Kunal Deshmukh

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 40)
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, Churchgate, 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]


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]


Year Film Director Writer Notes
2008 Jannat Yes Yes Director Debut
2009 Tum Mile Yes No
2012 Jannat 2 Yes Yes Screenplay
2014 Raja Natwarlal Yes Story
2021 Shiddat Yes No
As Assistant Director
Year Film Notes
2004 Tumsa Nahin Dekha Assistant Director
2005 Zeher Assistant Director
2005 Kalyug Chief Assistant director
2006 Woh Lamhe Chief Associate director


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