(born 24 January 1945 in Nagpur
) is an Indian film director
. His most notable films include Kalicharan
(1983), Meri Jung
(1997) and Taal
(1999). He launched 'Mukta Arts', a film production company in 1982, and is known as the "showman" of Hindi Cinema, for making epic films that portray grandeur and a very rich theme.
Subhash Ghai belongs to a Punjabi family. Born to a dentist father who practised in Delhi
, Subhash did his Higher secondary in Delhi, and thereafter graduated in Commerce from Rohtak
. Mukta Arts
. Next he moved to Pune
to join the Film and Television Institute of India
(FTII). After attaining a diploma, he started working in the Indian film industry in 1970.
He started his career in Hindi cinema
as an actor with small roles in six films, like Taqdeer
(1967), followed by Aradhana
(1969). He was the male lead in the 1970 film Umang, which did not do well at the box office and Gumraah (1976) with Reena Roy and Danny. His directorial debut was the film Kalicharan
(1976) which he obtained through a recommendation by Shatrughan Sinha
was one of the biggest hits of its time. As of 2005, he has written and directed 15 movies out of which 13 were highly successful. In 1982, he started Mukta Arts Private......