Rajan Khosa

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Rajan Khosa is an Indian writer-director-producer who has worked between the UK, Europe and India for much of his career.

His most noteworthy film, Dance of the Wind (1997),[1] starring Kitu Gidwani in the lead role, won many national and International film awards, including Audience Award London Film Festival 1997, Public Prize & Best Actress Festival of 3 Continents 1997, Gold Plaque Chicago Festival 1998, Critics Week Venice Film Festival 1997, NETPAC Award Rotterdam Film Festival 1998, and Best Director British Asian Film Festival 1998.[2][3] The film was theatrically released in twenty five countries in 1998-2001 [4][5] However, it was commercially released in India, only in February 2008.[6]

His latest film Gattu, won praise and special mention from the children's jury at the 2012 Berlinale[7] and was named Best film at New York Indian Film Festival 2012 [8]

Biography[edit]

Rajan Khosa started his professional education at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and Royal College of Art (RCA) London and also spend a few years at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad[9][10]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Filmography Rajan Khosa at nytimes.com.
  2. ^ Dance of the wind Awards at IMDB
  3. ^ Dance of the Wind at NFDC
  4. ^ Dance with the Wind Preview radiosargam.com.
  5. ^ Release info imdb.com.
  6. ^ award-winning movie hits Indian screens Boolywood News, bollywoodworld.ca, 1 February 2008.
  7. ^ Rajan Khosa’s Gattu Awarded at Berlin DearCinema, DearCinema.com, 18 February 2012.
  8. ^ [1] DearCinema.com 28 May 2012.
  9. ^ Profile rajankhosa.com, Official website.
  10. ^ "Gattu". Children's Film Society, India CFSI. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Awards Wisdom Tree at imdb.com.
  12. ^ Rajan Khosa Awards imbd.com.
  13. ^ IANS. "Indian film Gattu wins special mention at 62nd Berlinale". India Today. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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Further reading[edit]

KOCIEJOWSKI, Marius. God's Zoo: Artists, Exiles, Londoners (Carcanet, 2014) contains a biographical chapter "The Burning of a Thread - Rajan Khosa, Film Director".