Shailesh Dave

Other names of Shailesh Dave: Sailesh Dave

Shailesh Dave is an Indian producer and TV personality who is the founder of the production house Runaway Productions. Before starting up his own production house, Dave had served as the CEO of In House Productions in the 90’s. He also served as an associate producer for the film Sulemani Keeda, a comedy film released in 2014.

Prior to entering the TV industry, Shailesh Dave worked in a multitude of positions. He did work in advertising as well as marketing and consultancy work on an international basis. His work wasn’t just limited to India; he also worked in the USA before finally entering the TV business. His first major job in the industry was as the CEO of the production house In House Productions. The company wasn’t a major player at the time, although that would change under the guidance of Dave.

When he took the reins, they were just another small production house. Under his guidance, they not only grew to add more than a hundred employees on their payroll, but they would also end up becoming one of the biggest production houses in the country at that time. After he had quit In House due to what he described as “a sense of fatigue setting in”, he started his own company called Runaway Productions. He then wound up creating a number of successful TV shows including but not limited to hits like Movers And Shakers, a late night comedy cum talk show that was hosted by renowned comedian Shekhar Suman and The Great Indian Comedy Show, a late night comedy sketch and standup comedy show.

The production house created a niche for themselves as creators of shows that are topically driven in nature but which have a comic twist in them. His most talked about project in recent times was his involvement in the production and release of the indie comedy film Sulemani Keeda. The idea behind this was that there is no production house in India actively supporting the indie movie scene, and there was a potential market to be filled. The film is based on two friends who plan on making it big in India’s film industry by getting some producer to adapt their screenplay titled Sulemani Keeda.

The film received rave reviews from critics both in India and abroad for its storyline and humor involved, giving justification to Dave’s belief that there is a need for more films that aren’t driven by big stars and sizeable budgets.

Sanjay Khan Hindi Actor

Sanjay Khan

An actor, director, and a producer Sanjay Khan is most famous for his role in The Sword of Tipu Sultan. He has acted in various films, Haqeeqat being his debut. He worked as an actor till 80s and later ventured as a director-producer. Sanjay was born in Bangalore in a Muslim liberal family. He is married to Zarine Katrak, a well-liked model of the 1960s. Feroz Khan, an established actor of those times, is Sanjay’s elder brother. Sanjay has three daughters and a son. His eldest daughter Farah is married to DJ Aqeel, Simon married to the managing director of D’décor and Sussanne who was married to Hrithik Roshan but the couple has recently parted their ways. His son Zayed Khan is the youngest of all. His debut as an actor was Haqeeqat by Chetan Anand followed by Dosti, a Rajshri Production. He has played the lead in hit films like Dus Laakh, Ek Phool Do Maali, etc. he has worked with his brother Feroz in Upaasna, Nagin, Mela. He has scripted and starred in movies, Chandi Sona, Abdullah, and Kaala Dhanda Gorey Log. In 1990, he appeared and directed the most famous Indian historical TV series, The Sword of Tipu Sultan. He played the lead as Tipu Sultan in the show. It was during its shooting that the set caught major fire and the death toll was 52. Sanjay was also injured and suffered 65% burns and had to undergo 73 surgeries. It was his passion that helped him fight and recover in 13 months and returns to shoot. Sanjay is also famous for the show, The Great Maratha, which depicted the bravery of Marathas during the war of Panipat. This show was popular because of the grandeur shown on television for the first time. Indian mythology drama, Jai Hanuman was also Sanjay’s work. It depicted everything from the birth of the Lord Hanuman on TV. His oldest works include Kranti and Maharthi, An 1857 drama. Apart from acting and directing, Sanjay loves imported cars and animals. He likes horse riding and he owns Prince Khartoum, the only horse in India to have won Bangalore Derby (1971), Indian Derby (1972), and the Indian Turf Invitation Cup (1972). He likes reading. He has also saved land to build a charity hospital. Sanjay’s dream resort is the Golden Palms in Bangalore, which he built himself. It’s a 150 room hotel with India’s largest Swimming pool with 300,000 litres of water. The interiors were by Zarine Katrak. The five star Hotel and Spa Golden Palms was Sanjay’s till 2010.

