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Nikkhil Advani
Director • Screenplay • Writer • Producer
Born: April 28, 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
A well-known Indian producer, director and screenwriter Nikkhil Advani started his career as an Assistant director with Sudhir Mishra`s Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin in 1996. He subsequently started working under Dharma Productions and assisted Karan Johar in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001). Advani went on to direct his first film under Dharma Productions in 2003, which was the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Kal Ho Naa Ho, which established him as a brilliant director in the industry and also won several Filmfare awards. His second venture as a director was Salaam-E-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007), after which he directed Chandni Chowk to China (2009). Unfortunately, both of these films did not do well at the box office.

The year 2011, saw the inception of Emmay Productions which Advani started with Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, after the release of Patiala House. His first venture under Emmay productions was D-Day (2013). Since then, he has been a part of films like Hero (2014), Katti Batti (2015), Airlift (2016) and Lucknow Central (2017), Bazaar (2018), Batla House (2019), Marjaavaan (2019) and Indoo Ki Jawani (2020). His 2021 project includes the Netflix film Sardar Ka Grandson, Bell Bottom and Satyameva Jayate 2.
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Suparna Gupta
Keya Advani
Monisha Advani
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Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway
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Bell Bottom
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Indoo Ki Jawani
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Baazaar (Exclusively For Women)

Did You Know? (3)

  • Nikkhil Advani has assisted Sudhir Mishra and co-wrote the screenplay (with Sudhir Mishra and Shivkumar Subramaniam) of the movie Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996).
  • Nikkhil Advani has directed India's first stereoscopic 3D animation film, Delhi Safari, which was released in October 2012.
  • Nikkhil Advani had planned to make a movie on Operation Blue Star, a military operation ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in order to take control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, which was occupied militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. However, in May 2017 he announced he has shelved the idea citing the controversy surrounding the operation.
  • Personal Quotes (2)

  • "People are intimately bound up with the diversity of life on Earth."
  • "As our planet faces seemingly insurmountable odds, we must find new ways to survive and thrive together."
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