Rahul Puri is a business wizard who started his education in the UK and later shifted to New Delhi when he was ten years old. He completed his studies at the O level and the IGCSE course developed by the University of Cambridge, Department of International Examinations. He also received the scholarships from the Cambridge and was admitted to ‘A’ level from the British School.

In the year 2003, he joined Mukta Arts Limited as Vice President. During his tenure, the film company churned out 15 commercial movies like Akshay Kumar’s ‘ Aitraaz,’ ‘Kisna,’ ‘ Shaadi Se Pehle’ Shahid Kapoor’s ‘36 Chinatown,’ ‘ Apna Sapna Money Money,’ Salman Khan’s ‘ Yuvvraaj’ and even the award-winning movie ‘ Iqbal.’

After the success of Taal and Yaadeiin, Subhash Ghai occupied the chair of a producer only. It was this time that Subhash Ghai collaborated with directors like David Dhawan, Abbas–Mustan, Satish Kaushik, Sangeeth Sivan, Nagesh Kukunoor and made low-budget commercial movies which were different from song-dance and melodrama films.

Rahul Puri made the craft of filmmaking easier, and he won the heart of filmmaker Subhash Ghai. Rahul Puri took charge of the creative aspect of the filmmaking and soon he was instrumental in establishing the company’s film banner, named Mukta Searchlight, and he produced this banner’s first production, the critically acclaimed blockbuster ‘Iqbal,’ in 2005.

Later on, the new company was also responsible for churning out movies in other languages, and they include ‘Valu’ (Marathi), ‘Nauka Dubi’ (Bengali) and ‘ Double Di Trouble’ (Punjabi). He is now working on producing the banner’s new slate of films.

After 2009, he was promoted to the post of Executive Director and became nominated in company’s board of directors. Currently, he takes care of financing, distribution, production, exhibition, and marketing of the film from Mukta Searchlight Company.

Puri was also responsible for setting up Ghai’s Film, Television and Animation School located in Film City, Whistling Woods International (WWI). The school started functioning as of July 2006.

Puri also collaborated in setting up of WWI’s MBA in Media and Communication with the collaboration of Manipal University. Puri took care to take film space to digital communication level in Mukta Arts Company.

In 2014, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Mukta Arts. He got the responsibility for the overall day-to-day operations of the company and handling the companies subsidiaries. He was also involved in devising plans to make the company reach new heights. He has taken over as the Head of Academics at WWI as well.

Currently, he helped in the expansion of Mukta A2 Cinemas. Under his supervision, 17 multiplexes are functioning, and one such property is now in Bahrain. The multiplexes are getting expanded to other cities too, and they include Pune, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. Mukta Arts currently controls 750 screens in India.

Puri is an avid reader and takes a keen interest in day-to-day politics, and loves watching big budget commercial movies. He is a sports fan and engages himself in social media too.

Dhanraj Jethani Hindi Actor

Dhanraj Jethani

If there is a man who never gives up, that’s Dhanraj Jethani. He is the pioneer and the head of the Dhanraj group of companies, which run business in various sectors. His various commercial enterprises range from real estate to construction, media to film production. He is very well known and respected. He is a brilliant person and a man with foresight which had led him in all his endeavors. His wisdom and prudence are clearly indicated by the success of his numerous enterprises. He has very slowly but surely has diversified into many fields of business which are highly profitable. He is known fondly as Dhanraj bhai to people close to him. This man has a heart of gold. He is very much into charitable acts, but this attribute is hidden from the public eye, as much none of his such deeds have been publicized and thus is not known by many. His only intent is to help the poor and downtrodden and he with his acts of charity has been able to put a smile on their faces and has given them a reason to hope for the best. His success and fame are self-achieved as he dared to pursue his dream and he did it all with brilliance. The Dhanraj group of companies under the leadership of Dhanraj Jethani ventured into film-making and started a company, Dhanraj Films Pvt. Ltd. He is the spearhead, the chairman and, CEO of the said company. Though the company is in its infancy the achievements are astonishing. Much to the surprise of the national and international film-makers, he was successful in completing his first film within a period of 54 days, which seasoned filmmakers working in the Indian film industry has not been able to achieve. The success of every enterprise run under the banner of Dhanraj group lies on one important fact. Even though he is past the age of retirement, he is a man who never stops. Having accomplished so much and having huge earnings, he refuses to step down. His fighting and unstoppable spirit, encourage those working with him to work with great zeal and efficiency. An attitude of ‘no turning back; and it can be done’ not only keeps him going but also turns into gold all that he touches. His sons - Chandresh, is a marketing genius and is also a dynamic executive, while Anil works along with them.

