Nikhil Advani

Date of Birth : 28 April 1971
Birthname : NA
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Mini Biography :

He worked under Dharma Productions which was the production house of the late Yash Johar, father of Karan Johar. He was assistant to Karan Johar and was assistant director. He assisted him in his two directorial projects, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

He then went on to direct his first film under Dharma Productions, titled Kal Ho Naa Ho starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan. The film was the biggest hit of 2003 and firmly established him as a director. The film won six Filmfare awards, but lost out on the best director award.

Nikhil decided to make his next film without Dharma Productions. His script was ready but the film was delayed due to many of the actors dropping out the film. In October he announced the title of the film-Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love. The film has a huge star cast:- Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan, Vidya Balan, John Abraham, Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Shannon Esra and Anjana Zukhani.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) (assistant director)
  2. Made in China (2009) (pre-production)
  3. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
  4. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
  5. Mohabbatein (2000) (first assistant director)
  6. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) (assistant director) (uncredited)
  7. Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) (first assistant director)

As writer :

  1. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) (co-screenplay) (story)
  2. Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) (co-screenplay)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Won Special Award Distinction in Directorial Debut
for: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Nominated Screen Best Director
for: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Nominated Popular Award Best Debuting Director
for: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Best Director
for: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

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