Vipul Amrutlal Shah (commonly known as Vipul Shah) is a film producer and director of Hindi films. He began his career with Gujarati theatre. He was part/director of a number of Gujarati dramas, some of which were well received by audience. He made his debut with Gujarati film 'Dariya Chhoru' (children of the ocean) in late 90s, with JD Majethia as the main lead. As of 2010, he has directed six Hindi films, four of which have starred Akshay Kumar. He is the producer of The Kerala Story.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah
|Born||8 June 1967|
|Occupation(s)||Film director, Film producer|
|Website||Vipul Amrutlal Shah|
Vipul Amrutlal Shah started his career on small screen with the soap opera Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The serial went on to become the longest running family drama with over 1000 episodes.
Shah's directorial debut was Dariya Chhoru (Gujarati). He then made his debut in Hindi films with Aankhen, which was based on his Gujarati play 'Aandhlo Pato' ("Blind Fold"). It was one of the five biggest hits of 2002. He then impressed the audience and critics in his next film Waqt: The Race Against Time, which was again based on a Gujarati play 'Aavjo Vhala Phari Malishu' ("Good bye dear, will meet again"). It was also one of the highest-grossing films of 2005. His next two films, Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng did very well at the box office with the latter breaking all previous opening records in Bollywood. In 2009, he directed London Dreams, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Asin Thottumkal, which was an average grosser at the box office. His 2010 release, Action Replay starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, was not well received.
Personal life edit
As director edit
|Dariya Chhoru||1999||Shefali Shah|
|Aankhen||2002||Amitabh Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal|
|Waqt: The Race Against Time||2005||Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah|
|Namastey London||2007||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|London Dreams||2009||Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Asin|
|Action Replayy||2010||Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Namaste England||2018||Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra|
As producer edit
|Singh Is Kinng||2008||Anees Bazmee||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|Kucch Luv Jaisaa||2011||Barnali Ray Shukla||Shefali Shah, Rahul Bose, Sumeet Raghavan|
|Force||Nishikanth Kamath||John Abraham, Genelia D'souza, Vidyut Jamwal, Raj Babbar|
|Commando: A One Man Army||2013||Dilip Ghosh||Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Chopra, Jaideep Ahlawat|
|Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty||2014||A. R. Murugadoss||Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Freddy Daruwala, Sumeet Raghavan|
|Force 2||2016||Abhinay Deo||John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Raj Babbar|
|Commando 2: The Black Money Trail||2017||Deven Bhojani||Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala, Esha Gupta|
|Commando 3||2019||Aditya Datt||Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Gulshan Devaiah|
|Sanak||2021||Kanishk Varma||Vidyut Jammwal, Rukmini Maitra, Neha Dhupia, Chandan Roy Sanyal|
|The Kerala Story||2023||Sudipto Sen||Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, Siddhi Idnani|
Television series edit
|Jeevan Mrityu||1995||Sony TV||Director|
|Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka||1999-2002|
|Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye||2001||Writer, Producer|
|Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother||2012||SAB TV||Producer|
|Pukaar - Call For The Hero||2014-2015||Life OK|
|Human (Indian TV series)||2022||Hotstar||Director, Producer|
- "The Kerala Story producer Vipul Shah on West Bengal ban: 'We will take legal action'". Indian Express. PTI. 9 May 2023. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
- "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka was the first Indian television show to complete 1000 episodes". news18. 20 July 2015.
- "Vipul To Do 'Namastey London' Sequel". Times of India. NDTV. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- "Married to the 'boss'! Shefali Shah's waqt with Vipul!". Indiatimes.com Movies. 22 April 2005.
- "'The Kerala Story' team reunites for 'Bastar'; Sudipto Sen & Vipul Shah's film to release in Apr 2024". indiatimes.com. 26 June 2023. Retrieved 2 July 2023.