Prakash Jha

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Birthday
27, 1952
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
India

About

Famous for directing and producing the hit Hindi political thriller Raajneeti (2010) and the National Film Award-winning crime movie Apaharan (2005), he is also notable for his work on the acclaimed documentary features Sonal (2002) and Faces After the Storm (1984).

Before Fame

After abandoning his physics coursework at Ramjas College, Delhi University, he pursued a career as a painter and then briefly studied at the Film and Television Institute of India.

Trivia

In 2004, 2009, and 2014, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Indian Lok Sabha (lower parliamentary house).

Family Life

Over the course of his nearly two-decade marriage to prolific Hindi film actress Deepti Naval, he raised an adopted child named Disha.

Associated With

Ajay Devgan starred in Gangaajal, a 2003 action movie directed by Jha.