Director Subhash Ghai is the only man who has been honoured with the title of Showman after Raj Kapoor. However, from past years Ghai hasn’t delivered any hit movie but he has the record of consecutive nine hits in the Hindi film cinema.
Today, the filmmaker is stepping into his 74th birthday so let’s take a look when he ruled in Bollywood with his outstanding movies spanning from 1982 to 1999.
1. Vidhaata (1982)
2. Hero (1983)
3. Meri Jung (1985)
4. Karma (1986)
5. Ram Lakhan (1989)
6. Saudagar (1991)
7. Khal Nayak (1993)
8. Pardes (1997)
9. Taal (1999)
Most of his movie stars Anil Kapoor in it and also he has worked with many Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Jackie Shroff, Dilip Kumar, Shammie Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, and many others.
In 2006, he received the National Film Award, for producing the social problem film Iqbal, in the same year he founded the Whistling Woods International film and media institution in Mumbai. In 2015, he received the IIFA Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
Subhash started his career with acting and later evolved as a director and writer.
Earlier, in an interview with Rajya Sabha TV, Ghai retorted that after passing out from FTII, he came to Bombay, but was not allowed to enter any studio as he was unknown. He then read self-help books and with the help of reading books, he entered the film industry. He even contested in the United Producers Filmfare and out of 5,000 participants, three people were selected in it, he, Rajesh Khanna and Dheeraj Kumar. While Kaka received a role soon after, Ghai received a role a year later.
We wish the multi-talented veteran star, a very happy birthday!