Profession: Film Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Music Director
Brother of Subhash Ghai
Daughter(s) of Subhash Ghai
Meghna Ghai Puri (President of Whistling Woods International Institute), Muskaan Ghai
Father of Subhash Ghai
K.D Ghai (Dentist)
Mother of Subhash Ghai
Wife/Spouse of Subhash Ghai
Rehana alias Mukta Ghai
Favourite Actor(s) of Subhash Ghai
Dilip Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt
Favourite Actresses of Subhash Ghai
Aishwarya Rai, Alia Bhatt
Favourite Director(s) of Subhash Ghai
Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt
Favourite Singer of Subhash Ghai
Asha Bhosle, A. R. Rahman
Awards, Honours, Achievements of Subhash Ghai
1998: Filmfare Award: Best Screenplay for Pardes
2006: National Film Award for Best Film On Other Social Issues: Producer for Iqbal
2013: Skill Tree Education Evangelist of India
2015: IIFA Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema
Controversies of Subhash Ghai
In 1993, the controversial song "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" of his directorial movie "Khalnayak," was criticized over the central theme of the lyrics of the song which was being considered as vulgar and socially absurd.
After the shooting of Saudagar starring Manisha Koirala (her launching pad in Bollywood), Dilip Kumar, and Raj Kumar, Manisha's mother Sushma Koirala revealed in an interview that Subhash Ghai made derogatory advances towards her daughter. She also told that he would daily have a one-hour discussion with Manisha in her vanity van in her absence. Although Manisha did not make any comment on these allegations, the star did not work with Subhai Ghai after that. Subhash refuted these allegations stating that Sushma Koirala wanted her daughter to become popular in a very short period and that's the only motive behind those allegations.
In 2010, Israel based model Rina Golan who released her book "Dear Mister Bollywood: How I Fell in Love with India, Bollywood and Shah Rukh Khan" revealing the bitter truth about casting couch in Bollywood. Subhash Ghai's name was among the few names she had mentioned in the book whom she met during her struggle in Bollywood. She claimed that starting her discussion with Subhash Ghai in the living room was gradually shifting to his bedroom. Subhash Ghai denied the rumours claiming that he could not even recall if he ever met Rina Golan or ever read her book.
In an interview, Salman Khan on being asked that if he ever hit his ex-girlfriends "Katrina Kaif & Aishwarya Rai", he revealed that he never hit the two actresses, and the only time he raised his hand was on director Subhash Ghai. Though he apologized to Subhash the very next day. Salman revealed that he smashed Ghai only after Ghai's provocation 'There are times when you do get out of control. That person hit me with a spoon, almost broke a plate on my face, pissed on my shoes and grabbed me by the neck. I could not control myself. And see what happened. Next day, I had to go and apologize.'
In 2018, during the MeToo campaign, an anonymous woman alleged that he had drugged and raped him. Kate Sharma, an actress, and model also alleged that he molested her by forcefully trying to kiss and hug her.
Information about Subhash Ghai
In 1982, he started Mukta Arts Private Limited which, in 2000, became a public company, with Subhash Ghai as its executive chairman
He then read self help books like Dale Carnegie's How to Win friends and influence people, and used techniques given in it to help him try and enter the film industry
Born in Nagpur, India, Subhash Ghai's father was a dentist in Delhi
he formed a successful collaboration with Dilip Kumar whom he directed in Vidhaata (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991), the latter for which he won the Filmfare Best Director Award
Ghai graduated in commerce from Rohtak, Haryana and then went on to graduate in Cinema from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
In an interview with Rajya Sabha TV, Ghai recounted that after passing out from FTII, he came to Bombay, but was not allowed to enter any studio as he was unknown.
In 2006, he received the National Film Award, for producing the social problem film Iqbal, in the same year he founded the Whistling Woods International film and media institution in Mumbai
In 2015, he received the IIFA Award for outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema
He introduced Jackie Shroff as a leading actor in Hero (1983) and helped establish Anil Kapoor's rising career with Meri Jung (1985)
Does Subhash Ghai smoke?: Not Known
Does Subhash Ghai drink alcohol?: Yes
Subhash Ghai is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema