Subhash Ghai: How Subhash Ghai became the ‘merchant’ of his luck from ‘Kalicharan’, know why he is called ‘second showman’ – Subhas Ghai Birthday Special Know About Director Career Movies Life Marriage Why He Was Known Second Showman


Very few people are seen in Bollywood, who have shown their skills in all the fields. But when there are such people, their reputation is worth seeing. Bollywood has one such diamond, whose name is Subhash Ghai. Subhash Ghai is the name who has shown his magic in this cinema world in all the four fields of Direction, Production, Screenwriter and Acting. Subhash Ghai, who has given more than one film in his career, is also called the second showman of Bollywood and this showman is celebrating his 77th birthday today. So on this special occasion, let us tell you why Subhash Ghai is called ‘the second showman of Bollywood’.

Subhash Ghai was born on 24 January 1945 in Nagpur. After completing his early studies, Subhash Ghai studied commerce from Rohtak, Haryana. Subhash Ghai was determined to make his career in the world of cinema and taking the first step towards his dream, the director took admission in the Film and Television Institute in Pune. After graduating from FTII, Subhash Ghai came to Mumbai, but was not allowed to enter any of the studios because of his non-connection with the industry. Subhash Ghai had to make a lot of papads to enter the industry, but Subhash did not give up and started reading self-help books. After a long time, Subhash Ghai started getting small roles in films but direction was not written in his destiny.

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As an actor, Subhash Ghai was not getting the status he deserved in Bollywood. In such a situation, when his luck in acting did not shine, then after that he turned towards direction and made himself the second show man of Bollywood by making excellent films. Subhash Ghai made his directorial debut in the year 1979 with the film ‘Kalicharan’. This first film directed by Shatrughan Sinha starrer and Subhash Ghai proved to be a super hit at the box office. After this film, Subhash Ghai never looked back. He gave Bollywood more than one film and many great stars. Even today, the whole industry is obsessed with these stars. Subhash Ghai earned the title of ‘second showman’ by giving diamonds to Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Meenakshi Seshadri, Manisha Koirala, Mahima Chowdhary, Shreyas Talpade. Moreover, along with other stars, choreographer Saroj Khan was also the gift of Subhash Ghai.

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Many films like Kalicharan, Hero, Jung, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, Khalnayak, Pardes and Taal were made under the direction of this well-known Bollywood director. Alam was that Subhash Ghai had written and directed about 16 films in his Hindi cinema career, out of which 13 films proved to be blockbuster hits at the box-office. In 2006, he was also awarded the National Award for the social film Iqbal. Subhash Ghai is the first producer of Bollywood, who started the film insurance policy through his film ‘Taal’. The credit also goes to him for introducing the concept of bank financing for films. Not only this, Subhash Ghai is currently running an acting school. Subhash Ghai’s acting institute named Whistling Woods is located in Mumbai. This school is considered one of the top 10 film schools in the world.

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