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Kunal Deshmukh is an Indian film director and restaurateur. He grew up in Mumbai, India.

Kunal Deshmukh
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Deshmukh during the screening of film Raabta at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai in 2017
Born (1982-03-04) 4 March 1982 (age 37)
OccupationFilm Director
Years active2008—present

Early life and educationEdit

After finishing his schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai and junior college at Jai Hind, Church Gate, he took up an advertising course at H.R. College. Later, he went to the US for a short diploma course on filmmaking. During that trip he also explored the NY dining scene with his friend Rikhey, which resulted in him eventually entering the hospitality industry. He then met Mohit Suri through a common friend Sahil in Goa, who suggested that he join him in his next film, Zeher.[1][2]

CareerEdit

He started his career as an assistant director in Tumsa Nahin Dekha (2004), Zeher (2005), Kalyug and Woh Lamhe (2006), under director Mohit Suri and Vishesh Films.

In October 2006, he quit his job to work on a script. He made his directional debut Jannat in 2008, starring Emraan Hashmi, produced by Vishesh Films. Jannat was released in 2008 and was successful.[3]

He made a film in 2009 Tum Mile, based on the 26 July 2005 Mumbai floods, starring Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan.[4][5]

In 2012 Jannat 2, a sequel to Jannat was released and it got a huge success.

In 2009, he opened a fine dining restaurant named Trikaya at Bavdhan, Pune.[4][6]

FilmographyEdit

As a directorEdit

As a writerEdit

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