||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2012)|
|Mehul Kumar Original Name Mohammed Baloch|
July 1, 1949 |
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Filmmaker, producer, writer|
Mehul Kumar’s directorial debut was a bilingual Hindi - Gujrati film Janam Janam Na Saathi (1977) (Gujrati) and Phir Janam Lenge Hum (Hindi). This movie was produced by Aamir Khan's father Tahir Hussain. After the success of Janam Janam Na Saathi Mehul Kumar directed a series of super hit Gujrati Films. Over the years he directed eighteen Gujrati movies majority of them being super hit. Mehul Kumar then started off with his second Hindi project Anokha Bandhan (1982). After that he directed many hit movies with actors like Dharmendra, Jeetandra, Anil Kapoor, Meenasakshi, Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Shatrugan Sinha, Mehmood, Firoz Khan and many more.
Then came Mehul Kumar's blockbuster golden jubilee hit Marte Dam Tak (1987) which starred Raj Kumar, Govinda and Farah. After the success of Marte Dam Tak came Jungbaaz, Nafrat ki Aandhi and a string of back to back films in the '80s. In the '90s he made super hit cult films like Tirangaa starring Raj Kumar and Nana Patekar (1992).Then followed Krantiveer (1993) based on the Mumbai Riots. Krantiveer reached a whole another success level and also gave Nana Patekar a National Award for his performance.
After Krantiveer, Mehul Kumar then directed ABCL’s debut venture Mrityudaata (1997) which Amitabh Bachan's comeback film after five years. Which flopped at the box-office. He brought Nana Patekar and Amitabh Bachchan together in Kohram (1999). Although the film flopped, it is still remembered till date for its amazing casting. As this was the first time where these two great actors shared the screen space. He made Kitne Door Kitne Paas (2002), which fared well. His next film Jaago (2004) was based on a real life incident and was one of the first films to make the people aware of the deadly disease of rape.
He has also produced some of his films like Tirangaa (1992), Krantiveer (1993), Kohram (1999) and Jaago (2004).
His latest film was Kranitveer The Revolution in 2010. It was a sequel to the highly successful award winning Krantiveer (1993). Where he also introduced his daughter Jahan Bloch.
Kumar has worked with some of the most noted film actors in Bollywood, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor. Some of his famous works include Tiranga, Krantiveer, Kohram.
|2010||Krantiveer: The Revolution||Hindi||Also writer of screenplay, story and dialogues|
|2002||Kitne Door Kitne Paas||Hindi||Also producer, writer of screenplay and story|
|1997||Mrityudaata||Hindi||Also writer of screenplay and story|
|1997||Lahu Ke Do Rang||Hindi||Also writer of screenplay and story|
|1993||Aasoo Bane Angaarey||Hindi|
|1991||Paap Ki Aandhi||Hindi|
|1991||Meet Mere Man Ke||Hindi|
|1989||Jung Baaz||Hindi||Also story writer|
|1989||Asmaan Se Ooncha||Hindi|
|1989||Nafrat Ki Aandhi||Hindi|
|1987||Marte Dam Tak||Hindi|
|1985||Preet Na Karsho Koi||Gujarati|
|1984||Hiran Ne Kanthe||Gujarati|
|1983||Dhola Maru||Gujarati||Also writer|
|1983||Marad No Mandvo||Gujarati|
|1982||Kanchan Aur Ganga||Hindi|
|1982||Maa Vina Soona Sansar||Gujarati|
|1982||Naseeb No Khel||Gujarati|
|1981||Gamdani Gori||Gujarati||Also writer|
|1981||Garvi Naar Gujaratan||Gujarati|
|1978||Kanchan Ane Ganga||Gujarati|
|1977||Janam Janam Na Saath||Gujarati|