Birthday: 08-05-1975
Age: 44
Star sign: Gemini

Madhu Mantena, a k a Madhu MantenaVarma is a Bollywood Film Producer and Distributor born in Hyderabad, India, and settled in Mumbai, India. Along with Hindi movies and entertainment industry, he is involved in Telugu and Tamil movie industries as well, looking after the interests of his company, Phantom Films, all over India and abroad. He was born on May 8th, 1975, and he is a Taurus. MadhuMantena’s very first film as a Movie Producer, Ghajini starring Aamir Khan and 2009-Filmfare Award Best Actress nominee and Best Female Debut Award winner Asin Thottumkal, was nominated for the 2009 - Filmfare Awards and also at 2009-Screen Weekly Awards, in the category, ‘Best Film’ of the year 2008. The movie was nominated in many other categories in both the above Awards and also at the 2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards.

The Talents that worked in the movie went on to win the 2009 International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Action, Best Sound Recording, and Best Special Effects, and also the Popular Award for Best Female Debut. Again at the Filmfare Awards 2009, they won the Best Newcomer Award - Female, and Best Action Award, along with the R.D. Burman Award. The movie had grossed nearly 2 Billion Rupees, and retained the record till another Aamir Khan starrer “ 3 Idiots” (2009) broke it. Madhu Mantena has produced a music label of his own when he was just a teenager, and went on to sell it to the company, called, Supreme Recording. He has organized the overseas operations of ManmohanShetty’sAdlabs Entertainment Limited. He has headed the company, Saregama Films, and also took an active part in the production house of noted Film Producer of Bollywood, Ram Gopal Varma.

In 2011, along with Producer and Director Anurag Kashyap, the UTV Spotboy ex-chief VikasBahl, and award-winning Screenwriter and Director Vikramaditya Motwane, he has started the production company, Phantom Films, half of which shares were taken up by Reliance Entertainment in 2015 March. The 2013 movie “ Lootera” - directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the 2014 movies “ HaseeTohPhasee” - directed by Vinil Mathew, the movie, “ Queen” - directed by VikasBahl, the movie, “ Ugly” - directed by AnuragKashyap, the 2015 movies “NH10” - directed by Navdeep Singh, the movie “ Hunterrr” - directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, the movie “ Bombay Velvet” - directed by AnuragKashyap, the movie “ Masaan” - directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the movie Shaandaar - directed by VikasBahl are from this production house, Phantom Films. “ Udta Punjab”, a movie that stars ShahidKapoor, “Student of the Year”-fame Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan’s wife Kareena Kapoor Khan, and directed by Abhishek Chaubey, is yet to be announced of its release date.

The PushpendraMisra directed movie “ Ghoomketu” is another that awaits its premiering. In 2011, along with Khalil Fazel Bachooali and the COO of the management company by the name KWAN, Mr. Indranil Das Blah (not Anirban Das Blah from the same company whose name is not in the list of directors at the time of registration), he has started the Ad-film production house and agency, Off Road Films Private Limited. Its office is at West Andheri in Mumbai, and it got registered with the Registrar of Companies on the 5th of May that year. Anirban Das Blah, the ex-working partner of Lara Dutta’s husband Mahesh Bhupathi, is one of the cofounders of his celebrity management company by the name, KWAN, which again was in the news for its JV with Creative Artist Agency, a global player on its field. As a Producer, he has given his audience, “ Ghajini” (2008) - Hindi movie directed by A. R. Murugadoss, “ Rann” (2010) - Hindi movie directed by Ram Gopal Varma, “ Autograph” (2010) - Bengali movie directed by SrijitMukherji, “ RaktaCharitra” (2010) - Hindi (also in Telugu and Tamil) movie directed by Ram GopalVarma, “ Jhootha Hi Sahi” (2010) - Hindi movie directed by Abbas Tyrewala, and “ Mausam” (2011) - Hindi (also in Assamese) movie directed by Pankaj Kapoor.

He has also created a record for the most number of films released within a short time - 7 Films in 50 days - at Limca Book of Records. Out of those 7 movies, 4 were released in just 8 days. He was married to Nandana Sen, an actress, but their 9-years relationship ended on May 15, 2012. For some years he was reported in the media as seeing Actress Neena Gupta’s daughter Masaba Gupta, a fashion designer by profession. In March 9th of 2015, they got engaged, and exchanged rings, in a classy ceremony held at a suburban hotel off Mumbai. Though Masaba Gupta has announced the marriage plans of a destination wedding probably in the Caribbean Islands in the month of November, the couple got married in a simple ceremony of registering in a courthouse, on June 2nd itself.

