Director Subhash Ghai turned 72 today. He began his career in Bollywood with Nutan in Grahan (1970). Post some bit roles in movies like Aaradhana (1971) and performing the lead roles in Umang (1970) and Gumrah (1976), he debuted as a director with Kalicharan (1976). Since then there was no looking back. He went into screenplay writing as well as production. He has even composed a song in Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014). In 1982, he founded his own production company Mukta Arts. He founded the Whistling Woods International Film and Media Institution in the same year.
2006 saw him receiving the National Film Award for producing Iqbal. IIFA decided to give him the Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema (2015) Award. IIMUN also has him on their Honorable Board of Advisors. There has been a really striking thing about him and the movies he directed. Particular songs would have him playing a cameo. So, be it Ding dong… Hero (1983), Mujhe tumse hain kitne gile… Ram Lakhan (1989) or Palkhi mein hoke sawar chali re… Khalnayak (1993), he was always present onscreen. He also sang one or 2 lines of the songs.
Bollywood and Subhash Ghai:
Ja re ja o harjai… Kalicharan (1976)
Main 16 baras ki… Karz (1980)
Mohabbat yeh mohabbat… Hero (1983)
Zindagi har kadam… Meri Jung (1985)
Dil diya hai jaan bhi denge… Karma (1986)
O Ramji bada dukh dina… Ram-Lakhan (1989)
Imli ka boota… Saudagar (1991)
Choli ke peeche kya hai… Khalnayak (1993)
Dil deewana… Pardes (1997)
Taal se taal mila… Taal (1999)