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Kunal Kohli is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 2000

Kunal Kohli

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Nationality Inde
Birth 2000 (19 years)
Awards Filmfare Awards

Kunal Kohli (Hindi: कुनाल कोहली) is an Indian film director, producer and writer.

Biography

Kunal Kohli is a Hindi film director based in Mumbai.

He started out as a film critic in the late 1990s and hosted the show Chalo Cinema on Zee TV. He also directed some music videos: Bally Sagoo's 'Mera Laung Gawacha', Kamaal Khan's 'Jaana', Bali Brahmabhatt's 'Tere Bin Jeena Nahin', Shiamak Davar's 'Jaane Kisne', Hema Sardesai's 'Bole Humse Kuch Na Gori' and Rajshri Music's 'Yeh Hai Prem', a song for Alisha Chinoy with Milind Soman. He directed about 24 music videos before moving to TV and films.

He made his directorial debut with the television series Trikon. He has made four movies for Yash Raj Films owned by famed director and producer, late Yash Chopra. His first film under their banner was Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) which did not fare well at the box office. It starred Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.

After two years he came back with his second venture Hum Tum (2004). The film was one of the biggest hits of 2004 and established him as a known director. Hum Tum won five Filmfare awards including Best Director for Kohli. He won against his mentor Yash Chopra who was nominated for Veer-Zaara.

His next film was Fanaa, starred Aamir Khan and Kajol who made her comeback after a four-year break from the industry and earned her a Filmfare Best Actress award. It was released in May 2006. Fanaa became one of the biggest hits of 2006. This film was found controversial and was banned in the state of Gujarat due to protests against the lead actor Aamir Khan.

Kohli wrote, directed and co-produced the Yash Raj film Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rishi Kapoor and Amisha Patel.

He judged the popular TV show Nach Baliye's second season for Star Plus; the show was a reality dance show and very popular in 2005.

He has judged a children's reality show on Sony TV, Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka in 2005. He writes a blog on www.bollywoodhungama.com.

He started his production house Kunal Kohli Productions in 2007 to make films for himself and launch new directors, too. The first film was Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008). It opened to rave reviews and was appreciated by the public but did not meet with the success of Hum Tum and Fanaa, reportedly due to bad publicity and the timing of the release. He produced and directed Break Ke Baad starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film is a romantic dramedy set in the tropical island Mauritius and was released in the later half of 2010.

Kohli released his latest film Teri Meri Kahaani in 2012. The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles, and follows the love stories of a couple in three different generations.

Kunal has a three film contract with Reliance Big Pictures involving financing, distribution and marketing. This contract is estimated to be worth Rs 150 crores.

Usually with

Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(4 films)
Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra
(3 films)
Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor
(3 films)
Sharat Saxena
Sharat Saxena
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kunal Kohli (7 films)

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Actor

Phir Se...
Phir Se... (2015)

Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kunal Kohli, Jennifer Winget, Rajit Kapur, Dalip Tahil, Kanwaljit Singh, Sushmita Mukherjee
Roles Jai Khanna
Rating60% 3.011373.011373.011373.011373.01137
Phir Se is going to be based on a separated couple living in London, trying to come to terms with the consequences of their split.

Director

Phir Se...
Phir Se... (2015)

Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kunal Kohli, Jennifer Winget, Rajit Kapur, Dalip Tahil, Kanwaljit Singh, Sushmita Mukherjee
Rating60% 3.011373.011373.011373.011373.01137
Phir Se is going to be based on a separated couple living in London, trying to come to terms with the consequences of their split.
Teri Meri Kahaani
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai, Neha Sharma
Rating48% 2.4050252.4050252.4050252.4050252.405025
In 1960, an aspiring musician, Govind (Shahid Kapoor), meets Ruksar (Priyanka Chopra), a young woman who ran away from her home with her best friend to become a famous film star, on a train heading to Bombay, India. The two bond over their careers but part ways after arriving in Bombay. Govind befriends Mahi (Prachi Desai), a confident and modern girl. Ruksar meets Govind again and the two hit it off at a party. When Govind notices a photo journalist following him and Ruksar, he holds Mahi's hand to mislead him, unaware that Mahi has fallen in love with him. It is then revealed that Mahi is the best friend of Ruksar had run away with, and the two tell each other about the man they've fallen in love with, not realising it is the same person. When Ruksar, Mahi and Govind all meet, the three realise what happened and brokenheartedly part ways.
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, 2h17
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Akshat Chopra, Shriya Sharma
Rating49% 2.456862.456862.456862.456862.45686
Ranbeer Talwar (Saif Ali Khan), a leading industrialist in India, is lonely because he has lost everyone who is dear to him. Due to distraction, he mistakenly kills a husband and wife in a car accident. The judge sentences him to look after their four children, and to do so without ill-treating them. The children resent Ranbeer for his role in their parents' death and desire revenge, whereas he is unprepared to live with them, making both him and the children miserable in this situation.
Fanaa
Fanaa (2006)
, 2h49
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical theatre, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about terrorism, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Sharat Saxena, Tabu
Rating71% 3.598943.598943.598943.598943.59894
Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) is a blind Kashmiri girl who travels without her parents for the first time with a dance to Delhi to perform in a ceremony for Republic Day. On her journey, she meets Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan), a Casanova tour guide who flirts with her. Although her friends warn Zooni about him, she cannot resist falling in love. On her last night in Delhi, Rehan and Zooni spend the night together and end up in bed. As Zooni is leaving the next day on a train, Rehan comes in and takes her away with him. Her parents arrive in Delhi to marry them. Zooni has a procedure done that helps her see again, but when she comes out of surgery, she finds out that Rehan was killed in a bomb blast in the city, and is heartbroken. She is taken to the hospital mortuary, and told to identify his body. As Zooni cannot see any body there, she is quickly made aware of the sweater that Rehan was wearing which she knitted for him covered in blood and soot.
Hum Tum
Hum Tum (2004)
, 2h17
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kiron Kher, Rati Agnihotri, Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill
Rating69% 3.4986053.4986053.4986053.4986053.498605
Karan (Saif Ali Khan) is a cartoonist and a self-styled ladies' man. His daily comic, named "Hum Tum," explores the battle of stereotypical male/female behavior. On a plane from Delhi to New York, he meets Rhea (Rani Mukerji) who doesn't seem to be interested in him. His feeble attempts at flirting go nowhere, but when they have a stop-over in Amsterdam, she agrees to explore the city with him. Karan quickly learns he has little in common with the feisty but proper Rhea, but he won't give up. He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss. Outraged, Rhea slaps him, and storms off, but Karan insists they'll meet again. After a few months he spots her in a park in New York, and she makes a scene with his girlfriend (Shenaz Treasurywala), who turns out to be Rhea's childhood friend, which ends in their break-up.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, 2h29
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, Uday Chopra, Himani Shivpuri, Satish Shah
Rating51% 2.5544052.5544052.5544052.5544052.554405
Raj Khanna (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja Sahani (Rani Mukherjee) and Tina Kapoor (Kareena Kapoor) are childhood friends. While Raj has always been attracted to the vivacious Tina because she is so beautiful, he is completely unaware of the quiet Pooja's love for him.

Scriptwriter

Teri Meri Kahaani
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai, Neha Sharma
Roles Writer
Rating48% 2.4050252.4050252.4050252.4050252.405025
In 1960, an aspiring musician, Govind (Shahid Kapoor), meets Ruksar (Priyanka Chopra), a young woman who ran away from her home with her best friend to become a famous film star, on a train heading to Bombay, India. The two bond over their careers but part ways after arriving in Bombay. Govind befriends Mahi (Prachi Desai), a confident and modern girl. Ruksar meets Govind again and the two hit it off at a party. When Govind notices a photo journalist following him and Ruksar, he holds Mahi's hand to mislead him, unaware that Mahi has fallen in love with him. It is then revealed that Mahi is the best friend of Ruksar had run away with, and the two tell each other about the man they've fallen in love with, not realising it is the same person. When Ruksar, Mahi and Govind all meet, the three realise what happened and brokenheartedly part ways.
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, 2h17
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Akshat Chopra, Shriya Sharma
Rating49% 2.456862.456862.456862.456862.45686
Ranbeer Talwar (Saif Ali Khan), a leading industrialist in India, is lonely because he has lost everyone who is dear to him. Due to distraction, he mistakenly kills a husband and wife in a car accident. The judge sentences him to look after their four children, and to do so without ill-treating them. The children resent Ranbeer for his role in their parents' death and desire revenge, whereas he is unprepared to live with them, making both him and the children miserable in this situation.
Fanaa
Fanaa (2006)
, 2h49
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical theatre, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about terrorism, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Sharat Saxena, Tabu
Rating71% 3.598943.598943.598943.598943.59894
Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) is a blind Kashmiri girl who travels without her parents for the first time with a dance to Delhi to perform in a ceremony for Republic Day. On her journey, she meets Rehan Qadri (Aamir Khan), a Casanova tour guide who flirts with her. Although her friends warn Zooni about him, she cannot resist falling in love. On her last night in Delhi, Rehan and Zooni spend the night together and end up in bed. As Zooni is leaving the next day on a train, Rehan comes in and takes her away with him. Her parents arrive in Delhi to marry them. Zooni has a procedure done that helps her see again, but when she comes out of surgery, she finds out that Rehan was killed in a bomb blast in the city, and is heartbroken. She is taken to the hospital mortuary, and told to identify his body. As Zooni cannot see any body there, she is quickly made aware of the sweater that Rehan was wearing which she knitted for him covered in blood and soot.
Hum Tum
Hum Tum (2004)
, 2h17
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kiron Kher, Rati Agnihotri, Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill
Rating69% 3.4986053.4986053.4986053.4986053.498605
Karan (Saif Ali Khan) is a cartoonist and a self-styled ladies' man. His daily comic, named "Hum Tum," explores the battle of stereotypical male/female behavior. On a plane from Delhi to New York, he meets Rhea (Rani Mukerji) who doesn't seem to be interested in him. His feeble attempts at flirting go nowhere, but when they have a stop-over in Amsterdam, she agrees to explore the city with him. Karan quickly learns he has little in common with the feisty but proper Rhea, but he won't give up. He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss. Outraged, Rhea slaps him, and storms off, but Karan insists they'll meet again. After a few months he spots her in a park in New York, and she makes a scene with his girlfriend (Shenaz Treasurywala), who turns out to be Rhea's childhood friend, which ends in their break-up.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, 2h29
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, Uday Chopra, Himani Shivpuri, Satish Shah
Roles Writer
Rating51% 2.5544052.5544052.5544052.5544052.554405
Raj Khanna (Hrithik Roshan), Pooja Sahani (Rani Mukherjee) and Tina Kapoor (Kareena Kapoor) are childhood friends. While Raj has always been attracted to the vivacious Tina because she is so beautiful, he is completely unaware of the quiet Pooja's love for him.

