Jainendra Jain (screenwriter)

Jainendra Jain (4 October 1939 – 23 December 2007) was a Bollywood film writer, director and film producer based in Mumbai, India.

Jainendra Jain
Jainendra Kumar Jain

4 October 1939
Died23 December 2007(2007-12-23) (aged 68)
OccupationDirector, producer and screenwriter


Jain began his career as a journalist for The Times of India, where he worked for more than a decade. His writing debut, Bobby was released in 1973, it became the second top grossing hit of the 1970s. It also represented the film début for Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Rishi Kapoor.[citation needed]

He went on to collaborate frequently with directors such as Raj Kapoor,[1] Bapu, K. Vishwanath, Subhash Ghai, Satish Kaushik and Raj Kanwar.[2][3]

He wrote several other box office hits like Judaai (1997), Kalicharan (1976), Daag: The Fire (1999) and Tere Naam (2003).[4][5] His film Andaaz was the screen debuts of Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra. His other films were also notable for being the directorial debuts of Subhash Ghai and K. Vishwanath, production debut of Rakesh Roshan as well as first lead roles for Jaya Prada, Khushboo, Padmini Kolhapure and Anil Kapoor.

Personal lifeEdit

On 23 December 2007, he died due to a lung infection in Mumbai and is survived by his wife and daughters.






  1. ^ "Anil Kapoor is autistic in Yuvvraaj | Subhash Ghai |Latest Celebrity news". Bollywood Hungama. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ Bose, Derek (2006). "Everybody Wants a Hit: 10 Mantras of Success in Bollywood Cinema", p. 71. Jaico Publishing House, India. ISBN 8179925587
  3. ^ "Jainendra Jain on". Moviebuff.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Jainendra Jain Films | Films". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ Karanjia, B. K. (2000) "Counting My Blessings", p. 194. Penguin India. ISBN 0670058491

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