Shimit Amin is a well-known director and is familar as the man behind the making of ‘ Chak De! India’, one of the most well-received films in the history of Bollywood. Shimit Amin was born in the capital city of Uganda, known as Kampala. Although Shimit was born in the city of Kampala, his family later moved to the United States of America, where they got settled in Florida. As he grew up in the city of Florida, Amin had a natural inclination towards filmmaking and wanted to pursue it from a very young age. But he opted to follow his parents’ advice and pursued graduation in mathematics.

After completing his graduation, Amin had fully dedicated himself to filming and worked hard to initiate and organize major film festivals of today such as ‘The Asian American Film Festival’ which was first conducted in the year 1991, in Jacksonville in Florida. After his work in North Florida, Amin shifted from there to Miami where he spent his time working on all sorts of independent film projects whether corporate, industrial or small scale. After his work in Miami, Amin headed to California City, where he worked quite a long time researching and making himself experienced under various role and aspects of filmmaking.

After having a considerate amount of experience and techniques to use, Amin finally made his entry into the Bollywood film industry. In the year 2003, when he was still in Los Angeles, he was given the job of editing the movie, ‘Bhoot’ by Ram Gopal Vermaa and later in 2004 he was offered to work for ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’. In the year 2006, he helmed direction for the film, ‘Chak De! India’ which was released in 2007, starring ‘ Shah Rukh Khan’. In 2009, he was also the man behind ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ starring Ranbir Kapoor.

Shimit Amin is wedded to screenwriter Megha Ramaswamy.

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