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Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
(born 27 February 1952) is an Indian film producer, actor, director and screenwriter, mostly known for his political and socio-political films such as Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal
Gangaajal
(2003), Apaharan
Apaharan
(2005), including multistarrer hit movies Raajneeti
Raajneeti
(2010), Aarakshan
Aarakshan
(2011) Chakravyuh (2012), and Satyagraha (2013). He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, Faces After The Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002). He runs a production company, Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions.[1] He also owns the P&M Mall in Patna
Patna
and the P&M Hi-Tech Mall in Jamshedpur.[2]

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Personal life 1.3 Career

2 Politics 3 Social initiatives

3.1 Anubhooti

4 Filmography 5 Awards

5.1 National Film Awards 5.2 Filmfare Awards 5.3 Star Screen Awards 5.4 Other awards 5.5 International awards

6 International acclaim 7 References 8 External links

Biography[edit] Early life and education[edit] Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
was raised at his family's farm in Barharwa, Bettiah, West Champaran, Bihar, India. His father's name is Shri Tej Nath Jha. He did his schooling from Sainik School
Sainik School
Tilaya,[3] Koderma district
Koderma district
and Kendriya Vidyalaya
Kendriya Vidyalaya
No. 1, Bokaro Steel City
Bokaro Steel City
(Jharkhand). Later, he joined Ramjas College, Delhi University
Delhi University
to do B.Sc (Hons) in Physics, though he left his studies after one year,[4] and decided to go to Mumbai and become a painter. While he was preparing for J.J. School of Arts, he happened to witness the shooting of the film Dharma and got hooked on filmmaking. He joined the Film and Television Institute of India
Film and Television Institute of India
(FTII), Pune
Pune
in 1973, to do a course in editing. Midway through it, the institution was closed for while due to student agitation, so he came to Mumbai, started working, and never went back to complete the course.[5] Personal life[edit] Prakash was at one time married to actress Deepti Naval
Deepti Naval
with whom he has an adopted daughter Disha.[6][7] Career[edit] While still midway through his course, he started working on films independently in 1974.[8] He made his first documentary, Under the Blue, in 1975, and continued to do so for the next eight years.[4] During this period he made some highly politically charged documentaries, like the one of the Bihar
Bihar
Sharif riot, titled, Faces After Storm (1984). It received considerable attention, as it was banned within 4–5 days of its release,[5] though later it won the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film for the year.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif
and Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
during the promotion of Rajneeti
Rajneeti
(2010)

He made his debut as a feature film director with Hip Hip Hurray in 1984, scripted by Gulzar
Gulzar
and starring Raj Kiran and Deepti Naval
Deepti Naval
as leads.[9] Next came the film he received most recognition for, Damul (1984), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie in 1985. The film was based on the bonded labour issue in Bihar. In 1986, he directed Parinati, based on the story by Vijaydan Detha.[10] Over the years he has made over 25 documentaries, 13 feature films, two television features and three television series, including the popular TV serial Mungerilal Ke Hasin Sapne. His production company has produced five films with independent directors.[11][12] In 2004, Jha directed the 112-minute film Loknayak, based on the life of Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
Jayaprakash Narayan. In the film, Chetan Pandit played the role of Narayan and Tisca Chopra
Tisca Chopra
played Prabhavati Devi, the wife of JP.[13][14][15][16][17] In 2010, Jha directed Raajneeti, a contemporary take on the epic Mahabharata. It starred Ajay Devgan, Manoj Bajpai, Naseeruddin Shah, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
and Ranbir Kapoor, and was a critical and commercial success. His next venture was Aarakshan, which starred Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan
Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
and Prateik Babbar.[18] In 2012, Jha's release Chakravyuh starred Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi
and Esha Gupta, and was released in Dussehra 2012.[19][20][21][22] His next film Satyagraha (2013) starred Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
and Ajay Devgn.[23][24]

