Kuku Kohli

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Kukku Kohli
Born
NationalityIndian
Other namesAvtar Kohli
OccupationDirector
Known forDirection
Notable work
Phool Aur Kaante, Anari No.1
Spouse(s)Aruna Irani
RelativesIndra Kumar (Brother-in-law)
Adi Irani (Brother-in-law)
Firoz Irani (Brother-in-law)

Kuku Kohli (born Avtar Kohli) is a director, writer, editor and screenwriter of Bollywood Films.[1] He was born in Peshawar. He is known to give Ajay Devgan his first break in Bollywood in the movie Phool Aur Kaante.Early in his career he worked under Raj Kapoor for many years where he learned his skills.[2] Mr. Kuku Kohli has been in the film industry for more than 30 years. He has assisted Mr. Raj Kapoor, Film Director and an acknowledged genius in the art of filmmaking in the films - Bobby, Prem Rog, and Satyam Shivam Sundaram.  He was the second unit director of the film BETAAB which was the launch pad of Sunny Deol & Amrita Singh and catapulted both into stardom as it was a golden jubilee film. Another film was ARJUN starring Sunny Deol & Dimple Kapadia, was a silver jubilee film. The action sequences of this film shot by Mr. Kohli are acclaimed to be among the best sequences ever shot.  He, then, directed “PHOOL AUR KAANTE” which achieved diamond jubilee status and made Ajay Devgan one of the most sought after stars of the country.  After this he directed “KOHRAAM” starring Dharmendra , Amrish Puri, Aneeta Raj & Aroona Irani. “SUHAAG” starring Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Karishma Kapoor, Nagma was again a golden jubilee. “HAQEEQAT” starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu, Amrish Puri, and Aroona Irani was critically acclaimed & was a hit all over. It was nominated in 7 categories including best director for the prestigious “FILMFARE AWARD”, Mr. Kohli was also nominated as the best director of the year for the same film for the Screen awards. His directorial venture was “ZULMI” starring Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Amrish Puri, Aroona Irani, Milind Gunaji etc. This film had also ran successfully everywhere. In partnership with Ms. Aroona Irani in 1998 he produced & directed “ANARI NO. 1” starring Govinda in a double role. This film was a huge success worldwide. Since then he had made “YEH DIL AASHIQANA”. Music maestros Nadeem-Shravan made a comeback into the industry with this film. This film was released in January 2002. Which celebrate Silver Jubilee again with new comer.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Aruna Irani.

Director[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuku Kohli". bollywoodhungama. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "New Talent, Old Virture". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 December 2012.