|Subhash Ghai Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 24, 1945|
Subhash Ghai is an Indian director, producer, actor, lyricist, music director, and screenwriter who had the Midas touch during the 1980s and 1990s and gave audiences such acclaimed films like Hero (1983), Karz (1980), Vidhaata (1982), Meri Jung (1985), Kalicharan (1976), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989), Vishwanath (1978), Saudagar (1991), Pardes (1997), Khalnayak (1993), and Taal (1999).
Nagpur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India (now in Maharashtra, India)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ghai earned a degree in commerce from an unspecified university in Rohtak, Haryana. He then attended the esteemed Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and graduated with a degree in cinema.
Director, Producer, Actor, Lyricist, Music Director, Screenwriter
- Siblings – Ashok Ghai (Brother)
- Others – Suzana Ghai (Niece) (Producer), Manini Kiran Ghai (Niece) (Actress)
5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Subhash Ghai has dated –
- Barkha Roy
- Mukta Ghai (1970-Present) – The Yaadein (2001) director married a woman named Mukta (previously called Rehana) in 1970. The couple is parents to 2 daughters named Meghna Ghai (adopted) and Muskaan Ghai.
Race / Ethnicity
However, his hair has turned salt-and-pepper due to his increasing age.
- He has made cameo appearances in most of his films.
- He changed the names of actresses he launched such that it would start with the letter ‘M’.
- Square face type
- Mole on the side of his face
Subhash Ghai Favorite Things
- Actor – Dilip Kumar
- Actress – Nutan
Source – Koimoi.com
Subhash Ghai Facts
- He had asked the supremely talented A. R. Rahman to compose a song with the words ‘Jai Ho’ for his film, Yuvraaj (2008). The resulting song was not included in the Salman Khan-starrer and instead ended up being used in Danny Boyle‘s sleeper hit, Slumdog Millionaire (2008). The song became a worldwide sensation and even won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.
- In 2006, Ghai opened the Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television and Media Arts with much fanfare. The institute offers training in various aspects of filmmaking like direction, production, cinematography, acting, and animation. Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter included the reputed institute on its list of ‘The Best Film Schools in the World’ in 2014.
- Inspired by John Lennon, he made (usually) the villains in his earlier films wear round glasses and a beard. Jaaved Jaaferi in Meri Jung (1985) and Anupam Kher in Karma (1986) are some of the instances of this.
- Ghai once stated that Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan were the only actors who treated him with respect irrespective of his career highs and lows. He went on to add that actors like Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, and Sanjay Dutt took him for granted even though he helped catapult them to fame.
- He was accused of s**ual assault in 2018 by a woman who had previously worked as his assistant. She alleged that Ghai spiked her drinks with drugs and ra*ed her at a hotel in Lonavala. The ace director vehemently denied the allegations.
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