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.[1]

Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Vipul Amrutlal Shah at the launch of his new show Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother
Born8 June 1967
Occupation(s)Film director, Film producer
(m. 2000)
WebsiteVipul Amrutlal Shah

Career edit

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.[2]

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.

In March 2011, Shah announced his intention to make a sequel of his 2007 film Namastey London.[3]

Personal life edit

Shah with his wife Shefali Shah

He is married to actress Shefali Shah and has two sons.[4]

He studied in KC College, Mumbai.[citation needed]

Filmography edit

As director edit

Film Year Cast
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

Film Year Director Cast
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
Bastar[5] 2024 Sudipto Sen TBD

Television series edit

Show Year(s) Channel Role
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
Commando 2023

References edit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka was the first Indian television show to complete 1000 episodes". news18. 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Vipul To Do 'Namastey London' Sequel". Times of India. NDTV. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Married to the 'boss'! Shefali Shah's waqt with Vipul!". Movies. 22 April 2005.
  5. ^ "'The Kerala Story' team reunites for 'Bastar'; Sudipto Sen & Vipul Shah's film to release in Apr 2024". 26 June 2023. Retrieved 2 July 2023.

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