Subhash Ghai Biography, Facts & Life Story

Subhash Ghai Indian Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Music Director

Quick Facts

Nickname:Showman, Dream Merchant

Full Name:Subhash Ghai

Profession:Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Music Director


Age:75 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:24 January 1945

Birthplace:Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)

Weight:85 kg (185 lbs)

Chest:Not Known

Biceps:Not Known

Hair Color:Salt & Pepper

Eye Color:Black

Subhash Ghai is a renowned film director, screenwriter as well as a film producer who has been serving Bollywood film industry since the year 1970. An exceptional film producer, Subhash Ghai was born in Nagpur, India on 24th January, 1945.

A well-regarded intellectualize, Producer, Director and an excellent Filmmaker, Subhash Ghai initiated his career in 1970. He arrived in Bollywood film industry after successfully completing his certified course from Television & Film Institute of India in 1963. Subhash Ghai is a commerce alumnus from Rohtak.

This renowned filmmaker has not only directed and produced a number of superhit movies but also polished a number of megastars in Bollywood Film Industry. A few of his long-running and most popular movies are Taal, Saudagar, Kaalicharan, Pardes, Meri Jung, Khalnayak, Vidhaata, Hero, Yaadein, Kisna and Trimurti.

Subhash Ghai has also directed a number of movies under his banners such as Apna Sapna Money Money, 36 China Town, Iqbal and Aitraaz. In the year 2007, he took an interval from Bollywood film industry right after the release of his movie 36 China Town. Though in 2008, he returned back with movies such as Black & White and Yuvraaj. Both the movies prospered well at Indian box-office and he hasn’t produced or directed a single movie after this. Subhash Ghai also has an institute called Whistling Woods International, which is located in Mumbai. This Institute trains the people professionally in the field of filmmaking, acting, cinematography, direction, production and animation.

His most noticeable movies consist of Karz, Kalicharan, Meri Jung, Hero, Ram Lakhan, Karma, Khalnayak, Saudagar, Taal and Pardes. In the year 1982, he also instituted ‘Mukta Arts’, a film production establishment, and is called as the “showman” of Indian Cinema, for making superhit movies that depict grandeur and an ironic theme.

Subhash Ghai also introduced lots of fresh talents and polished them into superstars, such as Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Javed Jaffrey, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Manisha Koirala, Saroj Khan, Isha Shravani, Mahima Chaudhary, Shreyas Talpade, Antonia Bernath, Anurag Sinha and numerous others. Subhash has also introduced numerous technicians and massively contributed to the progress of Bollywood film industry. Subhash Ghai is married to Mukta Ghai and the couple was blessed with two daughters named Meghna Ghai and Muskaan Ghai.

Facts You Never Knew About Subhash Ghai!

    • Is Subhash Ghai addicted to smoking?: Not Known
    • Is Subhash Ghai alcoholic?: Yes
    • He completed his school education from Delhi and earned his graduation degree from Haryana. He afterwards settled in Pune and enrolled for Film and TV Institute of India.
    • Subhash’s career initiated in Bollywood industry as an actor, by way of playing minor roles in movies such as Aradhana and Taqdeer.
    • He portrayed the male leading roles in In Gumraah and Umang.
    • In the year 1982, he instigated Mukta Arts, his own film production establishment and has produced a number of movies under its banner.
    • Subhash Ghai made his first directorial debut with the movie titled Kalicharan featuring Shatrughan Sinha.
    • He casted Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff together in the movies titled Ram Lakhan, Trimurti and Karma.
    • Initially taking up direction, Subhash Ghai to much tried acting however he received no success in his acting.
    • He launched and give success many new and rising stars like Madhuri Dixit, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, etc.
    • In 2001 he set up an international film school named Whistling Woods International Later which 2010 was named as one famous film schools by Hollywood Reporter.
    • He was blessed the title Showman by the media in the 90s and besides receiving many national and international awards he has even been honored by the America.
    • Subhash Ghai is an Indian Film Director, Actor, Producer, Music Director and Screenwriter.

Subhash Ghai Education

Qualification: Graduation In Commerce From Rohtak, Haryana

School: Not Available

College: Film and Television Institute of India

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Subhash Ghai Career

Profession: Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Music Director

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film (Director): Kalicharan (1976)
Film (Producer): Aitraaz (2004)
Film (Actor): Taqdeer (1967)

Salary: Not Available

Net Worth: ₹144 Crore

Family & Relatives

Father: K.D Ghai (Dentist)

Mother: Subhadra Ghai

Brother(s): Ashok Ghai

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Rehana alias Mukta Ghai

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Meghna Ghai Puri (President of Whistling Woods International Institute), Muskaan Ghai

Ex Girlfriends:


Subhash Ghai Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Listening To Music

Favorite Actor: Dilip Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt

Favorite Actress: Aishwarya Rai, Alia Bhatt

Favorite Food: Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt

Favorite Color: Salt & Pepper

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