Beginning as an assistant director, Aamir Khan has worn many hats, as actor, director and producer. India's most consistent box office star has always challenged the norm, whether it was ushering in the era of romantic films with his first lead role,Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak,in 1988; producing and acting inLagaan, which was only the second Indian film to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2001; or directing a sensitive film on child disability,Taare Zameen Par,in 2007. A mass entertainer who also manages to enlighten with his films.
Chmn & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment, & Hollywood Prod
Ashok Amritraj is Chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment and is one of the most successful Hollywood producers, having produced over 95 films in the last 26 years with grosses in excess of $1 billion. His films include box office hits with majors stars such as Bringing Down The House (Steve Martin), Premonition (Sandra Bullock), Walking Tall (The Rock), Raising Helen (Kate Hudson), Bandits(Bruce Willis) and Original Sin (Angelina Jolie).His current projects include Mandrake The Magician with Warner Brothers, Street Fighter with 20th Century Fox and The Other End Of The Line with MGM.
Film Director & Producer
Shekhar Kapur is the only Mumbai film industry product to go truly global. Nephew of Dev Anand, he gave up his chartered accountancy practice in England to return to India, making it big internationally with the powerful and controversial Bandit Queen in 1994. Since then, he moved to London, making Elizabeth in 1998. He is a popular ambassador for India, whether it is going to India’s coming out party at Cannes last year or being executive producer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams. As a filmmaker, Kapur has done India proud.