Filmmaker Prakash Jha’s Birthday

Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha

Filmmaker Prakash Jha celebrated his 67th birthday today. He is not only a producer-director, but he is also an actor and screenwriter. He has made socio-political movies like Aarakshan (2011), Apaharan (2005), Chakravyuh (2012), Damul (1984),  Gangaajal (2003),  Mrityudand (1997), Raajneeti (2010) and Satyagraha (2013). He has also made documentaries like Faces After the Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002), which won National Film Awards.

He was a Physics B.Sc. (Honors) Student, but left college after one year. He came to Mumbai to become a painter. He almost joined J J School of Arts. However, he witnessed the shooting of Dharma (1973) and got inspired to make movies. He began with a course in editing at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, the same year. Due to students’ agitation, he could not complete the course. He came back to Mumbai to begin work in Bollywood and did not return to complete the course.

A Scene from Mrityudand
A Scene from Mrityudand

Bollywood and Prakash Jha: Some songs featured in his movies are:

Kehdo ik baar Sajna… Mrityudand (1997),

Tum bin man ki baat adhuri… Mrityudand (1997),

Rasiya man basiya… Gangaajal (2003),

Aayiye… Apaharan (2005),

Mora Piya… Raajneeti (2010),

Zara short mein batlao na… Aarakshan (2011),

Aiyo Piyaji… Chakravyuh (2012),

Cheen ke lenge apna haq… Chakravyuh (2012),

Raske bhare tore naina Sawariya… Satyagraha (2013)

Prakash Jha With Mohan Joshi, Madhuri Dixit and Ayub Khan
Prakash Jha With Mohan Joshi, Madhuri Dixit and Ayub Khan (Mrityudand)


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