Mehul Kumar

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Mehul Kumar
Born (1949-07-01) 1 July 1949 (age 70)
OccupationFilmmaker, producer, writer
Years active1977-present

Mehul Kumar is an Indian filmmaker, film director, producer and writer in Bollywood.


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 Krantiveer: 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.


Year Title Language Notes
2010 Krantiveer: The Revolution Hindi Also writer of screenplay, story and dialogues
2004 Jaago Hindi Also Producer
2002 Kitne Door Kitne Paas Hindi Also producer, writer of screenplay and story
1999 Kohram Hindi Also Producer
1997 Mrityudaata Hindi Also writer of screenplay and story
1997 Lahu Ke Do Rang Hindi Also writer of screenplay and story
1994 Krantiveer Hindi Also Producer
1993 Aasoo Bane Angaarey Hindi
1992 Tirangaa Hindi Also Producer
1991 Paap Ki Aandhi Hindi
1991 Meet Mere Man Ke Hindi
1989 Na-Insaafi Hindi
1989 Jung Baaz Hindi Also story writer
1989 Asmaan Se Ooncha Hindi
1989 Nafrat Ki Aandhi Hindi
1987 Marte Dam Tak Hindi
1986 Sayba Mora Gujarati
1986 Ujali Meraman Gujarati
1985 Bhauji Maay Maithili
1985 Meru Malan Gujarati
1985 Preet Na Karsho Koi Gujarati
1984 Love Marriage Hindi
1984 Hiran Ne Kanthe Gujarati
1983 Dhola Maru Gujarati Also writer
1983 Marad No Mandvo Gujarati
1982 Anokha Bandhan Hindi
1982 Dholi 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
1981 Ranchandi Gujarati
1979 Rajputani Gujarati
1978 Kanchan Ane Ganga Gujarati
1977 Chandu Jamadar Gujarati
1977 Janam Janam Na Saath Gujarati

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