Kunal Kohli

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Kunal Kohli
Kunal kohli teri meri kahaani launch.jpg
Kunal Kohli at the launch of the promo of his movie Teri Meri Kahaani in 2012
Occupation director, screenwriter and producer
Spouse(s) Ravina Kohli
Children 1 (daughter)

Kunal Kohli (Hindi: कुनाल कोहली) is an Indian film director, producer, writer and chef, known for his works predominantly in Bollywood. He owns the production house Kunal Kohli Productions, and produced Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008).[1][2]

He then producedBreak Ke Baad(Break ke baad was directed by Danish Aslam) starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film is a romantic dramedy and was released in the later half of 2010. His second venture Hum Tum (2004), was one of the biggest hits of 2004 and established him as a director. Hum Tum won five Filmfare awards including Best Director for Kohli. He won against his mentor Yash Chopra who was nominated for Veer-Zaara.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Kunal Kohli is married to Ravina Kohli who was the director of Koffee with Karan and headed Yash Raj TV. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Radha.[5]



He started out as a film critic in the late 1990s and hosted the show Chalo Cinema on Zee TV. He also directed some music videos: Bally Sagoo's 'Mera Laung Gawacha', Kamaal Khan's 'Jaana', Bali Brahmabhatt's 'Tere Bin Jeena Nahin', Shiamak Davar's 'Jaane Kisne', Hema Sardesai's 'Bole Humse Kuch Na Gori' and Rajshri Music's 'Yeh Hai Prem', a song for Alisha Chinoy with Milind Soman. He directed about 24 music videos before moving to TV and films. He made his directorial debut with the television series Trikon.[6] He has made four movies for Yash Raj Films owned by famed director and producer, late Yash Chopra. His first film under their banner was Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) which did not fare well at the box office. It starred Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.

Fanaa, starring Aamir Khan and Kajol who made her comeback after a four-year break from the industry and earned her a Filmfare Best Actress award. It was released in May 2006. Fanaa became one of the biggest hits of 2006. This film was found controversial and was banned in the state of Gujarat due to protests against the lead actor Aamir Khan.[7] Kohli wrote, directed and co-produced the Yash Raj film Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rishi Kapoor and Amisha Patel. One of his latest projects "Phir Se..." was stuck in controversies involving allegations of plagiarism however the Supreme court had later on allowed the release of the film upon settlement between the parties which made him pay Rs. 25 lacs to Jyoti Kapoor, the plaintiff. Kunal has a three film contracts with Reliance Big Pictures involving financing, distribution and marketing. This contract is estimated to be worth Rs 1.50 billion.[8]


He judged the popular TV show Nach Baliye's second season for Star Plus; the show was a reality dance show and very popular in 2005. He has judged a children's reality show on Sony TV, Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka in 2005. In April 2014, it was reported that he would be the judge in NDTV's talent hunt show Ticket to Bollywood.[9]

Music videos[edit]

Year Album Music Video Other notes
1999 Yeh Hai Prem Yeh Hai Prem Trilogy


Year Film Director Release date
2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Himself 9 August 2002
2004 Hum Tum Himself 28 May 2004
2006 Fanaa Himself 26 May 2006
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic Himself 27 June 2008
2010 Break Ke Baad Danish Aslam 26 November 2010
2012 Teri Meri Kahaani Himself 22 June 2012

TV shows[edit]


  1. ^ Kunal Kohli is ready to act in movies – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (13 April 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  2. ^ Kunal Kohli slams Ayushmann Khurana – Rediff.com Movies. Rediff.com (9 November 2012). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  3. ^ Kunal Kohli – Kunal Kohli Biography. Koimoi.com. Retrieved on 29 October 2015.
  4. ^ Kunal Kohli supports Salman's stand on 'Bigg Boss' – IBNLive. Ibnlive.in.com (29 October 2013). Retrieved on 2015-10-29.
  5. ^ Olivera, Roshni K (10 May 2011). "Kunal Kohli adopts a baby girl". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Trikon (TV Movie 1990) – IMDb
  7. ^ "Gujarat ban on Aamir's Fanaa unlawful: NBA". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 30 May 2006. 
  8. ^ "kunal kohli production". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Kunal Kohli to judge the Talent show, Ticket to Bollywood". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "kunal kohli productions". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "kunal kohli production". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  12. ^ Back to roots: Kunal Kohli to judge another show on TV. India Today (29 April 2014). Retrieved on 29 October 2015.

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