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Mukta Ghai

Mukta Ghai is the wife of Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai. Her original name is Rehana. She was named Mukta by Subhash Ghai's mother. It was after his wife was given the name Mukta, Subhash Ghai started his own film production company Mukta Arts Private Limited, in 2000, which became a public company. Her husband won a national award for producing movies like 'Iqbal.’ Mukta Ghai is a story writer and producer of some of Subhash Ghai’s movies like ‘Hero’ (1983), and ‘Karma’ (1986). Subhash Ghai is the executive chairman of Mukta Arts. In 1970, Subhash Ghai married Rehana aka Mukta. Mukta is from Pune. Currently, she lives with her husband in Mumbai. The couple has two daughters, Meghna Ghai Puri and Muskaan Ghai. Meghna Ghai is the president of Whistling Woods International Institute, which was founded by her father, Subhash Ghai. This institute teaches students filmmaking and its various aspects like: production, direction, cinematography, acting, animation process, etc. Mukta Ghai wrote the story of the movie 'Gautam Govinda' a film made by Subhash Ghai. This film released in 1979, and it starred Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushami Chatterjee and Aruna Irani in lead roles. The film was reportedly influenced by works of Manmohan Desai’s style of making movies. Later on, Mukta Ghai co-wrote the story of blockbuster movie 'Hero' which starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri in lead roles. Both Meenakshi and Jackie achieved stardom with this film. The music of the movie was its USP. The film was a love story of a criminal (Jackie) and the police inspector’s daughter Radha (Meenakshi). Even cinematography, choreography (dance and fight), screenplay and dialogues were appreciated, and the film turned out to be a huge success at the box office. After the success of Hero (1983), Mukta Ghai co-wrote the story of another blockbuster movie 'Karma'(1986) which starred Dilip Kumar and Nutan in the lead roles. The song of this movie ‘Mera Karma Tu,’ 'Aye Watan Tere Liye' and '"Aye Sanam Tere Liye' are still considered to be the prime songs talking about patriotic feeling.  The song 'Aye Watan Tere Liye' is still a part of 'The Independence Day' and 'The Republic Day' celebrations. This film also starred Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah, Poonam Dhillon and Anupam Kher. Anupam Kher as Dr. Michael Dang stole the show opposite Dilip Kumar. The slap on Michael Dang's face by Dilip Kumar was one of the highlights of the movie. Even Nutan's performance as a dumb woman was equally appreciated. Mukta Ghai co-wrote the story of another Subhash Ghai's movie 'Black and White' (2008) which received wide critical acclaim and premiered at the international film festivals of Delhi and Pune. This film was not the usual kind of movie but was a serious one compared to other films. Mukta Ghai engaged herself in learning the crafts of filmmaking. Subhash Ghai made some famous movies like Kalicharan, Pardes, Vidhata, Hero, Karma, Taal, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, Karz, and Khalnayak. Subhash Ghai was considered to be the showman of Bollywood. Subhash Ghai was known for song and dance sequences in films and did preserve Indian culture and Indian music in Bollywood. He did not deviate from our Indian culture in filmmaking. It is a famous saying that 'Behind every great/successful man stands a woman'- Mukta Ghai defines this logic. She is also a very religious minded person, and her devotion to her husband goes to emphasize that a man’s success is often dependent on the work and support of their wives. While Mukta Ghai too represents the success of all Ghai’s films at the box office, she even helped her husband behind the screen. Reports suggest that there was a disproportionally tiny percentage of women working as producers then even from successful filmmaker’s family, Mukta Ghai broke this shackle too, she turned herself as a producer for the movie ‘Hero’ and ‘Karma.’

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Mukta Ghai Hindi Actress