Tinu Suresh Desai

Dharmendra Alias "Tinu" Suresh Desai is an Indian film director.[1] Tinu Suresh Desai was born on 28 August 1974 in Mumbai Maharashtra ,India in a Gujarati-speaking family, his birth name is Dharmendra. he is a son of production manager Suresh Desai, who is Known for films like Sholay, Shaan, Seeta aur Geeta. Tinu Desai has started his career in the film industry as Assistant Director with 1997 film Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul, later he worked as Chief Assistant, Associate Director for films like Arjun Pandit, Anari No. 1 & Players. in 2006, Desai made his directorial debut with 1920 London starring Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra.[2]

Tinu Suresh Desai
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Desai is 2022
Dharmendra Suresh Desai

(1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 48)
Alma materMithibai College ,Mumbai
OccupationFilm director
Known forRustom, Special 26

Tinu Desai is known For a Akshay Kumar starrer film Rustom released in 2016, was reportedly based on K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra's 1959 court case.[3] featured Ileana D'Cruz, Arjan Bajwa, and Esha Gupta. In 2016, he was felicitated with Star Screen Award[4] and ETC Bollywood business Awards 2016 “Most Promising Debut Director” [5][6][7][8] for Rustom. Akshay kumar won his 1st National Film Award for Rustom.[9] Tinu Desai presently working on a Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra Starrer film The Great Indian Rescue[10][11][12][13] which is based on the chief mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who evacuated 65 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal, in 1989.[14]


Year Film Director Writer Other Notes Ref.
1997 Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Chief Assistant Director
1999 Anari No. 1 Assistant Director
1999 Arjun Pandit Assistant Director
2001 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Cheif Assistant Director
2004 Rog Judaayian (Short Movie) Yes
2008 God Tussi Great Ho First Assistant Director
2009 Life Partner First Assistant Director
2010 Shaapit First Assistant Director
2011 Tere Mere Phere Cheif Assistant Director
2012 Players Associate Director
2013 Special 26 First Assistant Director
2016 1920: London Yes
2016 Rustom Yes [15]
2023 The Great Indian Rescue Yes Upcoming film as a director [16][17]


  1. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/exclusive-rustom-director-tinu-suresh-desai-akshay-kumar-goes-by-his-gut-feeling-is-never-confused-2966066/
  2. ^ "1920 London to release by February-March 2016: Meera Chopra". indiatimes.com.
  3. ^ "Akshay Kumar begins 'Rustom' with a strong ensemble cast"
  4. ^ Team, Koimoi com (5 December 2016). "23rd Star Screen Awards 2016: Check Out The Complete List Of Winners". Koimoi. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  5. ^ https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/screen-awards-2016-amitabh-bachchan-and-alia-bhatt-are-top-winners-1634149
  6. ^ "The Full List Of Winners From The Star Screen Awards 2016!". MissMalini. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  7. ^ Ghosh, Suktara (5 December 2016). "Star Screen Awards 2016 Winners: A Big Night For Pink & Alia Bhatt". TheQuint. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  8. ^ "23rd Star Screen Awards 2016 winners list: Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Pink win big; Salman Khan & Shah Rukh Khan steal the show – moments from Twitter (Pics & video) | India.com". www.india.com. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  9. ^ "Akshay Kumar on National Award win for Rustom: I've never cheated to win an award". Hindustan Times. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  10. ^ "Late Jaswant Gill's biopic starring Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar is titled 'The Great Indian Rescue'". mirchi.in. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  11. ^ Lehren, Team (9 July 2022). "Akshay Kumar's Turban Look From Jaswant Singh's Biopic Goes Viral". Latest Bollywood & Hollywood Entertainment, News, Celebrity Gossip, Lifestyle, Originals, Regional & COVID Updates | Lehren. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Akshay Kumar-Parineeti Chopra Film On The Late Jaswant Singh Titled The Great Indian Rescue; Deets Inside". News18. 12 May 2023. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  13. ^ "Based on the mining operation of 1989, Akshay Kumar's next to be called The Great Indian Rescue: Report". The Times of India. 11 May 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  14. ^ https://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/report-amicable-settlement-for-ajay-devgn-and-tinu-suresh-desai-2585390
  15. ^ "'Rustom' director Tinu Suresh Desai says film not based on Nanavati case". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  16. ^ "Akshay Kumar dons turban for Tinu Suresh Desai film, see first photo". The Indian Express. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  17. ^ "Based on the mining operation of 1989, Akshay Kumar's next to be called The Great Indian Rescue: Report". The Times of India. 11 May 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 14 May 2023.

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