Lekh Tandon

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Lekh Tandon
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Born Lekh Faqeer Chand Tandon
(1929-02-13) February 13, 1929 (age 88)
Lahore, British India
Occupation actor, director
Years active 1947 - present
Children Nitin tandon, Gayatri tandon

Lekh Tandon (born 13 February 1929)[1] has directed numerous Bollywood movies and Indian TV Serials. Recently he has acted in movies such as Swades, Rang De Basanti, Chennai Express and Chaarfutiya Chhokare. He is brother of Urdu playwright Yograj Tandon.[2]


Lekh's father Faqeer Chand Tandon had studied with Prithviraj Kapoor at Khalsa High School, (Lyallpur, Punjab, British India), and had been friends. Prithviraj Kapoor inspired Lekh to work in Bollywood. Around same time, Lekh's brother Yograj was working as assistant director and secretary to Prithviraj Kapoor.

Lekh started as Assistant Director in Hindi movie industry in 1950s and became a director of several hit movies. Then he moved on to nascent TV scene and started directing TV Serials. His first offering was Phir Wahi Talash on Indian National TV Channel Doordarshan. Lekh is also credited with discovering Shahrukh Khan by casting him his TV serial Dil Dariya. He also directed TV serial Farmaan, broadcast on Doordarshan in early 90s.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]


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As TV Director[edit]

As Actor[edit]


  1. ^ Star Birthdays
  2. ^ "I am in love with movies". Indian Express. March 19, 1999. 
  3. ^ "Memories of the other side". The Tribune. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Best Screenplay Award". Filmfare Award Official Listings, Indiatimes. Archived from the original on April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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Legendary Bollywood Film Maker Lekh Tandon