Marathi Film (Director): Devki Hindi Film (Director): Filmistaan (2012) TV (Director/ Scriptwiter): Sssshh Phir Koi Hai
Listening To Music, Acting, Dancing, Photography
Awards, Honours, Achievements
2012: Silver Crow Pheasant at Kerala International Film Festival; Best Debut Director for Filmistaan (2012) 2012: New Currents Award - Special Mention at Pusan International Film Festival; Filmistaan (2012) 2013: Silver Lotus Award at National Film Awards, India; Best Feature Film in Hindi for Filmistaan (2012)
Girls, Affairs and More
Son- None Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known)
Father- Name Not Known (Photographer) Mother- Name Not Known (Homemaker)
Brother- None Sister(s)- 2 (Names Not Known)
Chiken Hotdog, Rajma Chawal, Parantha
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nitin Kakkar
He was just 13 when his father passed away and a few months later his mother died of cancer. He grew up with his two sisters. Since then, he started working to make ends meet, so, he started giving tuitions.
When he went to college, he realized that he was very much into the theatre. He believed that it was more like escapism to him and he enjoyed it. He used to sell cosmetic products at that time.
When he was 24, he met Amarjeet Amle and started doing amateur theatre with him.
He started making music videos for some time jointly with the director Nabhkumar Raju.
His first debut film as an assistant director was a Marathi film named “Devki.” Though he could not complete the entire film.
During his struggle to become a film director, he directed and scripted daily soaps like Jersey No. 10, CID Special, and Sssshh Phir Koi Hai.
His grandfather was from Lahore, but after the partition, he along with his family moved to Jalandhar but he could never take Lahore off his mind. His grandfather used to tell him many stories about his life in Lahore. So, he claimed that the idea of “Filmistaan” came to his mind from all the stories told by his grandfather which remained at the back of his mind.
He deliberately did not cast big names in his movies, he kept it real as per the demand of the story. His lead actor was Sharib Hashmi.
His movie did very well at the box office and won many national and international awards.