Rakesh Ranjan Kumar

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Rakesh Ranjan Kumar
Rakesh Ranjan Kumar in 2011
OccupationDirector, writer
Years active1995–present

Rakesh Ranjan Kumar is an Indian film director and writer. He directed Dear Friend Hitler which was premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2011. It was described by Duane Byrge as inept, "contrived" and "uber-awful" in The Hollywood Reporter.[1]

Kumar has a post-graduate degree in Hindi Literature from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He participated in several stage plays as director, writer, actor including productions such as Oedipus, Punch Light, Sakharam Binder, Jaati Hi Poocho Sadhu Ki, Holi, Antigone, and West Side Story. He also produced and directed TV serials such as Zameer for DD1 in partnership with Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts.[citation needed]

He started his filming career as a writer with the Hindi writer Manohar Shyam Joshi and the filmmakers Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Kashyap and Abhinav Kashyap.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Byrge, Duane. "Dear Friend Hitler: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  2. ^ Kumar, Rakesh Ranjan. "director". Amrapali Media Vision Pvt. Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-06-14.
  3. ^ Kamra, Diksha (12 December 2010). "Filmi campus connection". Times of India.
  4. ^ Kamra, Diksha (19 December 2010). "Rakesh likes 'crowd' on the sets". Times of India.

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Rakesh Ranjan Kumar on IMDb