Sanjay Gupta

23 October 1969 | Scorpio

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Director

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Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

After coming to the limelight with Kaante, Sanjay Gupta continued to enthrall audiences with thrillers like Zinda and Shootout at Wadala. The director also turned producer for films like Acid Factory and Pankh.

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Biography

After coming to the limelight with Kaante, Sanjay Gupta continued to enthrall audiences with thrillers like Zinda and Shootout at Wadala. The director also turned producer for films like Acid Factory and Pankh. Sanjay attended the Palm Beach School on Napean Sea Road and soon after enrolled at Sydenham College. He started his career with the GP Sippy produced big budget venture, Aatish: Feel The Fire (1994), which didn’t do too well at the box office. Between 1995 and 2000, Sanjay Gupta also wrote and directed Ram Shastra (1995), Hameshaa (1997), Khauff (2000) and Jung (2000). Kaante (2002) was Sanjay Gupta’s big break, earning him a Filmfare nomination for Best Director, even though critics saw in it more than a passing resemblance of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Sanjay Gupta also wrote and directed noir films, Musafir (2004) and Zinda (2006), while also turning producer for Plan (2003) and Dus Kahaniyaan (2007). More success awaited him as co-producer with Balaji Telefilms on smash hits, Shootout At Lokhandwala in 2007 and Shootout At Wadala in 2013. His latest film is the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starred Jazbaa (2015), which also stars Irrfan Khan, Atul Kulkarni, Shabana Azmi and Jackie Shroff among others. He married designer Anu Lekhi in 1997 after a few years of courtship but the couple split up in 2003. In 2009, they sorted out their problems and re-married in a small ceremony. The couple is blessed with two children - son, Shivansh and daughter, Dalai.

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