Politics[edit] Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
contested and lost the election to the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
from his native Champaran in 2004. He again lost the election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 as Lok Janashakti Party candidate from West Champaran.[25][26][27] He again contested in the 2014 elections as a JD(U)
JD(U)
candidate from Paschim Champaran and lost, being second on the list.they had lot of respect and desire for their followers....But he lost because of racialism. Social initiatives[edit] For the last ten years Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
has been seriously involved with development initiatives in Bihar. He has been spearheading growth in infrastructure, health care and vocational training facilities in the state through the NGO Anubhooti. Anubhooti[edit] Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
is the chairman of Anubhooti,[28] a registered society that has been working for cultural development, improvement of health care, disaster management and the upliftment of farmers and socio-economically backward people in Bihar
Bihar
since 1991. Most recently, the organization has been working for flood survivors. After the Kosi flood on 18 August 2008, Anubhooti has provided complete relief to 6000 people since September 2008. Anubhooti has created a model village, Hindolwa village, for those the flood affected, and is working towards their complete rehabilitation. Anubhooti has provided relief to 5000 people for health care in Supaul district in Bihar. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1982 Shree Vats (documentary) Director Film on the Pune-based institute Shreevatsa

1983 Faces After The Storm (documentary) Director National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Best Documentary of the year International Film Festival of India, Special
Special
Jury Award

1984 Hip Hip Hurray Director All India Film Awards Association, Best Director

1985 Damul Director, producer, co-script writer National Film Award for Best Feature Film Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie

1986 Kudiattam (documentary) Director National Film Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film

1988 Looking Back (documentary) Director National Film Award for Best Industrial Documentary

1989 Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne Director Television serial

1989 Parinati Director, producer National Film Award for Best Costume Design Presented as an Outstanding Film at the London Film Festival at the London Film Festival

1997 Mrityudand ("Death Sentence") Director, producer, editor, dialogue writer Screen Cinema Award, Best Actor
Actor
in a Negative Role Screen Cinema Award, Best Dialogue Screen Cinema Award, Best Screenplay Zee Cine Award, Best Dialogue Zee Cine Award, Best Director Sansui Film Awards, Best Film (Critics Choice) Sansui Film Awards, Best Actress Special
Special
Jury Award, Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva for Best Feature Audience Award, Best Feature, Bangkok Film Festival

1999 Dil Kya Kare Director, editor, story writer

2001 Rahul Director

2002 Sonal (Documentary) Director National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film

2003 Gangaajal Director, producer, editor, story writer, dialogue writer National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues

2004 Loknayak Director, producer, editor, story writer, dialogue writer Based on the life of Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
Jayaprakash Narayan

2005 Apaharan Director, producer, story writer National Film Award for Best Screenplay Filmfare Best Dialogue
Dialogue
Award Star Screen Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Award

2007 Dil Dosti Etc Producer

2007 Khoya Khoya Chand Producer

2010 Raajneeti Director, producer, dialogue writer Star Screen Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Award

2011 Turning 30 Producer

2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Producer

2011 Aarakshan Director, producer

2012 Chakravyuh Director, producer

2013 Satyagraha Director, producer

2015 Crazy Cukkad Family producer

2016 Jai Gangaajal director, actor, producer

2017 Lipstick Under My Burkha producer

2018 Sare Jahan se Accha (Web Series) Anchor Web Series [29]

Awards[edit] National Film Awards[edit]

1984: National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film: Faces After The Storm (1984)[30] 1985: National Film Award for Best Feature Film: Damul (1985) 1987: National Film Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film: Kudiattam[31] 1988: National Film Award for Best Costume Design: Parinati 1988: National Film Award for Best Industrial Documentary: Looking Back 2002: National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film: Sonal[32] 2004: National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues: Gangaajal
Gangaajal
(2003)[33] 2006: National Film Award for Best Screenplay: Apaharan
Apaharan
(2005)

Filmfare Awards[edit]

2001: Best Documentary of the year: Faces After The Storm (1983) 1985: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie: Damul (1985) 2006:Filmfare Best Dialogue
Dialogue
Award: Apaharan
Apaharan
(2005)[34]

Star Screen Awards[edit]

2005: Star Screen Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Award: Apaharan 2011: Star Screen Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Award: Raajneeti

Other awards[edit]

