Vikram Dhillon

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Vikram Dhillon
Born Vikram Dyal Dhillon
(1973-09-05) September 5, 1973 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Director, Producer, Actor, Television Presenter, CEO of Eyeline Entertainment
Parent(s) Dyal Singh Dhillon
Harcharan Kaur Dhillon
Relatives Virikshat Dhillon (Brother)
Vekeana Dhillon (Sister)
Puneet Sira (Brother-in -law)

Vikram Dhillon (born September 5, 1973) is an Indo-Canadian film producer, director, actor and a former VJ.

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

Vikram Dhillon directed a Punjabi feature film titled Pinky Moge Wali starring Neeru Bajwa, Geeta Zaildar and Gavie Chahal, released September 28, 2012.[1] Dhillon is a partner with Puneet Sira in Eyeline Entertainment, a production company which has several feature films in development and pre-production slated for 2013 and 2014.[2]

Vikram Dhillon began his career as a VJ for Rupert Murdoch’s Channel V (Star TV)[3] where he hosted the shows V Challenge, Cool Maal and Late Night V. Dhillon went on to produce and direct series for the channel such as The Chair, Chat Room and Cool Maal.[citation needed]

The feature film documentary Bollywood Bound (2003)[4][5][6] (Canadian National Film Board) followed the lives of Vikram Dhillon, Vekeana Dhillon, Neeru Bajwa and Ruby Bhatia as Indo-Canadians in Bollywood. The film premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2003.[citation needed]

Dhillon continued his work as a producer with Jataka Tales for Japanese television, Sanatta, a horror series, I Like an interview based series for B4U Music. He went on to produce a talk show called Take One for Geo tv in Dubai.[citation needed]

Dhillon has directed a series of commercials for the Society Magazine which he also produced. Dhillon produced and directed Music Videos for bands such as Mantra,[7][8] and Signia. Independently, he’s produced and directed Corporate Videos and AVs for Idea Cellular, Magna Publishing Co. and Consulate General of Canada (Mumbai).[citation needed]

Dhillon produced and directed a short documentary film, Mogaveera, for the Vyavasthaphaka Mandali[clarification needed] (Mumbai).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Dhillon's sister Vekeana Dhillon is a screen writer and actress, who has written Puneet Sira’s I - Proud To Be An Indian, Jai Veeru and Kisaan.

Dhillon is the son of the retired Environmental Health Officer Mr. Dyal Singh Dhillon and the late Harcharan Kaur Dhillon, who wrote the lyrics to the song "Khyalan Wich"[9] which was featured in I - Proud To Be An Indian (2004).

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Ji Karda (2013) Punjabi Feature Film
  • Pinky Moge Wali (2012) Punjabi Feature Film
  • Signia (2007) Music Video
  • Mogaveera (2006) Documentary
  • Mantra (2005) Music Video
  • Idea Cellular (2005) Audio Visual
  • Society Achiever’s Awards (2002) Television
  • V Chat Room (2000) Television
  • The Chair (2000) Television
  • V Cool Maal (1999) Television

Producer[edit]

  • Ji Karda (2013) Punjabi Feature Film
  • Signia(2007) Music Video
  • Mogaveera (2006) Documentary
  • Take One (2005) Television
  • Rog Judiyan (2005) Music Video
  • Mantra (2005) Music Video
  • Idea Cellular (2005) Audio Visual
  • Jataka Tales (2003) Television
  • Sanatta (2002) Television
  • Society Achiever’s Awards (2002) Television
  • Society Magazine (2002) Commercial
  • V Chat Room (2000) Television
  • The Chair (2000) Television
  • Cool Maal (1999) Television

Television presenter[edit]

  • Chai Time (2008) (Bollywood Expert) Television
  • Late Night V (2000) (Host) Television
  • V Cool Maal (1999) (Host) Television
  • V Challenge (1999) (Host) Television

Actor[edit]

  • Bollywood Bound (2004) (As Himself) Feature Film
  • Ponds Cream (1998) (Lead) T.V. Commercial
  • Nescafe Coffee (1998) (Lead) T.V. Commercial
  • Jenson & Nicholson Paints (1997) (Lead) T.V. Commercial

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Metrofeature". Archives.digitaltoday.in. September 13, 1999. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Movies: Bollywood calling: Meet Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja". rediff.com. June 22, 2002. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bollywood-Bound - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies.nytimes.com. November 1, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bollywood Bound". Upperstall.Com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Chandigarh Stories". The Tribune. India. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Another Punjab-Canada combination is here". The Hindu. Chennai, India. May 23, 2004. 
  9. ^ "I – Proud To Be An Indian". [unreliable source?]

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