Aziz Mirza

Aziz Mirza (born 15 August 1947) is an Indian film screenwriter, film director and Film producer known for his works in bollywood, and television.[1][2][3]

Aziz Mirza
Born (1947-08-15) 15 August 1947 (age 73)
Nationality India
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Years active1987–2008
Notable work
Circus
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
ChildrenHaroon A. Mirza
Rahila Mirza
Parent(s)
RelativesSaeed Akhtar Mirza (brother)

BackgroundEdit

Mirza was born the son of bollywood script-writer Akhtar Mirza. He is a brother of the film maker Saeed Mirza (of Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro and Naseem fame)

CareerEdit

Mirza started his career in 1985 when he joined his brother Saeed Mirza and veteran director Kundan Shah to set a new production company called Iskra. He made his directional debut with the 1989 television serial Circus starring Ashutosh Gowariker and Shahrukh Khan, who was a newcomer actor at the time. Since then, he has collaborated with Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla in every alternate project in his career.

He made his film debut with Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992) starring Khan and Chawla. The movie was inspired by Raj Kapoor's classic comedy Shree 420 (1955). His next project, Yes Boss (1997) starring Aditya Pancholi, Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla did fairly well at the box office.

In 1999, Mirza set up a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with Juhi Chawla and Shahrukh Khan. Their first movie Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) was directed by Mirza. In 2003 Mirza directed the third film out of Dreamz Unlimited, Chalte Chalte starring Khan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. The film was the first box office hit from this production house. After this he took a hiatus from film directing due to the death of his wife. In 2007, Mirza returned to directing and has released his next film titled Kismat Konnection which became a flop in 2008 and boasted of stars like Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan in lead roles.[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role(s)
1992 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Director, Writer
1997 Yes Boss Director, Writer
2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Director, Producer
2003 Chalte Chalte Director, Producer, Writer
2008 Kismat Konnection Director

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Role(s)
1987 Nukkad Director
1989 Circus Director

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chalte Chalte... Manoranjan beyond Nukkad". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 June 2003.
  2. ^ "Haroon: Aziz Mirza's son to make his debut!". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Aziz Mirza". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Aziz Mirza's chilling out!". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Aziz Mirza 'dumps' Shah Rukh for next film". hindustantimes.com/.

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