Dhaval Gada

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Dhaval Gada
Born (1989-11-03) 3 November 1989 (age 28)
Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Producer
Parent(s)

Dhaval Jayantilal Gada (born 3 November 1989), is an entrepreneur, Indian film and television producer. He is the son of Jayantilal Gada, founder of Popular Entertainment Network(PEN) India Ltd.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dhaval was born in Mumbai, India to Hansa Gada and Hindi film producer Jayantilal Gada, founder of PEN India Ltd. He did his schooling from Pinewood International (Panchgani) and then completed his studies in Mumbai. Right from his childhood, Dhaval has been influenced by Indian cinema and Formula 1 racing, both of which he is very passionate about. Dhaval Gada’s role model is his father Jayantilal and was the inspiration that led Dhaval to open his own production house (Dhaval & Guroudev Productions). “I wanted to carve my own identity before stepping into my father’s shoes, as both of us strongly believe that we should first deserve and then desire,” says the young Turk, who is pursuing his dream of taking forward the family company, as well as reaching new heights with his TV production house. As passionate as he is about film making and his television ventures, Gada is also equally fond of Formula 1 racing. In fact, inspired by Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, Gada took up racing at age 11. He pursued his passion for car racing and continued to make his mark in the racing industry from age 12 by winning the JK Tyre 1st runner up of Indian National Championship in F4 (Go-kart) racing. In 2012 Volkswagen offered Gada the opportunity to be the inaugural racer for their F1 racing team . His passion for cars and car-racing remains intact even after becoming a producer in Bollywood and television industry.

Career[edit]

Movies[edit]

(l-r)Dhaval Gada with actors Ravi Kishan, Shahrukh Khan and his father Jayantilal Gada.

Dhaval Jayantilal Gada took over PEN India Ltd on November 3, 2014, becoming the youngest producer in the Bollywood film industry. Dhaval has since then produced and co-produced several well-known films under the PEN India Ltd. banner, including Kahaani and It’s Entertainment, establishing himself as a producer in the entertainment industry.

Television[edit]

Besides taking charge of PEN India Ltd, Dhaval also formed his own company, Dhaval & Guroudev Productions that produces television soaps. He entered the television industry in 2014 with UDANN which recorded the highest TRPs. Popularly known as Udaan Sapnon Ki, the Indian television drama show premièred on August 18, 2014, and airs onColors TV channel. The show, jointly produced by Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is aimed to highlight the issue of bonded labour in Indian villages and carries an important social message. Gada’s second television venture is Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane, starring popular TV stars Ram Kapoor and Gurdeep Punj. that premièred March 23, 2015 on Sony Entertainment Television. The show was conceptualised by Bhatt.

Filmography[edit]

No Movie Name Release Date Role
1 Yeh Mera India Aug 28, 2009 Producer
2 Spanish Beauty/A Beautiful Wife Nov 26, 2010 Executive Producer
3 Kaalo Dec 17, 2010 Executive Producer
4 Kahaani Mar 9, 2012 Executive Producer
5 Issaq Jul 26, 2013 Producer
6 Singh Saab The Great Nov 22, 2013 Co-Producer
7 Mahabharat Dec 27, 2013 Producer
8 Entertainment Aug 8, 2014 Co-Producer
9 Rang Rasiya / Colors of Passion Nov 7, 2014 Co-Producer
10 P Se PM Tak May 29, 2015 Producer / Presenter
11 Singh Is Bliing Oct 2, 2015 Producer / Presenter
12 Rajini Murugan Jan 14, 2016 Producer
13 Si3 Feb 9, 2017 Producer
14 Commando 2 March 3, 2017 Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gupta, Priya (2014-11-30). "Jayantilal Gada: I feel proud that today I am making films with the same stars whose video cassettes I sold at one time". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-24.