Sanjay Gupta (director)

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Sanjay Gupta
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Sanjay Gupta in 2010
Born Sanjay Gupta
(1969-10-23) 23 October 1969 (age 45)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Sanjay
Occupation director
Years active 1994–Present
Known for Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Shootout at Wadala (2013)
Home town Mumbai, India
Spouse(s) Anu Lekhi

Sanjay Gupta (born 23 October 1969) is a Bollywood writer-director. He is known for films such as Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994) and Kaante (2002),[1]and has often been accused of plagiarism and has also been involved in a number of controversies.[2]

Early life[edit]

He completed his studies at Palm Beach School at Nepean Sea Road and Sydenham College at Churchgate in Mumbai.


Gupta started his career with Aatish: Feel the Fire. Later he went to write and direct films including Ram Shastra, Khauff and Jung. The filming of Jung (2000), lasted over two years.[2] Gupta and producer Satish Tandon had a dispute about the release of the film, with Tandon pushing for a release while Gupta wanted Sanjay Dutt to re-dub some lines, which Dutt was refusing to do.[2]

While filming Kaante in the Los Angeles in 2001, the events of the 9/11 attack forced the film to relocate planned scenes from several areas that were then considered sensitive.[1] Commentators noted a similarity in Kaante to Quentin Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. Gupta says that he was inspired by a number of other films as well, including The Asphalt Jungle, The Killing, and the film that inspired Reservoir Dogs, City On Fire.[1]

Gupta's Zinda (2006) has been described as a unofficial remake of the Korean film Oldboy[3][4]

He also produced the films Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), Dus Kahaniyaan, and directed and co-produced Shootout at Wadala the sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala.


Year Film Director Producer Story
1994 Aatish: Feel the Fire Yes Yes
1995 Ram Shastra Yes Yes
1997 Hameshaa Yes Yes
2000 Jung Yes Yes
2000 Khauff Yes Yes
2002 Kaante Yes Yes
2003 Plan Yes Yes
2004 Musafir Yes Yes
2006 Zinda Yes Yes
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Yes Yes
Shootout at Lokhandwala Yes
2008 Woodstock Villa Yes
2010 Acid Factory Yes
Pankh Yes
2013 Shootout at Wadala Yes Yes Yes
2015 Jazbaa Yes
2016 Mumbai Saga Yes


  1. ^ a b c "Movies: An interview with Sanjay Gupta". Rediff. July 27, 2002. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Kanchana Suggu. "'I will not dub for Jung'". Rediff. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Rajinder, Dudrah,; Jigna, Desai, (2008-10-01). The Bollywood Reader. McGraw-Hill International. ISBN 9780335222124. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Dudrah, Rajinder and Desai, Jigna. 2008. The Bollywood Reader: The Essential Bollywood. Oxford University Press. pp. 6.

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