actors like Dharmendra,
, Sridevi, Nanda and Sanjay Khan.
Most of the film was the moderate success at the box-office. Although he had a series of a film getting released year after year, the director did not face any oblivion at all and remained in the limelight. The turning point in his career came with
and Sridevi starrer ‘Nagina’(1986) which broke many records at the box office and even it scored Sridevi’s career as the film was based on her character.
The film was a best snake fantasy film, and it was also Sridevi’s second women-centric role after the success of Tohfa. The film ‘Nagina’ featured Sridevi’s most iconic dance numbers which still gives fans goose bump. Later, he tried a sequel to Nagina with Sunny Deol and Sridevi again, but it flopped. He again cast Sridevi in ‘Sherni’ which was a dacoit film and was an average success at the box office.
This director was born on June 14, 1936, in Pakistan. He migrated to Agra after partition. After his graduation, he moved to Bombay to make a successful career in films. Some of his good films that he directed include ‘Amir Garibi’ (1980), ‘
’ (1995),’ Phaansi’(1978),’
’ (1998),’Raaz’(1981). He also was successful in launching Govinda’s few films that were usually comedy and family drama. He made a series of films with Govinda and was partially successful in his career.
He is a total commercial filmmaker who uses films were being appreciated for their content more and less to do with the usual glamour. Though sometimes it failed to impress commercially the audiences but still emerged strongly in the box-office despite dealing with an offbeat content in the cinema hall.