Amole Gupte Age, Wife, Children, Biography, Facts & More

Amole Gupte profile

Full NameAmole Gupte
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Writer, Child Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear- 1962
Age (as in 2017)55 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutDirection & Screenwriting: Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Amole Gupte directorial debut film Stanley Ka Dabba
Film (Acting): Holi (1984)
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (software professional)
Mother- Name Not Known (an employee of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC))
Brother- 1 (younger)
Sister- N/A
AddressAmole Gupte Cinema Private Limited Unit No. 25, Jains Arcade, Junction of 14th Road and Khar Danda Road, Khar, Mumbai Bandra Suburban, MH 400052
HobbiesCooking, Painting
ControversiesIn 2008, during the time of Taare Zameen Par's release, Amole Gupte had an ugly fallout with actor Aamir Khan, when the latter refused to give him due credit for direction. As a result, Amole Gupte's name appeared as only the 'creative director', in the film credits.
Favourite Things
Favourite MoviesHollywood: Finding Nemo (2003), The Colour of Paradise (1999), Where is the Friend's Home (1987)
Bollywood: Masoom (1983)
Favourite Song"Jeevan se na haar oh jeene wale" by Kishore Kumar from the movie- Door Ka Rahi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseDeepa Bhatia (Film Editor)
Amol Gupte with his wife and son
ChildrenSon- Partho (Actor)
Daughter- None

Amole Gupte Filmmaker

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amole Gupte

  • Does Amole Gupte smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Amole Gupte drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Gupte owes his success to his father – a software professional – who despite being busy most of the time, made it a priority to take his sons regularly to film screenings, theatrical shows, and live concerts.
  • Since both his parents belonged to the working lot, Gupte became acquainted with performing household chores at a very young age. He even went to purchase groceries, all by himself, at a mere age of 5.
  • He is an avid children rights activist. Time and again, Gupte has highlighted the negative impacts of children’s reality shows on the minds of its participants.
  • The shooting for the 2008 blockbuster, Taare Zameen Par, initially began under Gupte’s direction; however, just a week into the shoot, ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ realized that Gupte was looking incompetent to do justice to such a sensitive subject. Hence, Aamir Khan himself took charge and became the director of the film.
  • Not many people know that aside from being a filmmaker, Gupte is an ardent painter as well. Most of the Paintings/Drawings that Ishaan Awasthi (played by Darsheel Safary) ‘crafted’ in the film, were, in reality, made by none other than the veteran actor & director, Amole Gupte!
  • He was the chairperson of the children’s film society for a period of 3 years  (2012-2015).
  • Gupte’s directorial ‘debut’ film, Stanley Ka Dabba (2011), which featured his son, Partho Gupte, in the lead role became a huge commercial and critical success. The movie that was made on a very small budget, minted over 4 crores in the first 2 weeks of its release. The movie even fetched his son the National Award for Best Child Artist.