Prakash Jha

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Date of Birth : 1953
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Mini Biography :
Prakash Jha Born and raised on his family’s farm in Champaran, Bihar, India in 1953, Jha did his schooling from Sainik School Tilaiya, earned Bachelors in Physics from Delhi University until deciding to work on the family farm in 1970. He moved to Bombay in 1972 to study at the Film & Television Institute of India, and has been making films independently since 1974.He is best known for the movies Damul, Mrityudand, and Gangaajal, and the television series Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. Many of his films are concerned with highlighting social evil. His most recent movie is Apaharan (2005) staring Ajay Devgan and Bipasha Basu.

He was married for a time to film actress Deepti Naval.

He fought, and lost, election to the Lok Sabha from his native Champaran in 2004. Abrar Alvi


Filmography :
As Director :

  1. Apaharan (2005)
  2. Gangaajal (2003)
  3. Rahul (2001)
  4. Dil Kya Kare (1999)
  5. The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997)
  6. Bandish (1996)
  7. Didi (1994)
  8. “Mungherilal Ke Haseen Sapne” (1990) TV Series
  9. Tribal Festival (1990)
  10. Katha Madhopur Ki (1989)
  11. Parinati (1989)
  12. An Expression (1988)
  13. Ek Aur Itihas (1987)
  14. Looking Back (1987)
  15. Parampara (1986)
  16. Damul (1985)
  17. Hip Hip Hurray (1984)
  18. May I Think, Sir? (1983)
  19. Shreevatsya (1983)
  20. Darpok Ki Dosti (1982)
  21. Faces After the Storm (1981)
  22. Pas de deux (1981)
  23. Ode to a Child (1979)
  24. Friends Together (1978)
  25. Rhythms of a Land and Its People (1976)

As Producer :

  1. Khoya Khoya Chand (2007) (producer)
  2. Dil Dosti Etc (2007) (producer)
  3. Apaharan (2005) (producer)
  4. The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997) (producer)
  5. Bandish (1996) (producer)
  6. Parinati (1989) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Apaharan (2005) (story)
  2. Gangaajal (2003) (screenplay)
  3. Dil Kya Kare (1999) (story)
  4. The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  5. Damul (1985)

As Editor :

  1. Gangaajal (2003)
  2. Dil Kya Kare (1999)
  3. The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997)
Nomination And Awards
Bangkok Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1998 Won Audience Award Best Feature Film – Asian Cinema
for: The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2006 Won Filmfare Award Best Dialogue
for: Apaharan (2005)

1985 Won Filmfare Award Best Film – Critics
for: Damul (1985)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Won Screen Best Dialogue
for: Gangaajal (2003)

Nominated Screen Best Director
for: Gangaajal (2003)

Best Story
for: Gangaajal (2003)

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

Technical Award Best Dialogue
for: Gangaajal (2003)

Best Screenplay
for: Gangaajal (2003)

Best Story
for: Gangaajal (2003)

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