Mansoor Khan

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Date of Birth : NA
Date of Death : NA

Mini Biography :
Mansoor Khan, son of film maker Nasir Hussain, made his directorial debut with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) which launched the career of his cousin Aamir Khan. The film, a soft Romeo-Juliet inspired romantic drama, was a huge success. Coming towards the end of a decade dominated by action-oriented films, Mansoor Khan’s directorial debut paved the way back for the musical romantic genre in Bollywood. The film made many careers: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Anand-Milind.

He followed this success four years later with Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), a teenage sports drama which was inspired by Breaking Away.[1]

Mansoor Khan’s last two films, Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) and Josh (1999), were moderately successful. Both movies, the first an almost identical screenplay to Kramer Vs. Kramer and the other an adaptation of West Side Story were outside productions with Mansoor just being a director. Josh was the only film out of all the films he directed that did not star Aamir Khan but instead had Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.

An engineering graduate, Mansoor Khan’s films have a soft human touch to them. A common thread running through all his films, apart from the long titles that is, is the theme of father-son relationship. Mansoor also has a good ear for music, and in the tradition of his father, the music in his films has always been highly appreciated.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Josh (2000)
  2. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
  3. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
  4. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

As writer :

  1. Josh (2000) (screenplay) (story)
  2. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) (written by)
  3. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) (screenplay) (story)
Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Popular Award Best Story
for: Josh (2000)

Direction
for: Josh (2000)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Josh (2000)

Best Film
for: Josh (2000)

1996 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

1989 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Screen Best Director
for: Josh (2000)

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