1983: International Film Festival of India, Special
Special
Jury Award: Faces After The Storm 1984: All India Film Awards Association, Best Director: Hip Hip Hurray 1986: Baba Saheb Ambedkar Award, Social Understanding 1998: Screen Cinema Award, Best Actor
Actor
in a Negative Role: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Screen Cinema Award, Best Dialogue: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Screen Cinema Award, Best Screenplay: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Zee Cine Award, Best Dialogue: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Zee Cine Award, Best Director: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Sansui Film Awards, Best Film (Critics Choice): Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Sansui Film Awards, Best Actress: Mrityudand - Death Sentence

International awards[edit]

1988: Presented as An Outstanding Film at the London Film Festival at the London Film Festival: Parinati - The Inevitable 1998: Special
Special
Jury Award, Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva for Best Feature: Mrityudand - Death Sentence 1998: Audience Award, Best Feature, Bangkok Film Festival: Mrityudand - Death Sentence

International acclaim[edit]

Damul ("Bonded Until Death") - invited for competition and participation at Montreal, Berlin, Chicago, Moscow and several other festivals (1986–1987) Parinati ("The Inevitable") - invited to several film festivals including the London International Film Festival (1988) Parampara ("Traditions") and Abhivyakti ("An Expression") - represented India at the Festival of India in France and Japan Mrityudand ("Death Sentence") - invited to several festivals like London, Dublin, Melbourne, Riocine (Brazil), Bangkok, New York Human Rights, Cinema Tout Ecran (Geneva) and others. Apaharan
Apaharan
- opening film of the Indian Film Festival in Israel (2005) Lipstick under My Burkha - produced by Prakash Jha, starring Konkana Sen, selected to be premiered at prestigious Stockholm International Film Festival in November alongside Bertrand Bonello's Nocturama, Mahmoud Sabbagh's Barakah Meets Barakah and Garth Davis' Lion

References[edit]

^ Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions website. ^ Bose, Antara (3 August 2017). "Shopaholics, the big brands are coming". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2018.  ^ "Sainik Schools Society". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ a b Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Interview Part I Archived 5 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. passionforcinema.com. ^ a b Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
The Cinemas of India, by Yves Thoraval. Macmillan India, 2000. ISBN 0-333-93410-5, ISBN 978-0-333-93410-4. Page 191-192. ^ "Today's actors have become picky: Prakash Jha". www.hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
during the launch of Deepti Naval's book 'The Mad Tibetan'". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Interviews Movies, Rediff.com, 3 February 2003. ^ Filmmaker sees hope in Bihar
Bihar
Telegraph, 4 December 2005. ^ Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Interview Archived 28 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine. passionforcinema.com. ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Awards at imbd ^ "Uncensored 'Loknayak' to be screened soon". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Doordarshan decides to air controversial Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
film ^ " Jayaprakash Narayan
Jayaprakash Narayan
deserved better". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
declines to change his film on JP". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "I am fully indebted to theatre". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.  ^ "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "Arjun to enter 'Chakravyuh' next week". Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
ties up with Eros International Media ^ "'Chakravyuha' has nothing to do with 'Ko': Prakash Jha". IBNLive. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "My 'Chakravyuha' has nothing to do with 'Ko': Prakash Jha". Zee News. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
accuses Censor board of bizarre cuts in 'Jai Gangaajal'". The Indian Express. PTI. January 7, 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.  ^ After Nitish declined, I needed a party: Prakash Jha ^ "Of course, I'll contest elections: Prakash Jha". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ "'I will not contest an election again. Even without being an MP, I do whatever I can'". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Anubhooti ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
to honour unsung heroes on his web show, Saare Jahan Se Achha!". Hindustantimes. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-02-24.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ " Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions". Retrieved 1 April 2015.  ^ Gangajal - Awards ' Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
Productions'. ^ Awards - Internet Movie Database

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v t e

National Film Award for Best Screenplay

1967–1980

S. L. Puram Sadanandan (1967) Pandit Anand Kumar (1968) Puttanna Kanagal
Puttanna Kanagal
(1969) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1970) Tapan Sinha (1971) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1972) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
and Ashish Burman (1973) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1974) No Award (1975) Vijay Tendulkar
Vijay Tendulkar
(1976) Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
(1977) T. S. Ranga and T. S. Nagabharana
T. S. Nagabharana
(1978) Sai Paranjpye (1979) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
(1980)

