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Name Nagesh Kukunoor
Native name Nagesh Kukunoor
Born 30 March 1967 (age 50)
Address Hyderabad, India
Alma mater Georgia Institute of Technology ,Warehouse Actors Theater, Osmania University
Occupation Film director Actor
Nagesh Kukunoor (born March 30, 1967) is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for his work mainly in Bollywood. He is known for his works in parallel cinema, such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), Iqbal (2005), Dor (2006), Aashayein (2010), Lakshmi (2014) and Dhanak (2016). Kukunoor received seven international awards and two national film awards for his work.
In 2003 he directed 3 Deewarein which was filmed in the Indian Panoramic section at the India International Film Festival in 2003. The film was also created at the Kolkata Film Festival. After being scanned at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it was well received, the film was screened at the Commonwealth Festival in Manchester, it was named among the first five films at the gala presentation. Nagesh Kukunoor also received the Filmfare Award for Best Story.
In 2006, he won the National Film Award for best film on other social issues, to lead Iqbal. In 2014, he received the Mercedes Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for Lakshmi. In 2015, he directed the road movie Dhanak, which won the Crystal Bear Grand Prize for Best Children's Film and a Special Mention for the Best Feature of the Children's Jury for Generation Kplus at the 65th International Film Festival of Berlin. The film also won Best Film Prize in the main category - Children's Feature Film Competition - Cinema in Sneakers and Best Picture - at the Montreal International Children's Film Festival (FIFEM). The film won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for 2016.
Nagesh Kukunoor was born in Kusuma and Sudarshan in Hyderabad. As a child, he enjoyed watching Telugu, Hindi and English films in the theaters of his neighborhood, Narayanguda. Nagesh Kukunoor attended Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in 1988 and completed his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he worked as an environmental consultant at Trinity Consultants in Texas, then in Atlanta, where he attended film workshops. He studied acting and direction at the Warehouse Actor's Theater in Atlanta.
He invested the money he made from his engineering career in the US to produce the Hyderabad Blues film in 1998. It is based on a script he wrote in Atlanta regarding Indians returning from the United States of America. He directed and acted in the film. It was a budget of Rs. 1.7 million (approximately equivalent to US $ 40,000) and fired in 17 days. It was perceived by Sanjay Arora, an independent filmmaker, to be realistic and among one of the first films to properly use Hyderabadi Urdu. It became the most successful independent film in India. The film was presented at the Peachtree International Film Festival in Atlanta and at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
3 Deewarein (2003) was created at the Kolkata Film Festival. Unlike his previous work, he had a budget of ₹ 21 million (US $ 330,000) and included established actors, including Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla and Jackie Shroff.
In 2006, Nagesh KuKunoor wrote and directed Dor, a drama starring Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade as lead actors. Nagesh also acted in the film, playing the role of businessman Chopra. The film is about two women who come from different backgrounds and how fate brings them together. Meera (Ayesha Takia), a young woman who becomes a widow shortly after marriage, is trapped by tradition. Zeenat (Gul Panag), on the other hand, faces the arduous task of saving the life of her husband, who is being tried for murder. A bahuroopiya (Shreyas Talpade) helps her join Meera, who holds the "cordon" to Zeenat's hope. The company that develops between Meera and Zeenat leads to redemption for both. The film was well received by both, critics and moviegoers.
It was however his film Iqbal with Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah which earned him a lot of critical acclaim and recognition for the simple rendering script but heart-shaped by Nagesh and the action of all actors.
8x10 Tasveer (2009), starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role and Ayesha Takia as the woman wins, she is a thriller with a Hollywood-style cinematography but misplaced at the box office. It is considered the most thoughtful work of Nagesh to date. "I like to emit people who are close to me, and this one is as close as possible to me." I used to be an environmental advisor. "Akshay plays the role of an environmental officer, Kukunoor in an interview in April 2009.
In 2015, at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, his feature film Dhanak (Rainbow) won the Grand Prix of the International Generation Kplus Jury for the best feature film, plus a Special Mention section by Kurdish Jury in the Kplus Generation.