Subhash Ghai is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. His most notable works include Maeri (1976), Karz (1980), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Pardes (1997), Taal (1999), and Black & White (2008). He is also a part of the Hon. Board of Advisors of IIMUN.
Real Name: Subhash Ghai
Nickname: Showman, Dream Merchant
Professions: Film Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Music Director
Date of Birth: 24 January 1945
Age (as in 2018): 73 Years
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
College/University: Film and Television Institute of India
Educational Qualification: Graduation In Commerce From Rohtak, Haryana
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Listening to Music
Favorite Singer: Asha Bhosle, A. R. Rahman
Physical Stats & Features
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 85 kg
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Film (Director): Kalicharan (1976)
Film (Producer): Aitraaz (2004)
Film (Actor; Supporting Role): Taqdeer (1967)
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse: Rehana alias Mukta Ghai
Daughters: Meghna Ghai Puri (President of Whistling Woods International Institute), Muskaan Ghai
Some Interesting Facts About Subhash Ghai
- His father was a dentist who practised in Delhi.
- In Umang and Gumraah, he played the male lead role.
- In 1982, he launched ‘Mukta Arts’, his film production company and has produced many movies under its banner since then.
- Ghai even recieved honor from President with a national award for making an anti-terrorism picture, ‘Karma’ in 1986.
- He also introduced Jackie Shroff; making him the lead actor in “Hero” (1983) and assisted actors like Anil Kapoor in uplifting their career.
- One of his most notable film was ‘Iqbal’ in 2006, for which he even recieved the National Film Award.
- AR Rahman stated in an interview that the ‘Jai Ho’ song hummed by him in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ that won him the coveted Oscar was initially Ghai’s idea as he had asked Rahman to use the words “Jai Ho” in a song.