Prakash Jha Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Prakash Jha Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth February 27, 1952
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Hair Color Salt and Pepper

Prakash Jha is an Indian director, writer, and producer who is known for making films like Damul, Raajneeti, Gangaajal, Satyagraha, Chakravyuh, and many others. His film Damul won the National Award in the year 1985. Prakash makes multi-starrer films based on political issues. Two of his documentaries Faces After The Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002)have also won National Awards. He is also a producer and owns a production house called Prakash Jha Productions.

Born Name

Prakash Jha

Nick Name

Prakash

Prakash Jha during the promotion of his film Aarakshan in 2010.
Prakash Jha during the promotion of his film Aarakshan in 2010. (FIlmi Tadka / Wikimedia /CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

 Born Place

Bettiah, Bihar, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Prakash completed his education from Sainik School Tilaya and then from Kendriya Vidyalaya. He completed his graduation from  Ramjas CollegeDelhi University in BSc (Hons) Physics. Later on, he also joined the Film and Television Institute of India for a course in editing.

Occupation

Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actor

Family

  • Father – Shri Tej Nath Jha
  • Siblings – Prabhat Jha (Brother), Praveen Jha (Brother)
Prakash Jha at the promotions of the film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017
Prakash Jha at the promotions of the film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017 (Prakash Jha Productions / Instagram)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Prakash has dated –

  1. Deepti Naval (1985-2002) – Prakash and Deepti tied the knot in 1985 and they have an adopted daughter named Disha. They got divorced in the year 2002.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Prakash Jha at the screening of Bol Bachchan in 2012
Prakash Jha at the screening of Bol Bachchan in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Prakash Jha Favorite Things

  • Movies – Ashani Sanket (1973), Teesri Kasam (1966), Ankur (1973), Manthan (1976)

SourceThe Quint

Prakash Jha at Late Rajesh Khanna's prayer meet in 2012
Prakash Jha at Late Rajesh Khanna’s prayer meet in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Prakash Jha Facts

  1. He made his debut with the film Shree Vats in 1982 which was a documentary.
  2. He also acts in some of his films.
  3. Prakash was born in a family of zamindars.
  4. He quit college so that he could prepare for the UPSC exams.
  5. Prakash did not have a very good relationship with his parents as they did not want him to pursue film making.
  6. He first came to Mumbai to become a painter.
  7. While he was in college in Mumbai, he worked at a restaurant for INR 300.
  8. He has made several documentaries for Film Divison Of India.
  9. He made his first feature film in the year 1984 which was called Hip Hip Hurray.
  10. His film Damul won the National Award in 1985.

Featured Image By Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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