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24 January 1945|
Nagpur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
(Now in Maharashtra, India)
|Occupation||Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter|
Subhash Ghai (born 24 January 1945) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. His most notable films include Kalicharan (1976), Karz (1980), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Pardes (1997), Taal (1999), and Black & White (2008). In 1982, he started Mukta Arts Private Limited which, in 2000, became a public company, with Subhash Ghai as its executive chairman. In 2006, he received the National Film Award, for producing the social problem film Iqbal.
Subhash Ghai was born in Nagpur in a Punjabi family. His father was a dentist who practised in Delhi. Subhash did his higher secondary in Delhi and thereafter graduated in Commerce from Rohtak, Haryana. In 1963, he moved to Pune, Maharashtra, to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). In 1970, he married a girl from Pune named Rehana alias Mukta. Today, he lives in Mumbai with his wife, Mukta Ghai and daughters, Meghna Ghai Puri ans Muskaan Ghai. Meghna Ghai Puri is the President of Whistling Woods International, film and media institution in Mumbai set up by Subhash Ghai in 2006.
Ghai started his career in Hindi cinema as an actor with small roles in films including Taqdeer (1967) and Aradhana (1971). He was the male lead in the 1970s Umang, and Gumraah (1976). His directorial debut was the film Kalicharan (1976) which he obtained through a recommendation by Shatrughan Sinha. As of 2005[update], he had written and directed 15 movies.
In the 1980s and 1990s, he formed a collaboration with Dilip Kumar whom he directed in Vidhaata (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991), the latter for which he won the Filmfare Best Director Award. He introduced Jackie Shroff as a leading actor in Hero (1983) and directed Kapoor in Meri Jung (1985) for which he was nominated for a Filmfare Best Actor Award . He went onto frequently work with Shroff and Anil Kapoor, icasting them together in the films Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Trimurti (1995) which he had produced and was directed by Mukul S. Anand. His 1993 release Khalnayak starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Shroff featured the song "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai".
In 1997 he directed Pardes which starred Shahrukh Khan and introduced Mahima Chaudhry and Apoorva Agnihotri. In 1999 he directed Taal which starred Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor. Both Pardes and Taal were released internationally . His following films were Yaadein (2001) and Kisna (2005).
He then took a break from directing and turned producer with films including Aitraaz (2004), Iqbal (2005), 36 China Town (2006) and Apna Sapna Money Money (2006). In 2006, he set up his own film institute Whistling Woods International in Mumbai. The institute trains students in filmmaking: production, direction, cinematography, acting, animation. Ghai has done brief cameos in his directorial ventures.
After a three-year hiatus from directing, he returned in 2008 with Black and White released on 7 March 2008 and, later Yuvvraaj released in November 2008. A. R. Rahman stated in an interview that Ghai had asked him to use the words "Jai Ho" in a song.
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|1972||Bharat Ke Shaheed|
|1995||Trimurti||As a Producer|
|2003||Joggers' Park||As a Producer|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah||As a Producer|
|2004||Aitraaz||As a Producer|
|2005||Kisna: The Warrior Poet|
|2005||Iqbal||As a Producer|
|2006||36 China Town||As a Producer|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||As an Executive Producer|
|2006||Apna Sapna Money Money||As a Producer|
|2007||Good Boy, Bad Boy||As a Producer|
|2008||Black & White|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||As Producer|
|2014||Kaanchi: The Unbreakable|
- Profile Mukta Arts.
- Subhash Ghai unveils dream project IndiaFM, Monday, 27 March 2006.
- "Slumdog's 'Jai Ho' was composed for Yuvvraaj". OneIndia. 25 February 2009.
- “Subhash Ghai is the one who asked me..." The Times of India, 24 February 2009.
- Awards Internet Movie Database.
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