Ismail Merchant is a Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Original Music Composer and Thanks Indian born on 25 december 1936 at Mumbai (Inde)
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Ismail Merchant (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant's longtime professional and personal partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards.
Merchant succeeded as an independent producer in Hollywood for more than 40 years. His strength lay in funding his projects, particularly in his ability to produce films for several million dollars less than those of his contemporaries.
Ismail Merchant est surtout connu pour avoir été le producteur de la plupart des grands succès du réalisateur américain James Ivory, à travers leur société de production Merchant Ivory Productions créée en mai 1961.