Ketan Mehta

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Ketan Mehta

Ketan Mehta

Ketan Mehta is a renowned Indian director known for his unconventional movies, documentaries and daily soaps. Some of his popular works include Maya Memsaab, Mangal Pandey: the Rising and Rang Rasiya.

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Ketan Mehta is a renowned Indian director known for his unconventional movies, documentaries and daily soaps. Some of his popular works include Maya Memsaab, Mangal Pandey: the Rising and Rang Rasiya. Mehta hails from Gujarat and graduated with a degree in Direction and Filmmaking from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Post graduation, he joined ISRO as a TV producer and travelled far and wide making short films and documentaries. He quit his job and stepped into the industry with two TV serials - Captain Vyom and Mr. Yogi. He then proceeded to direct films, his first venture being Bhavni Bhavai (1980), a Gujarati movie that brought him recognition and the National Award for the best film on National Integration. He went on to bag the same award once more for his film Sardar (1993), which was a biopic on the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He then stepped into Bollywood and directed Holi (1984), Mirch Masala (1985), Hero Hiralal (1988), Maya Memsaab (1992), Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (1995) and Aar Ya Paar (1997). Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) is one of his most memorable movies. His last film was Rang Rasiya (2014) that was based on the life of the 19th century painter, Ravi Raj. His upcoming film is also a biopic, based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi, titled Manjhi - The Mountain Man. Mehta’s movies are based on a myriad of themes like comedy, satire, romance, violence and rebellion. He currently resides in Mumbai and he’s married to actress Deepa Sahi.

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