Bhushan Kumar

Bhushan Kumar Dua (born 27 November 1977)[1] is an Indian film producer and music producer. He is the chairman and managing director of Super Cassettes Industries Limited, also known as T-Series. He is known for his works in Bollywood.

Bhushan Kumar
Bhushan Kumar at the launch of ‘Simran’ trailer.jpg
Kumar at the trailer launch of his film Simran in 2018.
Born (1977-11-27) 27 November 1977 (age 43)
Occupation
Years active1998–present
TitleChairman and managing director of T-Series
Spouse(s)Divya Khosla Kumar
Children1
Parent(s)
RelativesKrishan Kumar Dua (uncle)
Tulsi Kumar (sister)
Khushali Kumar (sister)

CareerEdit

Kumar took control of the music company T-Series in 1997 when he was 19 after the murder of his father, Gulshan. He went on to become the chairman and managing director of this number one music company in India.[2][3]

As managing director, Kumar diversified the company's business into electronics, CDs, audio/video tapes and cassettes and film production. For this and for popularising Indian music overseas, he was honoured by the Government of India's Electronics and Software Export Promotion Council.[4]

Film producerEdit

After firming his company's presence in the music market, Bhushan Kumar ventured into making films.

Like his father, Gulshan, who gave hits such as Aashiqui, Bhushan has made successful films such as Tum Bin, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Patiala House, Ready and Lucky: No Time for Love.

Bhushan donned the producer's cap in 2001 for Tum Bin, a movie that ran successfully and marked the debut of the lead star cast along with the film's director Anubhav Sinha.

In 2013, Kumar produced Nautanki Saala.[5] The same year, Bushan Kumar released a remake of Aashiqui, Aashiqui 2.[6] Aashiqui 2 proved to be a turning point for Bhushan's production house as it was considered to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2013.

Kumar's subsequent projects included such films as Yaariyan, a youth-based film helmed by his wife Divya Khosla Kumar. In 2014, Bhushan Kumar revived B.R. Chopra Films with Bhoothnath Returns. He then entered the genre of sci-fi thriller with Creature 3D, starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas and directed by Vikram Bhatt.

T-Series has worked with directors such as Madhur Bhandarkar,[7] Milan Luthria,[8] Anurag Basu and Mohit Suri.

On 3 April 2017, Kumar signed a contract with Akshay Kumar in front of the 300-year-old Lord Shiva temple in Maheshwar for the movie Mogul, which is an official biopic based on the life of his father Gulshan Kumar.[9] However, Akshay Kumar quit the film and Aamir Khan agreed to do the part, only to quit and return later.[10]

ControversiesEdit

In June 2018, Bhushan Kumar was accused of sexual harassment by Marina Kuwar through the "Me Too" Movement in India.[11][12]

In December 2018, Kumar was accused by senior income tax officials of evading taxes and of moving hundreds of crores to foreign countries to purchase properties for his employees at T-Series.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Kumar with wife Divya Khosla at the launch of 'Its Only Cinema' magazine, July 2012.

