Leena Yadav, a film producer, a director, a screenwriter who had entered the spotlight after making a film like ‘ Parched’ that fetched her internal recognition. She had started her career in the entertainment industry by writing scripts for TV series and even directing them too.

It is from TV industry, she gradually moved to film industry. Her first move to TV industry with a project named ‘This Week That Year' was directed for Star Movies channel. It was while on making this TV episode, she came across camera man Aseem Bajaj, and later got married to him.

After obtaining a diploma in mass communication, Leena joined the film editing work and learned film editing too without getting an assistant from anyone. Later, she took up direction and took up the scope of script writing. She even had edited many ‘ad films’ that was screened for corporate shows and entered the network of TV series production. Her first project was ‘This Week That Year’ for Star Movies.

Following the success of one TV show on Star Movies, she took a step to establish her own production house with Nikhil Kapoor that produced and directed TV shows for Star Best Seller. Her promising venture was TV shows like ’Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle’ and ‘ Sanjeevani’. Leena Yadav also directed the first reality show on Indian television that featured Madhuri Dixit and was titled as 'Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai' on Sony TV.

Leena Yadav was associated with TV industry for long 12-years and then moved towards filmmaking. She is well known in Bollywood for directing movies like ' Shabd' and ' Teen Patti'. Her first movie 'Shabd' that had stars Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Zayed Khan. The film was produced by Pritish Nandy Communications. Her another film was 'Teen Patti' had featured Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, and Madhavan.

Ambika Hinduja Hindi Actress

Ambika Hinduja

Ambika Hinduja is a Bollywood film producer who is well known in Bollywood with a film like 'Teen Patti' that starred Ben Kingsley, Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan and Raima Sen in stellar roles. The film directed by Leena Yadav received a mixed response and it did not fare too well at the box office. She then became an associate producer for many Bollywood movies which became hit at the box office. But 'Teen Patti' is her second feature film. The first, 'Being Cyrus', was a major success at film festivals but it did not get a wide release. She was at the London Film School in Convent Garden and took interest in film production and direction. 'Being Cyrus' was a 90-minute film that starred Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah, Boman Irani. The film had riveting visuals and good narration.  It was not a typical masala Bollywood film but, yet it dealt with the subject of dysfunctional Parsi family. This is a first film Hindi film to deal with dysfunction. Ambika Hinduja, the producer in her early days of career, used to hang around with friends making short films. Film producing, and film funding had been in their family business way back in 1958 when the family gathered the courage to export dubbed films to Iran. Their export of films to Iran continued till 1979. Her father was very supportive of her selection of film funding as a producer because they found that film is the only source of entertainment.  Her father has been supportive of her career. In the year 2010, she shifted priority as a designer. She also re-named her company from 'Serendipity Films' to 'Impeccable Imagination' that played a key role in real estate projects, interior design, and lifestyle domains. Ambika also had keen interest to be part of telecommunication and TV channel business. Ambika was also the second unit director to Subash Ghai's film 'Yaadein' in 2001 that had Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Jackie Shroff in lead roles. In the year 2004, she again was an assistant director to Farhan Akhtar who made his debut in direction with 'Lakshya'. This film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri, Hrithik Roshan himself.

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