Vipul Amrutlal Shah

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Vipul Amrutlal Shah
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Vipul Amrutlal Shah at the launch of his new show Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother
Born 8 June 1967 (age 51)
Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Occupation Film director, Film producer
Spouse(s) Shefali Shah
Website Vipul Amrutlal Shah

Vipul Amrutlal Shah (commonly known as Vipul Shah) is a film producer and director of Hindi films. He began his career with Gujarati theater. He was part/director of a number of Gujarati dramas, some of which were well received by Gujarati audience. He made his debut with Gujarati film 'Dariya-Chhoru' (means children of ocean) in late 90s, with JD Majethia in main lead. As of 2010, he has directed five Hindi films, four of which have starred Akshay Kumar.

Career[edit]

Vipul Shah started career on small screen with a soap opera Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The serial went on to become the longest running family drama with over 1000 episodes.[1]

Shah's debut film as director was Dariya Chhoru (Gujarati). This film was well-made. He made his debut in Hindi films with Aankhen, which was based on his Gujarati play 'Aandhlo Pato' (means Blind Fold). It was among the five biggest hits of 2002. He then impressed the audience and critics in his next film Waqt: The Race Against Time, which was again based on a Gujarati play 'Aavjo Vhala Phari Malishu' (means good bye dear, will meet again). It was also one of the highest-grossing films of 2005. His next two films, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng did very well at the box office with the latter breaking all previous opening records in bollywood. In 2009, he directed London Dreams, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Asin Thottumkal, which was an average grosser at the box office. His 2010 release, Action Replay starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, which was a flop.

In March 2011, Shah announced his intention to do a sequel of his 2007 film Namastey London.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Shefali Shah and has two sons.[3]

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Film Year Cast Notes
Aankhen 2002 Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Sen
Waqt: The Race Against Time 2005 Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Boman Irani Also producer of the film
Namastey London 2007 Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
London Dreams 2009 Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin Thottumkal
Action Replay 2010 Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Namaste England 2018 Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra

As Producer[edit]

Film Year Director Cast
Singh Is Kinng 2008 Anees Bazmee Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
Kucch Luv Jaisaa 2011 Barnali Ray Shukla Shefali Shah, Rahul Bose, Sumeet Raghavan
Force Nishikanth Kamath John Abraham, Genelia D'souza, Vidyut Jamwal
Commando: A One Man Army 2013 Dilip Ghosh Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Chopra
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 2014 A. R. Murugadoss Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Freddy Daruwala, Sumeet Raghavan
Force 2 2016 Abhinay Deo John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Commando 2: The Black Money Trail 2017 Deven Bhojani Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala
Commando 3 2019 Aditya Datt Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma

Television series[edit]

Show Year(s) Channel Role Cast
Jeevan Mrityu 1995 Sony TV Director Vikram Gokhale, Mahavir Shah, Pallavi Joshi, Govind Namdev
Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka 1999-2002 Ajit Vachani, Dina Pathak, Rajeev Mehta, Apara Mehta, Vandana Pathak, Suchita Trivedi, Sarita Joshi, Deven Bhojani, Sejal Shah, Supriya Pathak
Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye 2001 Writer,Producer Kartika Rane, Aashish Chaudhary, Perizaad Zorabian, Sulbha Arya, Rakesh Pandey, Manoj Joshi
Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother 2012 SAB TV Producer Swati Chitnis, Muni Jha, Chirag Vohra, Sooraj Thapar, Vrajesh Hirjee, Muskaan Mihani
Pukaar - Call For The Hero 2014-2015 Life OK Rannvijay Singh, Raj Babbar, Prashant Narayanan, Adah Sharma, Kiran Karmarkar, Manish Nawani, Vipin Sharma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka was the first Indian Television show to complete 1000 episodes". news18. 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Vipul To Do 'Namastey London' Sequel". Times of India. NDTV. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Married to the 'boss'! Shefali Shah's waqt with Vipul!". Indiatimes.com Movies. 22 Apr 2005.

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