Prakash Jha

Active - 1985 - Present  |   Born - Feb 27, 1952 in West Champaran, Bihar, India  |   Genres - Drama, Epic

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  • Was studying at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune when it had to be temporarily closed due to student troubles, preventing Jha from completing his course.
  • His documentary Faces After Storm (1982) about the riots in Bihar in 1946 was banned just a few days after it's release
  • Runs his own production company called Prakash Jha Productions.
  • Has won several National Film Awards, including two for Best Non-Feature Film with Faces After The Storm (1982) and Sonal (2002) and in the Best Feature Film and Best Screeplay category for Damul(1985) and Apaharan (2005).
  • Is the chairman of Anubhooti, an NGO which supports several causes, such as cultural development, improved healthcare and disaster management.