Ashok Ghai is a director and producer in the Hindi Film Industry. He also worked as an assistant director in the Indian film industry for movies like Karz ( 1980 ), Krodhi ( 1981 ) and Khalnayak ( 1993 ). He was born on 22nd October and currently resides in Bandra, Maharashtra.
His hobbies include cosplaying, puzzles and couponing. He was born and brought up in Nagpur and lived in a Punjabi family. His father who was a dentist practiced in Delhi. He completed his education from Delhi and later moved to Mumbai.
He is the brother of legendary film director
Subhash Ghai. He has two daughters – Suzzana Ghai and Neha Ghai. Suzzana Ghai works as a producer in the industry. His brother, Subhash is married to
Mukta Ghai, and has two daughters - Muskaan Ghai and Meghna Ghai Puri.
He started his career, as an assistant director for the movie Karz ( 1980 ) and after that worked in the same role for the film Krodhi ( 1981 ). In 1986, he made his production debut with the movie Karma. His other production endeavors include
Ram Lakhan ( 1989 ), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Yaadein (2001),
Hello Darling ( 2010) and
Double Di Trouble (2014).
Furthermore, he has also directed films like Shaam Ghanshaam (1996) starring
Chandrachur Singh, and
Arbaaz Khan. Ashok Ghai has also worked in collaboration with his brother Subhash Ghai for several movies, 7 to be precise.
They have come together for movies namely Karz, Krodhi, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, and
Shaadi Se Pehle. In Karz and Krodhi, he worked as the Chief Assistant Director and in the movies Saudagar Karma and Shaadi Se Pehle he has worked as the Executive Producer.
The brothers had also come together and established an Indian film production company together named Mukta Arts. It is a Hindi entertainment production company that releases motion pictures. It is associated with production, distribution, and exhibition of films and serials for the Bollywood entertainment industry.
Named after Subhash Ghai's spouse Mukta Ghai, it is also responsible for managing the Whistling Woods International Institute Research and Training Center for Mass and Media Industry. Movies like Good Boy Bad Boy, Double Di Trouble, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah were made under this production company.
Producer Ashok Ghai has also signed Sachin to direct a movie called 2 in 1 under the Mukta Arts Production. Sachin has also directed Prem Deewane, starring
Madhuri Dixit and
Pooja Bhatt for Ashok Ghai earlier.
In the 28thFilmfare Awards, his movie Karz won the awards for the Best Music Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Male Playback and Best Lyricist. In the 35thFilmfareAwards, his movie Ram Lakhan (1989) which was directed by Subhash Ghai won several Filmfare Awards.
Those include Best Supporting Actress, Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music Director, Best Male Playback and Best Female Playback. The latest movies of Ashok Ghai include Hello Darling (2010) and Double Di Trouble (2014) with Subhash Ghai.