Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla along with his brother, Mustan Burmawalla are a veteran director duo known for their stylized direction giving blockbusters like Baazigar, Race and Race 2 among others. Having their origins in Gujarat, Abbas and Mustan, along with their brother, Hussain Burmawalla were born into a family having furniture business. With an inclination towards films, they started their career as assistant directors for the film, Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978). After early works as editors and assistant directors, they directed their first Gujarati film, Sajan Tara Sambharna (1985), which was a hit. They also made their directorial debut in Bollywood with the film, Agneekaal (1990) followed by the first film in the successful Khiladi franchise, Khiladi (1992), which was a superhit. Their graph took a soar directing suspense thrillers and stylized action movies like Baazigar (1993), Soldier (1998), Baadshah (1998), Ajnabee (2001), Humraaz (2002), Aitraaz (2004), Race (2008) and Race 2 (2013) which were based on Hollywood films and were superhits. They also started their production house, Burmawalla Partners, which produced two films, Evano Oruvan (2007) and Life Partner (2008). Their latest project include directing the comedy drama film, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu (2015).