Prakash Jha

About Prakash Jha

Who is it?: Director, Producer, Writer
Birth Day: February 27, 1952
Birth Place:  Patna, Bihar, India, India
Occupation: Film producer, director, screenwriter, actor
Years active: 1976-present
Spouse(s): Deepti Naval (1985-1989)
Children: Disha Jha
Website: Prakash Jha Productions

Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha was born on February 27, 1952 in  Patna, Bihar, India, India, is Director, Producer, Writer. Prakash Jha was born on February 27, 1952 in Patna, Bihar, India. He is a director and producer, known for Apaharan (2005), Gangaajal (2003) and The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997).
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Occupation Director
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 27, 1952 ( Patna, Bihar, India, India)
Birthday February 27
Town/City  Patna, Bihar, India, India
Nationality India

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He joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 1973, to do a course in editing. Midway through it, the institution was closed for while due to student agitation, so he came to Mumbai, started working, and never went back to complete the course.


While still midway through his course, he started working on films independently in 1974. He made his first documentary, Under the Blue, in 1975, and continued to do so for the next eight years.


He made his debut as a feature film Director with Hip Hip Hurray in 1984, scripted by Gulzar and starring Raj Kiran and Deepti Naval as leads. Next came the film he received most recognition for, Damul (1984), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie in 1985. The film was based on the bonded labour issue in Bihar.


In 1986, he directed Parinati, based on the story by Vijaydan Detha.


Prakash Jha is the chairman of Anubhooti, a registered society that has been working for cultural development, improvement of health care, disaster management and the upliftment of farmers and socio-economically backward people in Bihar since 1991.


Prakash Jha contested and lost the election to the Lok Sabha from his native Champaran in 2004. He again lost the election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 as Lok Janashakti Party candidate from West Champaran. He again contested in the 2014 elections as a JD(U) candidate from Paschim Champaran and lost, being second on the list.they had lot of respect and Desire for their followers....But he lost because of racialism.


Most recently, the organization has been working for flood survivors. After the Kosi flood on 18 August 2008, Anubhooti has provided complete relief to 6000 people since September 2008. Anubhooti has created a model village, Hindolwa village, for those the flood affected, and is working towards their complete rehabilitation. Anubhooti has provided relief to 5000 people for health care in Supaul district in Bihar.


In 2010, Jha directed Raajneeti, a contemporary take on the epic Mahabharata. It starred Ajay Devgan, Manoj Bajpai, Naseeruddin Shah, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar and Ranbir Kapoor, and was a critical and commercial success. His next venture was Aarakshan, which starred Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan Deepika Padukone and Prateik Babbar. In 2012, Jha's release Chakravyuh starred Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Kabir Bedi and Esha Gupta, and was released in Dussehra 2012. His next film Satyagraha (2013) starred Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn.

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