Vishal Punjabi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Vishal Punjabi
Born (1980-07-10) 10 July 1980 (age 41)
NationalityGhanaian
CitizenshipGhanaian citizenship and Indian
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
TitleCEO of The Wedding Filmer Company Limited
WebsiteThe Wedding Filmer

Vishal Punjabi (born 10 July 1980) is a Ghanaian Indian film director and producer who predominantly works in Bollywood and Hindi cinema.[1] Punjabi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mumbai film production company, The Wedding Filmer.[2] In 2013, Vishal Punjabi's documentary film Heartbeats became India’s first wedding film to enter an international film festival.[3]

Biography[edit]

Born in Accra, Greater Accra, and ten years after Punjabi being born in Ghana, Vishal Punjabi migrated to England to continue his education in IT, Drama, Filmmaking and Business.[4] After dabbling in the dot com boom at the turn of the 21st century, Punjabi shifted careers to join Red Chillies Entertainment as a line producer.[4] While working on his second feature film Main Hoon Na, his knack for visual art was picked up by his film bosses.[4] Punjabi was allowed to set up a team for Visual Art by putting together visual effects productions for Bollywood films like Aśoka, Main Hoon Na, Paheli, Don and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd..[4] Punjabi then moved into the advertising division within Red Chillies Entertainment to produce and direct television commercials for clients and products like Hero Honda, Pepsi, Hyundai, ITC Foods, Wipro, Videocon, Emami Group and ICICI Bank, to name a few.[4] Punjabi, the young film producer and visual artist has also worked with agencies like FCB/ULKA, J. Walter Thompson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ambience, and more.

Filmography[edit]

Feature Films[edit]

Vishal Punjabi's feature films include:[5]

Vishal Punjabi also directed the wedding documentary Heartbeats in which was nominated for four indie film festivals including the D.I.Y Film Festival.[6] Heartbeats is India’s first wedding film to enter an international film festival.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "13 Weddings and a movie by Vishal Punjabi". The New Indian Express. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The Wedding Filmer". Theweddingfilmer.co.in. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Heartbeats: India's first wedding film to enter an international film festival". Shemagazine.ca. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Vishal Punjabi (Movie Director) Bio". Kabirsinghproductions.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Vishal Punjabi". IMDB. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ "V Love This is how you want your wedding filmed". Vogue India. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014.