Rajkumar Gupta

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Rajkumar Gupta

Rajkuman Gupta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Starting as an associate director on Black Friday in 2004, he went on to write and direct films like Ghanchakkar, Aamir and the blockbuster, No One Killed Jessica, which was nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.

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Rajkuman Gupta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Starting as an associate director on Black Friday in 2004, he went on to write and direct films like Ghanchakkar, Aamir and the blockbuster, No One Killed Jessica, which was nominated for Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Script. Career: Rajkumar Gupta got his first break as an associate director to Anurag Kashyap on Black Friday. He then assisted the same director in his next outing, No Smoking, in 2007. Rajkumar Gupta’s first film was Aamir, which was made on a shoestring budget and shot guerilla style on the streets on Mumbai. The movie won critical acclaim and catapulted Rajkumar Gupta into the league of upcoming directors. Rajkumar Gupta then spent time writing the script for Barah Aana. He followed this up by writing and directing No One Killed Jessica, which was based on the Jessica Lall murder case. The movie won the hearts and minds of the audience, besides bagging a whole host of awards and nominations. In 2013, Rajkumar Gupta changed tack by writing and directing a comedy, Ghanchakkar. However, the movie, starring Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi, couldn’t cut it at the box office and was a low grosser. Personal Life: Rajkumar Gupta was born in Hazaribagh in 1976. He attended high school at Delhi Public School, Bokaro and attended college at Ramjas College. He now resides in Mumbai.

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