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Vipul Amrutlal Shah (commonly known as Vipul Shah) is a film producer and director of Hindi films. He began his career with Gujarati theater. He was part/director of a number of Gujarati dramas, some of which were well received by Gujarati audience. He made his debut with Gujarati film 'Dariya-Chhoru' (means children of ocean) in late 90s, with JD Majethia in main lead. As of 2010, he has directed six Hindi films, four of which have starred Akshay Kumar.

Vipul Amrutlal Shah
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Vipul Amrutlal Shah at the launch of his new show Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother
OccupationFilm director, Film producer
Spouse(s)Shefali Shah
WebsiteVipul Amrutlal Shah


Vipul Amrutlal Shah started career on small screen with a soap opera Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The serial went on to become the longest running family drama with over 1000 episodes.[1]

Shah's debut film as director was Dariya Chhoru (Gujarati). This film was well-made. He made his debut in Hindi films with Aankhen, which was based on his Gujarati play 'Aandhlo Pato' (means Blind Fold). It was among 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' (means 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, which was a flop.

In March 2011, Shah announced his intention to do a sequel of his 2007 film Namastey London.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to actress Shefali Shah and has two sons.[3] And he studied in KC College, Mumbai.


Television seriesEdit


  1. ^ "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka was the first Indian Television show to complete 1000 episodes". news18. 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Vipul To Do 'Namastey London' Sequel". Times of India. NDTV. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Married to the 'boss'! Shefali Shah's waqt with Vipul!". Movies. 22 April 2005.

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