(; born February 22, 1956) is an Indian American film producer
, professional tennis player, and chairman of Hyde Park Entertainment.
He is also a former tennis player and has represented India
on an international level. Amritraj has played in every major tennis tournament during his nine-year career including Wimbeldon and the United States Open. His brothers, Vijay Amritraj
and Anand Amritraj
, are also tennis players.
Amritraj has produced over 100 films, including Jeans
and Hollywood films such as Antitrust
, Walking Tall
, and Bringing Down the House
, which starred Steve Martin
and Queen Latifah
. Among his upcoming movies are projects based on Lee Falk
's comic strip characters Mandrake the Magician
and The Phantom
. Amritraj is also making The Other End of the Line
in collaboration with MGM Studios
and India's Adlabs
He has also produced a talent hunt programme for newcomers in the field of direction by the name of Gateway
. The programme airs on SPIX channel.
Amritaj sat on the board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund
(MPTF) for seven years. On Sunday, April 19, 2009, he and his wife Chitra were honored at a private ceremony held at MPTF's Wasserman Campus for their sponsorship of a residence at the Ray and Linda Stark Villa.