Tinnu Anand

Profession: Bollywood Actor, Writer and Director


Brother of Tinnu Anand

Bittu Anand (Younger)

Father of Tinnu Anand

Inder Raj Anand (Film Writer)

Wife/Spouse of Tinnu Anand

Shahnaz Vahanvaty (Indian Actress and Costume Designer)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Tinnu Anand

Shahnaz Vahanvaty

Favourite Actor(s) of Tinnu Anand

Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri

Favourite Film(s) of Tinnu Anand

Charulata, Anand

Favourite Filmmaker(s) of Tinnu Anand

Satyajit Ray, Federico Fellini (Italian Filmmaker)

Favourite Food(s) of Tinnu Anand

Paneer Butter Masala, Dal Tadka and Chinese Cuisines

Favourite Singer(s) of Tinnu Anand

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Information about Tinnu Anand

In-fact, Tinnu was given three choices- to work with Raj Kapoor (who was a family friend of Tinnu Anand's father), to work with iconic Italian director Federico Fellini, and the last one was with Satyajit Ray. Tinnu opted for Fellini, as it would give him a chance to visit Italy. However, Fellini had put a condition that he had to learn Italian first. Tinnu didn't want to spend 6-months learning a new language and decided to work with Satyajit Ray.  Initially, his father didn't want Tinnu and his younger brother Bittu to enter the Film Industry, but Tinnu was desperate to make a career in the Film Industry. Ultimately, his father enrolled him in Satyajit Ray's school, as his father and Satyajit Ray were good friends.  After assisting Satyajit Ray for five years, Tinnu returned to Mumbai to make his own films.  He was born to a famous film writer Inder Raj Anand in the then Bombay State.  Does Tinnu Anand drink alcohol?: Yes  He wandered for work for two years, as people thought he could make only serious films. In those two years, he did 70 advertising films.  Then, Tinnu received a letter from Satyajit Ray that he could work with him. So, he left for Calcutta to assist Satyajit Ray.  He started his first directorial film 'Duniya Meri Jeb Mein' (1979) with his childhood friends Rishi and Shashi Kapoor. It took him five years to complete the film.  Notable filmmaker, K. Abbas was also a family friend of Tinnu Anand and during his school and college holidays, Tinnu would beg him for a role in his films and he would give him some small roles. But in Saat Hindustani, K. Abbas had offered him one of the leading roles.  It was Tinnu Anand who took Amitabh to K. Abbas's office. In the evening, K. Abbas gave a dirty job to Tinnu Anand to offer Amitabh ?5000 for the entire film. Amitabh agreed to the offer, as he desperately need a role. Amitabh got the role of poet's friend in the film, the role which was supposed to be played by Tinnu Anand.  For Saat Hindustani, K. Abbas needed a heroine and he asked Tinnu if he could ask one of his friends named Neena Singh if she would act in the film. Neena agreed and asked Tinnu if he could give a picture of her friend living in Calcutta and working in Bird and Co, to Abbas. The photograph was of a tall man standing in front of Victoria Memorial. When K. Abbas saw the photograph, he said the man had to come to Mumbai for the audition. That is how Amitabh Bachchan landed in Bombay.  Does Tinnu Anand smoke?: Yes 


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