Joy Fernandes is known as writer and actor in Bollywood. He is known for his ability to deal with new actors and training them, grooming them for the TV and Film industry. Born in 1970, he was good in studies. He did his graduation from Mumbai University. He did his B.Sc from this university. Later when he wanted to get a hold in writing, he also did Masters in Arts (M.A), in English literature. While his Bollywood journey ended up in interesting movies like Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003), most of his films are low budget and multi-starrer movies.

His movie Paanch (2003) comes into the same category. In 2008, he also did a movie by name Dasvidaniya. In addition to movies, he made an exceptional contribution into writing for plays and skits. He had produced, written and directed Takadoom Takadish, Chotu Speaking, Full of Joy, and Chotu. Joy is well known for grooming upcoming actors for TV industry. He conducted number of workshops in order to train multiple candidates on making films and short film. His role in "A Midsummer night’s dream" is much appreciated and well received.

He got popular with this role. He worked with Indian Cinema's known personalities like Naseeruddin Shah, Rajat Kapoor and others. He is also very often called to conduct events organized by corporate companies. In most of the instances, he writes, directs small skits basis comedy themes for these events. His role in movie " No Smoking" stayed entertaining.

Courtney Stephens Hindi Actress

Courtney Stephens

Courtney Stephens is an American film-maker and based in Los Angeles. Courtney Stephens is also a photographer and was a writer working between Los Angeles and Kolkata in 2013. She has got a degree from MFA American Film Institute (2009) and even has a  university degree of New Delhi(2005) in Philosophy.  Later on, she has been an assistant to filmmaker Terrence Malick for ‘Tree of Life’ and his next film ‘To The Wonder’. One of her thesis film ‘’Equestrian Sexual Response” for which she has been a screenwriter was nominated for Student Academy in 2010, Later on, Courtney also added the new title of writer and director in her movie credits that describe jobs few people only understand.  In 2013, she became a writer to a short documentary ‘Sacred Clay’ which was commissioned by Temple University. The filmmaker also has crafted a path for her as a filmmaker by writing screen credits for an animation documentary film titled ‘Contributions Of Female Explores.' Overall, she has been a screenwriter for a couple of few documentaries. Courtney had later landed her a role in a Bengali biopic drama, Tutu Sinha’s ‘The Light — Swami Vivekananda’ in 2013. She also has written a film ‘Equestrian Sexual Response’ which was directed by Zeke Hawkins; this film was a product of the American Film Institute Conservatory, which had cinematography by Martim Vian.  Courtney had handled the subject of the film on a topic of sexual discovery with tact and respectful insight for the younger generation, long  that and the  whole plot was narrated in a tender manner. This Los Angeles film-maker also had tried to make a traveler film in Kolkata and the film was an hour took into account the travel diaries of many travelers. The film was a project supported by Satyajit Ray Film and Television institute, the University of Pennsylvania Film Archives and Kew Gardens, London. She is equally strong as a filmmaker for different documentaries which has the name  of Courtney Stephens as a screenwriter.

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Kausar Munir

Kausar Munir is a prominent Bollywood screen writer and lyricist. She was born and raised up in Bandra, Mumbai in India. Music and songs has always been her passion. She studied at Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where she took an English Literature course. After her studies, she wrote documentaries until television happened to her and wrote in Sony TV’s Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Films happened to her by chance, when director Vijay Krishna Acharaya, who was the script writer of Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, offered her to work in the lyrics of the song Falak Tak Chal Saath Mere for his directorial film, Tashan in 2008. After this, she wrote for a song in the Hindi romance film, Anjaana Anjaani in 2010 and then, she received a call from Habib Faisal, who helmed the romantic thriller film, Ishaqzaade, and asked her to write a song for the film. The song Pareshaan received positive response and was acclaimed by the critics. In 2012, Kausar penned the lyrics of the songs Mashallah and Saiyaara in Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. In the same year, she co-penned the songs in the Bollywood romantic film, Ajab Gazabb Love. She went on to write lyrics for successful films such as Nautanki Saala!, Ishkq in Paris, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Bullett Raja and Dhoom: 3 in the year 2013. Kausar penned the lyrics of the song Photocopy in the very successful Salman Khan-starrer, Jai Ho in 2014. In the same year, she worked in Syed Ahmad Afzal’s Youngistaan and David Dhawan’s highly successful action comedy film, Main Tera Hero. She also wrote the lyrics of the songs Rabba, Raat Bhar and Tabah in Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff’s debut film, Heropanti. This 2015, she penned seven songs from Amit Sharma’s Tevar and R. Balki’s Shamitabh. Kausar also penned the lyrics and dialogues of the blockbuster comedy-drama film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, with Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhorta in the lead roles and the action thriller film, Phantom, helmed by Kabir Khan. Because of her great contribution to many successful films, she was awarded the Best Lyricist Award several times. Kausar was first married to the late Bollywood actor, Nirmal Pandey, but they had a divorce in the year 2000. In 2001, she got married again to Naveen Pandita, with whom she bears a child named Sophie Pandita. A lyricist, a hands-on mother and a housewife; this multi-tasker is also the language consultant of the very popular comedy drama film, English Vinglish.

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Kausar Munir Hindi Actress