Prakash Jha

27 February 1952 | Pisces

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Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha is an acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker. Known for his socio-political themed movies and documentaries, Prakash has won eight National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards among various other national and international Film awards, honors, and nominations.

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Prakash Jha is an acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker. Known for his socio-political themed movies and documentaries, Prakash has won eight National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards among various other national and interNational Film awards, honors, and nominations. Career - Prakash started his filmmaking career by documenting various social and political causes of Bihar. His documentary on Bihar sharif riots, Faces After Storm (1984) won him the National Film award for Best Non-Feature Film, which is his first ever recognition. His feature film debut, Hip Hip Hurray (1984) was a moderate success. His next, National Film award winning drama film Damul (1984) is considered his most notable work till date. In the 2000s, he moved to mainstream cinema and made successful films like Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2005), and Raajneeti (2010). He has also produced commercially successful films like Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011). Prakash’s films have been lauded for their approach and dramatization of real-life incidents. As a result, many of his movies are mired in superficial controversy. His last directed movie was Satyagraha. As a producer, his Crazy Cukkad Family failed to do any business at the Box Office. Prakash entered politics in 2004, but failed to gather any seat in any of the elections that he contested. He is also a social worker and owns a consumer mall in Patna. Personal Life - Prakash was born in Bihar. Originally a college dropout, Prakash tried his hand at Physics but moved to Mumbai to pursue full-time filmmaking. He was briefly married to popular Bollywood actress Deepti Naval, with whom he has an adopted daughter.

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