Name: Satish Kaushik
Birthdate: 13h April, 1956
1) In the year 1990, Satish Kaushik was awarded the prestigious Filmfare award for his role in Subhash Ghai’s ‘Ram Lakhan’.
2) Seven years later in 1997 he once again received a Filmfare award for his performance in the film, ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’ directed by David Dhawan.
1) Satish Kaushik had been into partnership with Parsavnath developers, the real estate company who is looking over the Chandigarh Film City project.
2) In the year 2007, he along with actor Anupam Kher jointly opened a film company by the name of Karol Bagh Productions. Their first film was ‘Teree Sang’ (2009) and Satish Kaushik had taken the responsibility of directing that film.
Biography: Satish Kaushik, the well known Indian film actor, producer and director was born on the 13th of April, 1956 in Dhanounda village situated in Mohindergarh, Haryana. He spent his childhood days at Karolbagh in Naiwala gali, Delhi. He pursued his graduation from the prestigious Kirori Mal College in New Delhi. Soon enough he enrolled himself in the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi and he graduated from that institute in the year 1978. After passing out he later studied at the Film and Television Institute of India located at Pune, India.
He began his illustrious career by assisting Shekhar Kapoor in the direction of his 1983 film, ‘Massom’. This was also his debut film as an actor and he starred alongside the likes of Shaban Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah. This film went on to win the 1984 Filmfare Award in the ‘Best Film Critics’ category. In the year 1993, he directed his very first film, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ starring Ram Sethi, Sridevi, Paresh Rawal, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Anupam Kher. Two years later his second film as director was released. This film was titled ‘Prem’ through which actress Tabu was launched in the industy. Both of these films failed to create much of a stir at the box office. He soon got his forst hit in the year 1999 when he directed ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain’ starring Gracy Singh, Johnny Lever, Parmeet Sethi, Shakti Kapoor, Kajol, Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher. This particular film was released on the 22nd of January, 1999.
As an actor some of his well known roles include that of ‘Calendar’ in Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Mr. India’ and that of ‘Chana Ahmed’ in the 2007 British drama film called ‘Brick Lane’ directed by Sarah Gavron. He is also famous for his portrayal of the comic character of ‘Pappu Pager’ in David Dhawan’s 1997 comedy flick, ‘Deewana Mastana’. Besides acting in movies, Satish Kaushik has also played an active role in the sphere of theatre acting, and in this domain his most famous role include that of ‘Willy Loman’ in the Hindi play ‘Salesman Ramlal’. ‘Salesman Ramlal’ was an adaptation of ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller.
He has also once written the dialogues for the comedy film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ (1983) directed by Kundan Shah. Satish Kaushik had also co-written and had also anchored ‘Philips Top Ten’, a television countdown show and he was given the Screen Videocon Award for this particular show.
One of his upcoming projects is based on Tansen’s life. Tansen was one of the Navaratnas in the court of Akbar The Great. This project has been undertaken by Rakshri Productions. Abhishek Bachchan will be donning the role of Tansen in this film and Ravindra Jain will be composing the film’s soundtrack.
Satis Kaushik has taken the responsibility of bringing the film industry of Haryana to light and he has committed to make five films there.
Some of his projects as a producer include Bumm Bumm Bole (2010), ‘Dhol’ (2007), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) and Kyon Ki (2005). Some of his films where he acted include Gali Gali Chor Hai, Rascals, Chatur Singh Two Star, Milenge Milenge, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, Do Knot Disturb, God Tussi Great Ho, Tehzeeb, Calvutta Mail, Hadh Kar Di Aapne, Chal Mere Bhai, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Gudgudee, Awaargi, Saagar, Utsav, Mandi, Masoom, Ab Ab Laut Chalein, Sardar, Saajan Chale Sasural, Ram Lakhan, Brick Lane and many more.