Subhash Ghai Biography
Subhash Ghai is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. 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) and Taal (1999). He launched 'Mukta Arts', a film production company in 1982, and is known as the "showman" of Bollywood, for making epic films that portray grandeur and a very rich theme.
Mr. Ghai has written and directed 16 motion pictures out of which 13 have been declared as the biggest blockbusters of its time. He started his production company in 1978 as a partnership concern to begin with, then formed a private limited company known as Mukta Arts Pvt. Ltd. in 1982 and produced many blockbusters under the company which is, till date, one of the leading production houses in film making in India.
He introduced many new talents and groomed them into stars, such as Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Jaaved Jaffrey, Saroj Khan, Manisha Koirala, Mahima Chaudhary, Isha Shravani, Antonia Bernath, Shreyas Talpade, Anurag Sinha and more. He has also introduced many technicians and immensely contributed to the development of Indian cinema.
In 2007, he was given a National Award as producer of the film ‘Iqbal’ which won the Best Film Award on social issues. He was further selected as a final round jury member for the International Emmy Awards 2007.