Bhushan Kumar was born in Delhi to the founder of T-Series, owner Gulshan Kumar and his wife Sudesh Kumari Dua. Kumar married Divya Khosla[14] on 13 February 2005 at the Maa Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra. They have a son born in October 2011.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Producer Notes Ref.
2001 Tum Bin Yes
2002 Jee Aayan Nu Yes Punjabi film
2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Yes
2004 Muskaan Yes
2005 Lucky: No Time for Love Yes
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Yes
2007 Darling Yes
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Yes
2008 Karzzzz Yes
2009 8 x 10 Tasveer Yes
2010 Aashayein Yes
Kajraare Yes
2011 Patiala House Yes
Ready Yes
Yaara o Dildaara Yes
2013 Nautanki Saala Yes
Aashiqui 2 Yes
A New Love Ishtory Yes
2014 Yaariyan Yes
Bhoothnath Returns Yes
Hate Story 2 Yes
Creature 3D Yes
2015 Baby Yes
Roy Yes
Ek Paheli Leela Yes
All Is Well Yes
I Love New Year Yes
Bhaag Johny Yes
Hate Story 3 Yes
2016 Airlift Yes
Sanam Re Yes
Sarbjit Yes
Junooniyat Yes
Raaz: Reboot Yes
Tum Bin II Yes
Wajah Tum Ho Yes
2017 Noor Yes
Hindi Medium Yes
Raabta Yes
Baadshaho Yes
Simran Yes
Chef Yes
Tumhari Sulu Yes
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Yes
Hate Story 4 Yes
Raid Yes
Blackmail Yes
Fanney Khan Yes
Satyameva Jayate Yes
Batti Gul Meter Chalu Yes
2019 Cabaret Yes ZEE5 release
Why Cheat India Yes
De De Pyaar De Yes
Bharat Yes
Kabir Singh Yes
Malaal Yes
Arjun Patiala Yes
Khandaani Shafakhana Yes
Singham Yes Punjabi film
Batla House Yes
Saaho Yes Trilingual film
Daaka Yes Punjabi film
Satellite Shankar Yes
Marjaavaan Yes
Pagalpanti Yes
Pati Patni Aur Woh Yes
2020 Tanhaji Yes
Street Dancer 3D Yes
Malang Yes
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Yes
Thappad Yes
Ludo Yes Netflix release
Chhalaang Yes Amazon Prime Video release
Durgamati Yes Amazon Prime Video release
Indoo Ki Jawani Yes
2021 Madam Chief Minister Yes
Tuesdays And Fridays Yes
Mumbai Saga Yes
Saina Yes [16]
Koi Jaane Na Yes
Sardar Ka Grandson Yes Netflix release
Sherni Yes Amazon Prime Video release
Haseen Dillruba Yes Netflix release
Bhuj: The Pride of India Yes Hotstar release
Shiddat Yes Hotstar release
Satyameva Jayate 2 Yes
Jhund Yes [17]
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Yes
Radhe Shyam Yes
Atrangi Re Yes
Anek Yes
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Yes
Cirkus Yes
Hurdang Yes
Chhorii Yes
Thank God Yes Filming
2022 Ek Villain Returns Yes Filming
Adipurush Yes Filming
Jalsa Yes Filming [18]
Dedh Bigha Zameen Yes Filming [19]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category For Result
2018 Filmfare Best Film Award Hindi Medium Won
2021 Filmfare Best Film Award Thappad Won
2021 Filmfare Best Film Award Tanhaji Nominated
2021 Filmfare Best Film Award Ludo Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kumar, Bhushan (27 November 2012). "Bhushan Kumar to have a working 35th birthday". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. ^ Kumar, Bhushan (14 September 2012). "New Direction". Screen India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. ^ Kumar, Bhushan (17 September 2012). "Music will always be the soul of a film: Bhushan Kumar". DNA. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  4. ^ "More Than 55 Filmfare Nominations For Bhushan Kumar's T-Series". NDTV.com. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  5. ^ Nautanki Saala (13 July 2012). "Bhushan Kumar to co-produce Rohan Sippy's next". Screen India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  6. ^ Aashiqui 2 (11 June 2012). "T-Series & Vishesh Films' AASHIQUI 2 to release in December 2012". Bollywood Trade. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  7. ^ Madhur Bhandarkar (7 November 2012). "Madhur Bhandarkar to direct film for T-Series". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. ^ Milan Untitled (22 June 2012). "Saif in a T-Series film to be directed by Milan Luthria". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  9. ^ Bhushan Kumar (3 April 2017). "Akshay and Bhushan Kumar sign Mogul in a Shiva temple". Deccan Chronicle.
  10. ^ "The clash of the Jollys". Deccan Chronicle. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  11. ^ Maru, Vibha (24 June 2020). "Feeling so depressed: Marina Kuwar in new post after Sonu Nigam's video warning Bhushan Kumar". India Today. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  12. ^ "'No one knows how badly these incidents affect your life': Marina Kuwar's cryptic post after Sonu Nigam names her in video". Hindustan Times. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  13. ^ Thakur, Pradeep (2 December 2018). "T-Series CMD grilled for 'tax evasion', Income Tax searches on properties". Times of India. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  14. ^ Marriage (1 March 2005). "Bhushan Kumar marries Divya Khosla". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  15. ^ Son (14 October 2011). "Bhushan Kumar blessed with a boy". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  16. ^ "Amole Gupte reveals, 'Saina was about to be shelved four times', thanks Bhushan Kumar". republicworld.com. 8 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Bhushan Kumar to produce Nagraj Manjule's 'Jhund' starring Amitabh Bachchan". scroll.in. 7 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Suresh Triveni's Jalsa starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah commences filming". Bollywood Hungama. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Hansal Mehta unveils first poster of Pratik Gandhi starrer Dedh Bigha Zameen, shoot begins today in Jhansi". Bollywood Hungama. 18 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.

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