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Mustan Burmawalla

Abbas Burmawalla is an Indian writer, producer and director, known for working in Bollywood thriller and action films. He was hailed in Surat, Gujarat, along with his brother, Mustan Burmawalla, who is also working in the same field and has collaborated with him in producing and directing several films. His other brother, Hussain Burmawalla, is a popular film editor of Hindi and Gujarati films. Abbas started his career working in Gujarati films.  His family is into the furniture business, but he and Mustan wanted something different in their lives. When they met S. D. Kura, their uncle, who’s working as a film editor of Hindi films, he told them that they should start with film editing before proceeding to film direction. They have worked with famous filmmakers like Sultan Ahmed and Govindbhai Patel as an assistant director. They have done a few films, but when Govindbhai Patel refused to work in the 1985 Gujarati film, Sajan Tara Sambharna, the director duo had their chance to direct their very first film, which became a big hit.  After this, they worked in another Gujarati film entitled Moti Verana Chokma, in 1987. They made their Bollywood debut, ‘Agneekaal’, in the year 1990. This movie stars Raj Babbar, Sonu Walia and Jeetendra Madhavi. In 1992, they helmed Akshay Kumar’s breakthrough film, ‘Khiladi’. The Burmawalla brothers later directed the Bollywood crime thriller film, ‘Baazigar’, in 1993, and ‘Daraar’, in 1996. They had their first nomination for Best Director at the Filmfare for their brilliant work in the action-thriller movie, ‘Soldier’, in 1998, which stars Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta. Later, they helmed the Bollywood films ‘Baadshah’ with Shah Rukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna in the lead roles, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke with Salman Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji, and the multi-starrer film, ‘Ajnabee’.  The duo had their second nomination at the Filmfare for Best Director from the Bollywood romantic thriller film, ‘Humraaz’, in 2002. This was followed by few more Bollywood films including the box-office hit films ‘Race’, in 2008, and its sequel Race 2, in 2013. In 2015, they helmed the recently-released romantic comedy film, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. This film marked the debut of the famous stand-up comedian, Kapil Sharma.  Abbas and Mustan co-produced the Bollywood film, Life Partner, in 2009, and the Tamil film, Evano Oruvan, in 2007, under their own banner, Burmawalla Partners. They are popular for taking inspirations from Hollywood movies with added fascination into their own films. Another Version Of Abbas Burmawalla : Abbas Burmawalla is an Indian film director, writer and producer. He was born in Surat, Gujarat. He is the brother of Abbas Burmawalla and Hussain Burmawalla. Hussain Burmawalla is a very famous film editor of Gujarati and Hindi films. They all belong to a family in furniture business but Abbas-mustan wanted to do something different so they both started their careers with Gujarati films. In 1978, Mustan Joined Sultan Ahmed as an assistant director, who was directing a Hindi movie titled “Ganga Ki Saugandh” and at the same time he joined as assistant director with Govindbhai Patel. Mustan did his debut Gujarati film as a director named “Sajan Tara Sambharana” in 1985 and this becomes a hit film. This film was refused by Govindbhai Patel. In 1990, Mustan stepped into Hindi cinema and did his first Hindi movie “Agneekaal” starring Jeetendra, Raj Babbar and Madhavi. They also started their own production house called ‘Burmawalla Partners’. After that he never stopped and did great work in Hindi cinema. The list of his Hindi films started from Agneekaal(1990), Khiladi(1992), Baazigar(1993), Soldier(1998), Baadshah(1999), Ajnabee(2001), Taarzan: The Wonder Car(2004), 36 China Town (2006), Race(2008), Players(2012), Race 2 (2013). His upcoming Hindi movie is “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu”, the star cast of this movie starts with the great comedian of the decade Kapil Sharma, Elli Avram, Simran Kaur Mundi and Arbaaz Khan. This movie is going to be Kapil Sharma’s Debut movie in Bollywood Industry. His movie Humraaz(2002) was nominated in ‘Filmfare Award’ for “The Best Director”. The star cast of this movie includes Akshaye Khanna, Bobby Deol and Amisha Patel.

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