1981–2000

K. Balachander
K. Balachander
(1981) Mrinal Sen
Mrinal Sen
(1982) G. V. Iyer
G. V. Iyer
(1983) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1984) Bhabendra Nath Saikia (1985) Budhdhadeb Dasgupta (1986) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(1987) Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
(1988) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1989) K. S. Sethumadhavan (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1992) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1993) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1994) Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Saeed Akhtar Mirza
and Ashok Mishra (1995) Agathiyan
Agathiyan
(1996) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
(1997) Ashok Mishra (1998) Madampu Kunjukuttan
Madampu Kunjukuttan
(1999) Bharathiraja (2000)

2001–present

Neelakanta (2001) Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen
(2002) Goutam Ghose
Goutam Ghose
(2003) Manoj Tyagi and Nina Arora (2004) Prakash Jha, Manoj Tyagi and Shridhar Raghavan (2005) Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
and Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
(2006) Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) Sachin Kundalkar
Sachin Kundalkar
(2008)

Original

P. F. Mathews and Harikrishna (2009) Vetrimaaran
Vetrimaaran
(2010) Nitish Tiwary, Vikas Bahl
Vikas Bahl
and Vijay Maurya (2011) Sujoy Ghosh
Sujoy Ghosh
(2012) P. Sheshadri
P. Sheshadri
(2013) Srijit Mukherji (2014) Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma (2015) Syam Pushkaran
Syam Pushkaran
(2016)

Adapted

Gopal Krishan Pai and Girish Kasaravalli
Girish Kasaravalli
(2009) Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
and Sanjay Pawar (2010) Avinash Deshpande Nigdi (2011) Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla (2012) Panchakshari (2013) Joshy Mangalath
Joshy Mangalath
(2014) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2015) Sanjay Krishnaji Patil (2016)

Dialogues

Pandiraj
Pandiraj
(2009) Sanjay Pawar (2010) Girish Kulkarni
Girish Kulkarni
(2011) Anjali Menon
Anjali Menon
(2012) Sumitra Bhave (2013) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2014) Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma (2015) Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (2016)

v t e

Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue

1959-1970

Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1959) Ramanand Sagar (1960) Amanullah Khan, Kamal Amrohi, Wajahat Mirza & Ehsan Rizvi (1961) Wajahat Mirza (1962) Akhtar ul Iman
Akhtar ul Iman
(1963) Arjun Dev Rashk (1964) Govind Moonis (1965) Akhtar ul Iman
Akhtar ul Iman
(1966) Vijay Anand (1967) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1968) Ali Raza (1969) Pt Anand Kumar (1970)

1971-1990

Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1971) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1972) Ramesh Pant (1973) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1974) Kaifi Azmi
Kaifi Azmi
(1975) Salim-Javed
Salim-Javed
(1976) Sagar Sarhadi (1977) Vrajendra Gaur (1978) Rahi Masoom Raza (1979) Satyadev Dubey (1980) Shabd Kumar (1981) Kader Khan
Kader Khan
(1982) Dr. Achla Nagar (1983) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1984) Sai Paranjpye (1985) Rahi Masoom Raza (1986) no award (1987) no award (1988) Kamlesh Pandey (1989) Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar
(1990)

1991-2010

Suraj Sanim (1991 ) Rahi Masoom Raza (1992) Kader Khan
Kader Khan
(1993) Prof Jay Dixit (1994) K K Singh (1995) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
& Javed Siddiqui (1996) Gulzar
Gulzar
(1997) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(1998) Rajkumar Santoshi
Rajkumar Santoshi
& K. K. Raina (1999) Hriday Lani & Pathik Vats (2000) O. P. Dutta (2001) Karan Johar
Karan Johar
(2002) Gulzar
Gulzar
& Jaideep Sahni (2003) Abbas Tyrewala
Abbas Tyrewala
(2004) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(2005) Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
(2006) Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
& Abhijat Joshi (2007) Imtiaz Ali (2008) Manu Rishi (2009) Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi (2010)

2011-present

Habib Faisal
Habib Faisal
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh & Sachin Ladia (2013) Subhash Kapoor (2014) Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
(2015)

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