Sanjay Gupta (comics)

Sanjay Gupta (born December 7, 1966) is an Indian comic book writer, editor, the studio head and co-founder of Raj comics and the father of Indian Superheroes. He is famous for establishing the superhero comics genre in India and also in Hindi language. Sanjay Gupta expanded the scope of superhero comic book universe, with the aim to entertain, motivate and augment the imagination of Indians across generations. He provided the platform to Anupam Sinha who created the popular superhero Super Commando Dhruva.

Sanjay Gupta
Born (1966-12-07) December 7, 1966 (age 53)
New Delhi
NationalityIndian
Area(s)Writer, Editor, Publisher
Pseudonym(s)Gabbar Gupta
Notable works
Nagraj
Doga
Bhokal
Parmanu
Yoddha
Super Commando Dhruva
Tiranga
Bankelal
Parmanu
Bheriya
Shakti
Raja Pocket Books
Tri color Books
Raj Comics
Alpha Book Publishers
Raj Comics by Sanjay Gupta

Gupta is one of the key people of Raj Comics, along with his brothers Manoj Gupta and ManishGupta.He created the characters Nagraj,[1] Doga, Bhokal, Yoddha, it is Nagraj who was the first superhero of India

Early Life and FamilyEdit

Publishing CareerEdit

Early CareerEdit

After finishing his studies in 1984, he joined his father Mr. Raj Kumar Gupta (Founder, Raja Pocket Books).

Writer and CreatorEdit

Mr. Sanjay Gupta was a huge fan of superheroes since childhood and always wanted to give India a homegrown superhero universe. His passion lead him develop the legendary Raj Comics Superhero Universe, as his passion led him to create the greatest and most-loved Indian superheroes like Nagraj, Doga, Bhokal, Parmanu, Tiranga, Anthony, Ashwaraj, Inspector Steel and several others.

Rise to Stardom - NagrajEdit

Sanjay Gupta created Nagraj who is a fictional superhero appearing in Indian comic books published by Raj Kumar Gupta under Raja Pocket Books in the late 1980s by Rajkumar Gupta. Nagraj first appeared in the comics Nagraj GENL #14 which was written by Parshuram Sharma and illustrated by Pratap Mullick.Nagraj is believed to have been inspired by the mythological Ichchhadhari Nag (shapeshifting snakes) and historical Vishmanushya . His stories create a rich blend of mythology, fantasy, magic, and science fiction. Over the time nagraj attainted a rich fandom.

Father of Indian SuperheroesEdit

He pioneered superhero comic culture in India, and is credited as the creator of over a 1000 characters, writer of more than 600 comics and the editor of more than 2200 comics and counting. Possibly the man with the longest and the most diverse experience in the industry, Sanjay Gupta has inspired, helped and enabled three generations of comic book creators, writers and artists to reach terrific heights in Indian Comics.

CharactersEdit

Members of team Research and Investigation Paranormalism [RIP]Edit


Characters based in ancient timesEdit

Comedy charactersEdit

Kids Series characters (Defunct)Edit

Member of Vistrit Brahmand Rakshak (Protectors of the Extended Universe)Edit

  • Ninjadev Kirigi
  • Samri
  • Dhananjay
  • Chandika
  • Faceless
  • Visarpi
  • Kaaldoot
  • Blackcat
  • Pralayanka
  • Cancer

Members of W.A.R (World Alide Resquers)Edit

  • Badman
  • Nakshatra
  • Kali Vidhwa
  • Inspector Cheetah
  • Sheena
  • Black Cat
  • Lomri
  • Madam X
  • Kirtiman
  • Adrishya Hatyara
  • vanputra
  • Doctor Vargis

Member of P.V.N (Paralaukik Vigyan Nayakgan)Edit

  • Vedacharya
  • Facelace (Bharti)
  • Kapalkundli
  • Nostradamus
  • Lori
  • Kishore
  • Saza(Venu)
  • Red Letter(Vikram)
  • Baby
  • Iri

