Name: Tinnu Anand
Biography: Tinnu Anand, also known as Virendar Raj Anand is a well known Indian film director and actor, belonging to the Bollywood film industry. Tinu Anand is best known for casting Amitabh Bachchan in most of his films. Some of these include Major Saab (1998), Main Azad Hoon (1989), Shahenshah (1988) and Kaalia (1981). His father, Inder Raj Anand is an experienced writer while his uncle, Siddharth Anand is into film direction. Tinnu pursued his education from the reputed Mayo College, situated at Ajmer in Rajasthan, India. Presently he resides in Madh Island, away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
Tinnu has worked in numerous Bengali movies as an assistant to Satyajit Ray befire he entered mainstream Bollywood. In the year 1987, he signed up for Singeetham Srinivasa Rao’s black comedy ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ where he starred alongside Loknath, Prathap Pothan, K S Ramesh, P. L. Narayana, Farida Jalal, Amala and Kamal Haasan. Same year he had also starred in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil crime movie ‘Nayakan’ where he played the role of a character called Ajit Kelkar. Three years down the line in 1990 he appeared in the Mukul S. Anand’s Hindi crime drama flick, ‘Agneepath’ starring Alok Nath, Rohini Hattangadi, Danny Denzongpa, Neelam Kothari, Madhavi, Mithun Chakraborty and Amitabh Bachchan. This film was a huge commercial successs and he was highly praised for his performance in the film. Later on in 1992 Tinnu starred in Abbas Mustan’s ‘Khiladi’ starring Johnny Lever, Anant Mahadevan, Prem Chopra, Sabeeha, Deepak Tijori, Ayesha Jhulka and Akshay Kumar. It was hugely successful and it went on to become the10th highest grossing film that year. One of his important roles was the one which he played in the Aamir Khan starrer, ‘Ghajini’ (2008). Here he played the character role of Satveer Kohli, who was the boss of Kalpana( played by Asin Thottumkal). This film was a huge success both in the domestic as well as in the overseas market.
Some of Tinnu Anand’s recent projects include ‘Rabba Main Kya Karoon’, ‘Dabangg 2’ and ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’. His last Bengali film was in the year 2011 when he appeared in Nitish Roy’s ‘Gosainbaganer Bhooth’ starring Jojo, Antony, Kanchan Mallick, Paran Bandhopadhyay, Ashish Vidyarthi and Victor Banerjee.
As an actor some of Tinnu Anand’s filmography includes Laqshya (1994), Gatothgajudu (1994), Ikka Raja Rani (1994), Brahma (1994), Fauj (1994), Krantiveer (1994), Stuntman (1994), Premyog (1994), Jai Kishen (1994), Anjaam (1994), Agneepath (1990), Rabba Main Kya Karoon (2013), Dabangg 2 (2012), Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012), Gosaibaganer Bhoot (2011), Dabangg (2010), Khatta Meetha (2010), Gorosthaney Sabdhan (2010), Baabarr (2010), De Dana Dan (2009), Jack N Jhol (2009), Zamaanat (2009), Ghajini (2008), Bluffmaster (2005), Rok Sako To Rok Lo (2004), Saathiya (2002), Shararat (2002), 500 Ka Note (2001), Mera Intquam (2001), Lajja (2001), Himmatwala (1998), Saat Rang Ke Sapne (1998), China Gate (1998), Achanak (1998), Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998), Vinashak (1998), Miss 420 (1998), Sher-E-Bazar (1997),Masoom (1996).