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Bharat Shah

Bharat Shah is a Bollywood film distributer, producer, and diamond merchant. He holds the banner of VIP films to finance films. He has produced many big movies of Bollywood which includes Devdas that released in 2002 and casted actors Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, Dil Se that released in 1998 which also starred Shahrukh Khan and amongst others were Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta, Rascals that released in 2011 and starred Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, and Ajay Devgan. In the year 2013, he also acquired the distribution rights of the film B.A. Pass directed by Ajay Bahl and starred Shilpa Shukla. He was also nominated once for BAFTA Film Award and won Golden Lotus Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 2003 for the film Devdas. He has also been involved in some controversies related to the films. In the year 2001, he financed a film starring Salman Khan titled “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke”. He got stuck in an allegation of financing the film by the money of Indian mafia. He got convicted in the year 2003 for not disclosing the name of his co-producer Nazim Rizvi, who belonged to the Indian mafia. Nazim Rizvi and his assistant also received allegations to be involved in extortion of film personalities. The court sentenced Rizvi and his assistant for two years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 5 lakh. Shah was also sentenced imprisonment of one year for which he was freed as he had already spent 14 months in prison as a part of his trial

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Manav Kaul

Manav Kaul is a Kashmir born Playwright, Award-winning Director of both Theatre and Cinema, a talented actor, and a bold filmmaker. He has entered the entertainment world, theatre to be specific, at the young age of 23. In 2004, he has started his own theatre group, by the name, “Aranya”. He was born on 19th December 1976 and is a Sagittarius with a mild influence of Capricorn according to his star sign. He was born in an affluent family in the municipality of Baramulla district, which is in the northern part of the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir, but from there he has moved to live in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad Town. He is reportedly influenced by the magically realistic Hindi writer Vinod Kumar Shukla, the literary movement Nayi Kahani’s stalwart Nirmal Verma, and the German-American poet of Los Angeles, Henry Charles Bukowski. In his seventh play by the name “Red Sparrow” he has paid glowing tributes to all of them. He has written, played, directed and staged many plays. “Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane” of 2004 is about an Indian who is just a common man in a small town. The Drama had the character played by Kumud Mishra who went on to become Kaul’s good friend and associate. Though the play was originally in Hindi, its success made him play it in English with a translation by Arshia Sattar in 2012. Best Script of 2006 by Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards was give to his “Peele Scooter Wala Aadmi”, the play that centered on the relationship between a father and his son. In the same year, Kaul has made a Play based on the lives at homes for the aged people. Incidentally, he wrote the play after a visit to one of such homes and wanted to express his opinion to his audience that people at those homes too have fun. In 2009, when the philosophical dispute posed (as “Huis Clos”, the French play by Jean-Paul Sartre that was adapted and made in Hindi) as “Antaheen” by Ranga Shankara, Kaul went on to direct it with aplomb. His other famous plays are, “Park” - in which three men quarrel on the best bench to sit at a park, and “Ilhaam” (meaning, ‘The Enlightenment’). “Jajantaram Mamantaram” of 2003 in which he plays the character ‘Jeran’ is his first movie as an actor, and then came “Saat Chya Aat Gharaat” the 2004 Marathi movie in which he was supposed to have shown his face somewhere. Bela Negi’s “Daayen Ya Baayen”, the 2010 Hindi movie had him in the character of ‘Sundar’, and as ‘Flight Lt. Ram’ in “1971” - the Amrit Sagar directed 2007, National Award winning, Hindi movie that was based on a true story of Indian POWs of Indo-Pak war of 1971. He has made a special appearance as ‘Manav’, in the 2011 “I Am Afia Megha Abhimanyu Omar” (shown at the Film Festival one year earlier), the film that had four short films, all interwoven into one. In 2013, he was the cunning ‘Bittoo Mama’ in the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, “Kai Po Che!”. The next year saw him in “CityLights” as ‘Vishnu Sir’, under Hansal Mehta direction, which was actually the remake of the UK movie of 2013, “Metro Manila”. Manav Kaul has the 2012 film, “Hansa” to his credit as its director and Screenplay Writer. Other than BBC citing it as one to watch, the film has won the Best Film Critics and also the Best Film Audience Vote awards at an international film festival called, “OSIAN CINEFAN”.

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