Umesh Mehra is a prominent filmmaker in Bollywood who has directed many blockbuster movies during 1980s-90s. He is also the son of Bollywood producer F.C. Mehra (Fakir Chand Mehra) who made films like ‘Professor’, ‘Lal Patthar’, etc. in 1960's.  His father established Eagle Films in 1954 and son Umesh has also directed many films under Eagle Films banner. Umesh’s father made films like ‘Singapore’(1959) which was the first Indian film to be shot in Singapore and Malaysia and also produced ‘Amrapali’ which was an entry in Oscar. 

Umesh Mehra made his debut in the film industry by directing ‘Ali Baba and 40 Chor’ (1980) with the biggest stars of Indian and Soviet cinema. His father launched Umesh with this film that was an Indo-Soviet co-production, and the film had Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman playing the lead roles. It was the biggest costume drama film ever made, and the film was a box-office success too. It is said that Umesh Mehra was inspired to direct the film after he saw ‘Mughal-E-Azam.' Naturally, the director even directed veteran actor Dilip Kumar Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on the 11th of Decemb >> Read More... Dilip Kumar in a film ‘Qila’ (1998) after which Dilip Kumar retired from acting. Qila was a flop movie. Umesh Mehra had directed Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar was born on 9th September 1967 and hi >> Read More... Akshay Kumar in three films in the Khiladi series, such as ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi’ (1995) ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ (1996) and ‘International Khiladi’ (1999). He gave a lot of backing to Akshay Kumar in his struggling days and made him a star in Bollywood. Umesh Mehra was also behind the success of many movies of Mithun Chakraborty When we talk about the few legends in the Indian f >> Read More... Mithun Chakraborty such as ‘Ashanti’ (1982), ‘Mujrim’ (1989) and ‘Yaar Gaddar’ (1994). Umesh also gave many chances to actors like Raveena Tandon Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress who is kn >> Read More... Raveena Tandon , Mamta Kulkarni Controversies shrouded Mamta Kulkarni during her t >> Read More... Mamta Kulkarni , Jackie Shroff Intro: Jackie Shroff is a well known Bollywood act >> Read More... Jackie Shroff and others when they were struggling in Bollywood.

Umesh launched music director Anu Malik Anu Malik is considered as one of the most famous >> Read More... Anu Malik in his film ‘ Sohni Mahiwal The show aired on DD National (DD1) AKA Doordarsha >> Read More... Sohni Mahiwal ’ (1984) which was the second film of Sunny Deol Sunny Deol is a film actor, director and producer. >> Read More... Sunny Deol with Poonam Dhillon Born on April 18th, 1962, Poonam Dhillon is one of >> Read More... Poonam Dhillon . Even today many critics find Anu malik’s composition in ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ as one of his best. Umesh Mehra even tried to adapt Hollywood film ‘Blue Lagoon’ in his Hindi remake ‘Teri Baahon Mein’. The film gave chances to Mohnish Bahl Born to the late actress ‘Nutan’, Mohnish Behl is >> Read More... Mohnish Bahl ( actress Nutan’s son) and Ayesha Dutt (wife of Jacke Shroff) to start their career as a leading actor in Bollywood. Umesh quit filmmaking after 2002 and entered into TV production.

Pahlaj Nihalani Hindi Actor

Pahlaj Nihalani

Pahlaj Nihalani is a famous Bollywood movie producer as well as director, who has also been the most fortunate to take upon himself the title as the head of the Central Board of Film Certification of India, as well as the former President of the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers for 29 years until 2009. Nihalani can be described as a conservative person who believes that cussing in the big screen, as well as the A, rated films, must be banned. He was largely discussed and criticized upon the controversy of “lip-lock” scenes being censored in the film “Specter”. Although he affirms that it was necessary and was done completely according to the rules. This much-respected figure in the film industry basically started out as a producer. He has successfully produced seventeen films, which were all big hits. The first film that he produced was “Haathkadi” in the year 1982. He took box office hit after hit from here on. Most of the famous film stars such as Govinda, Chandey Pandey, etc. all came into the industry through Nihalani’s films. His films such as “Shola Aur Shabnam”, which was released in the year 1992 and “Aankhen”, were all huge box office hits. He is mainly recognized by these films. Nihalani was seen to make a cameo appearance in 2008, in the film “Halla Bol”, which was highly noted. His debut film as a director was “Avatar”, which was released in the year 2012. The film is starred by Govinda and Shatrughan Sinha along with Yashpal Sharma. The movie was released after three years of production, in the year 2015. Apart from the film industry, Nihalani has also been seen to take an interest in politics, keeping Narendra Modi as his idol. Prior to the 2014 elections, he had produced a YouTube video “Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi”. The works done by him have an exceptional quality to him, and with his morals, one can expect the best of films from him.


Ganesh Jain

Ganesh Jain is a major film producer in Bollywood. Venus Records and Tapes is a company that was founded by Ganesh along with his brothers Ratan, Girish, Champak, Umed, Ramesh, and Bhawar. He currently occupies the position of Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Ratan Jain, Champak Jain, Ramesh Jain, and Bhaswar Jain, are the Directors of the company. Girish Jain and Umed Jain are Board Members while Girish Jain is also the Digital Head of Venus Records and Tapes. The company was initially started to manufacture video cassettes in the early years of the 1980s. It was in 1992 that their business was diversified by venturing into film production. Since then, Venus Records and Tapes has gained the rights to many video, cable, satellite and audio shows. The first movie that was produced by this production and distribution company was Khiladi, in the year 1968. The company has produced movies such as Baazigar, 1993, which turned out to be a super hit. This movie was directed by Abbas-Mustan, the now famous director duo of Bollywood. It also starred Bollywood’s golden couple, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The company then produced Main Khiladi Tu Anari, in the year 1994, Yes Boss in 1997, and Mela in 2000. The West Side Story remake Josh was produced by Venus Records and Tapes in 2000. This movie turned out to be the 5th highest grosser of the year 2000 in Bollywood. Films such as Humraaz (1967), Baashah (1999) and Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality (2002) have also been produced by them. Akshaye Khanna starrers Hungama (2003), and Hulchul (2004) are projects of this production house. The 2005 blockbuster, Garam Masala, starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and, Paresh Rawal, was a venture of Venus Records and Tapes. Films such as Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam and De Dana Dan are also associated with this company. For the period of 2012 to 2013, Ganesh was given the position of the chairman of the Indian Music Industry (IMI) and the Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI).

Ganesh Jain Hindi Actor