Vipin Handa

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Vipin Handa
Born (1958-10-28) 28 October 1958 (age 58)
Delhi
Alma mater Shri Ram College of Commerce
Occupation film producer, writer, lyricist
Children Jehan Handa
Awards
  • Nominated For Best Directorial Debut
  • RAPA Award For Best Non-Fiction Show
  • Power Face on Television

Vipin Handa[1] is an Indian film producer, industrialist and television personality from New Delhi, India. He has been anchoring shows on Indian television and runs his men's fashion label, Villa Appearances.

Biography[edit]

Handa was born and bred in Delhi. He did his schooling at the Delhi Public School and obtained his B. Com. (Hons) from the Shri Ram College of Commerce. Handa made his directorial debut with Uff Yeh Mohabbat[2] starring debutants Abhishek Kapoor and Twinkle Khanna. Handa has also written lyrics for numerous movies with reputed lyricist Rani Malik. Handa has been absent from the media for a long time, and was last seen on Dastak, a television show where he presented the problems of the unfortunate such as rape victims, child sex workers and those suffering from medical negligence and old age. Dastak offered a telephone number with counselors to provide support to callers. After Dastak went off air, Handa launched Koshish Foundation, which provided education to unemployed adolescent girls all over India.

Handa is currently writing a book for Wisdom Tree, with 14 short stories in English and Hindi. He is also the advisory member of the Wisdom Tree panel. He writes for a weekly newspaper section called "Vipin Handa Speaks" and also runs his men's fashion brand called Villa Appearances, which are branched all over India. Handa is currently planning to open a branch of boutique hotels with his son, Jehan Handa.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1996 Uff Yeh Mohabbat as Director

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1981 "Aapke Liye" Host
1981 "Inse Miliye" Host
1982 Aamne Saamne Host
1987 Baaton Baaton Mein Host
1990 Saptahiki Host
1992 Fursat Mein Host
1997 Box Office Speaks Host
1998 Koshish Host
1999 Black and White Host
2000 Dastak Host
2001 Subah Savere Host
2006 Vipin Handa Speaks Host
2007 Director's Special Host

Awards[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1996 Uff Yeh Mohabbat Nominated for Best Directorial Debut
2001 Dastak RAPA Award
1994 Baaton Baaton Mein Best Talk Show
2007 AAFT Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vipin Handa : Filmography and Profile
  2. ^ Uff Yeh Mohabbat : Complete Cast and Crew details

External links[edit]