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Subhash Ghai
Occupation:Director • Producer • Screenplay • Writer • Actor • Dialogue Writer • Editor • Music
Born:January 24, 1945
Birthplace:Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Spouse:Mukta Ghai
The showman of Bollywood, Subhash Ghai is one of the most prolific film directors and producers in Hindi cinema. An alumnus of the famed Film and Television Institute of India, Subhash Ghai in his illustrious career has delivered some of the biggest hits in Bollywood including Karz (1980), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Saudagar (1991), Trimurti (1995), Pardes (1997), and Taal (1999).

Having started his career in the film industry as an actor, he starred in films like Aradhana (1969) and Umang (1970), the actor-turned-director made his directorial debut with Kalicharan in 1976. Apart from a being a popular and one of the most successful directors, Subhash has also produced several films, including the National Award winner, Iqbal in 2006, under his production banner Mukta Arts Private Limited.

The multitalented veteran's contribution to Indian cinema goes beyond his work on and off the screen, his film school named Whistling Woods International Film and Media Institution, which is located in Mumbai, nurtures the aspiring young talent and help them establish a career in the film industry.
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Meghna Ghai Puri
Muskaan Ghai
Ashok Ghai
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  • Riteish was vacationing with Subhash Ghai in London, while the latter was shooting for Yaadein, which is when Riteish was spotted by cinematographer Kabir Lal, who offered him his first movie.
  • Personal Quotes (9)

  • "I want to make films the way I've made them all my life."
  • "I want to make my film, watch it, test it then release it."
  • "My process of movie making is through observation."
  • "I see the world around me and write stories that I feel will inspire."
  • "As you know, I have grown up seeing some hard times and therefore my characters remain deeply rooted in India."
  • "I like to write stories myself."
  • "I'm also a good student. I read and am in touch with the youth."
  • "Filmmaking is a democratic art. Like we have different faces, we have different sensibilities, which come across in our films."
  • "When you are the zenith you have the desire to move away from the run-of-the-mill fare and make a classic."
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