Superheroes from Different WorldEdit

  • Narak Nashak Nagraj
  • Krodh Ketu Kobi
  • Danadan Doga
  • Doga Reborn

Past and current seriesEdit

  • Kaliyug (Shakti, Nagraj & Dhruva)
  • Tune Mara doga ko (Doga)
  • Thrill-Horror-Suspense Series
  • Huoooo-Series
  • X-Series
  • Friendy Series
  • Goldheart Series
  • Kaal Series (Ashwaraj, Gojo, Bhokal, TilismDev, Parmanu, Ins. Steel, Super Indian)
  • Nagayan Series (Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv)
  • AmarPrem Series (Kobi-Bheriya-Bhokal)
  • Japan Series (Aatakharta harta Nagraj)
  • City Without A Hero (Multistar)
  • Khazana series (Nagraj)
  • Trifana Series (Nagraj)
  • Maharavan Series (Bhokal)
  • Dracula Series (Multistar)
  • Narak Nashak Nagraj origin Series (Narak Nashak Nagraj)
  • Crow Series (Anthony)
  • Born In Blood Series (Doga)
  • Express Way Series (Doga)
  • Aatankawadi nagraj series (Multistarrer)
  • Chamatakari bhokal series (Bhokal)
  • Mard aur murda series (Doga-antony)
  • Mahanagayan series
  • Parmatma series (Parmanu)
  • Raktadaan series (Doga)
  • Jalyash series (Bankelal)
  • Tilismi olympic series (Bhokal)
  • Raj 20 (Amazing friends of nagraj)
  • Nagraj ke badd series (Nagraj)
  • Swarna nagri (Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv- fighter toads)
  • Belmunda ka khajana series (Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv- Fighter Toads)
  • Genius series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Aadamkhoro ka swaraga series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Axe series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Aakhri dhurva series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Pagal nagraj series (Nagraj)
  • Made in India series (Ins.Steel)
  • Wafa series (Doga)
  • Doga diries series (Doga)
  • Doga collection series (Doga)
  • Mritiyjivi series (Narak nashak nagraj)
  • Makbara series (Narak nashak nagraj-gagan-Vinashdoot-tahira- Monty)
  • Kar Bura ho Bhala series (Bankelal)
  • Aag series (Tiranga)
  • Tandoor series (Doga)
  • Bankelal lok se lok series (bankelal)
  • Bankelal nagar se nagar series (Bankelal)
  • Nagina series (Nagraj)
  • Nahi bachega nagraj series (Nagraj)
  • Rajnagar rakshak series (Super commando dhurva- Ins. Steel)
  • Curfew series (Doga)
  • Aarambha series (Yoddha)
  • Hedron series (Nagraj-Super Commando Dhurva)
  • Champion killer series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Guru bhokal series (Bhokal)
  • Game over series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Andhi maut series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Aagraj series (Nagraj)
  • Doga Hindu Hai Series (Doga)
  • Khoon series (Doga-Super Indian)
  • Palra series (Multistarrer)
  • Mai hu bheriya series (Bheriya- Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv - Doga- Parmanu)
  • Ins.chetta series (Doga)
  • Nikal pada doga series (Doga)
  • Nagraj hai na series (Nagraj)
  • Lavva series (Nagraj)
  • Hatyara kaun series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Candakaal series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Khoni khandan series (Super commando dhurva)
  • Aab marega parmanu series (Parmanu)
  • Lakshya purusha series (Doga)
  • Ek katora au Do Ktora Khoon series (Thrill-Horror-Suspense)
  • Chamatakari bhokal series (Bhokal)
  • Jalyash series (Bankelal)
  • Germany series (Aatakharta nagraj)
  • Italy series (Aatakharta nagraj)
  • Raktabeej series (Multistarrer)
  • Doga unmulan series (Doga)
  • Rajnagar Rakshak (Super Commando Dhruva, Inspector Steel)
  • Akhiri-Last Survivors(Multistarrer)
  • Balcharit (Origin Series of Super Commando Dhruva)

FilmsEdit

In 2014, Anurag Kashyap had spoken about making a film on Doga—a vigilante killing machine in the style of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher—but the project was shelved after his Bombay Velvet flopped. Raj Comics co-founder and studio head Sanjay Gupta says "Bollywood is yet to warm up to the idea of licensing comic book characters that come with detailed universes and visuals ready for the screen. We want to start with animated Web series first. We are expecting to make our first live-action film the year after.” In December 2017, Raj Comics organized special screening of their horror film Aadamkhor at Nagraj Janmotsav event, Delhi. Aadamkhor is based on comic of the same name published by Raj Comics in 1992.[3][4] Raj comics has released Aadamkhor on YouTube on 24 May 2018.[5]

It was also announced in December 2019, that Ranveer Singh was in reports to play Nagraj in a film produced by Karan Johar. Looking forward to their film in 2022.

TriviaEdit

  • Gupta communicates with Raj comics fans through his columns "Green Pages" and "Star Pages".
  • He is often credited, along with Anupam Sinha-Jolly Sinha, as being responsible for the revival of the comics industry in India.A few years back, he was taking on more ambitious projects, such as the live action film of Doga, which was being produced by Phantom Films and directed by Anurag Kashyap. But the project was cancelled by Anurag Kashyap in 2016 and it was announced in 2008 that Anurag Kashyap will make a film on Doga and now the project is more or less dropped. A debut director named Sharan Balan is assigned to direct the stand alone indian super hero film named "Marahathan" in the year "2026"

News and InterviewEdit

on YouTube on 6 FEB 2015.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "The return of Indian superheroes". TMC. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ "इनके बिना अधूरी थीं गर्मी की छुट्टियां... - Navbharat Times". Navbharat Times. Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Sankhayan (2016-09-02). "In search of the Indian superhero". livemint.com/. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  4. ^ "Why Nagraj, Dhruva, Doga aren't finding space on big screen? (view pics)". Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  5. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=noF_3DepbJg&t=426s
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRqMMuQlmYs

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