Producer

Teri Meri Kahaani
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai, Neha Sharma
Roles Producer
Rating48% 2.4050252.4050252.4050252.4050252.405025
In 1960, an aspiring musician, Govind (Shahid Kapoor), meets Ruksar (Priyanka Chopra), a young woman who ran away from her home with her best friend to become a famous film star, on a train heading to Bombay, India. The two bond over their careers but part ways after arriving in Bombay. Govind befriends Mahi (Prachi Desai), a confident and modern girl. Ruksar meets Govind again and the two hit it off at a party. When Govind notices a photo journalist following him and Ruksar, he holds Mahi's hand to mislead him, unaware that Mahi has fallen in love with him. It is then revealed that Mahi is the best friend of Ruksar had run away with, and the two tell each other about the man they've fallen in love with, not realising it is the same person. When Ruksar, Mahi and Govind all meet, the three realise what happened and brokenheartedly part ways.
Break Ke Baad
Directed by Danish Aslam
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Imran Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sharmila Tagore, Shahana Goswami, Lillete Dubey, Navin Nischol
Roles Producer
Rating52% 2.6034852.6034852.6034852.6034852.603485
Abhay Gulati (Imran Khan) and Aaliya Khan (Deepika Padukone) have been friends since childhood. Aaliya has always loved acting, since her mother is an actress. Her father left her and her mother. Abhay likes cooking but his father wants him to take care of his business. Eventually Abhay and Aaliya start dating but Aaliya does not want to marry. An opportunity comes for Aaliya to go to Australia for acting school which she takes. She goes to Australia where she has to live with her strict aunt. She then moves into a bungalow where a bunch of young people live for cheap. Abhay gets paranoid and comes to Australia, annoying Aaliya because she feels he doesn't trust her and they break up. Abhay opens a restaurant and it becomes a big hit. Aaliya and Abhay slowly become friends again. Aaliya finishes acting school and Abhay's father finds out about his restaurant. Abhay and Aaliya's mother, Ayesha (Sharmila Tagore) come for Aaliya's graduation. Aaliya gets an opportunity to work in a movie and signs the contract without telling her mother, thereby enraging her. Soon Abhay leaves Aaliya too, because she is selfish. Realizing she is wrong and that she can't go on without her mother's support, she quits the movie and rushes back to India to get back things on track with her mother. Soon, her mother realises that Aaliya is strong to face the world and can come to terms with her mistakes rather easily than her mother herself was capable of, so she allows her to act in the movie and sends her back again. However, soon she return to the same Australian city for shooting her movie, and meets Abhay, who tells her he still hasn't moved on. She apparently, convinces him to move on and get married. However, she is stunned when she comes to know from another friend that Abhay is going to be married. Puzzled as to why he didn't tell her first about the news, Aaliya rushes to Abhay's house and finds him getting ready to get married. Aaliya begs him to re-think his decision, proposing to him with the very ring he was considering for her once upon a time. She confesses her love to him and tells him that she is really in love with him. Abhay, realising Aaliya's regret and love for him, shows her his wedding invitation which has her name, implying he intended to marry her all along. She is happy and they embrace, making up. The end credits show that the two have married, and have a baby girl named Sara.
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, 2h17
Directed by Kunal Kohli
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Akshat Chopra, Shriya Sharma
Roles Producer
Rating49% 2.456862.456862.456862.456862.45686
Ranbeer Talwar (Saif Ali Khan), a leading industrialist in India, is lonely because he has lost everyone who is dear to him. Due to distraction, he mistakenly kills a husband and wife in a car accident. The judge sentences him to look after their four children, and to do so without ill-treating them. The children resent Ranbeer for his role in their parents' death and desire revenge, whereas he is unprepared to live with them, making both him and the children miserable in this situation.