| 2007– present|
| 28 June 1971 (age 45) (1971-06-28) |
Film director, Film producer
Filmfare Award for Best Director
BIG Star Most Entertaining Comedy Film, Stardust Award for Best Director
Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, Raanjhanaa, Happy Bhaag Jayegi, The New Classmate, Tanu Weds Manu
Krishika Lulla, Swara Bhaskar, Abhay Deol, Deepak Dobriyal, Himanshu Sharma
Aanand L. Rai (born 28 June 1971) is a Hindi film director and producer known for romantic-comedy movies Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and Raanjhanaa (2013). His latest film is Tanu Weds Manu: Returns starring Kangana Ranaut (Double Role), R. Madhavan, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar, and Jimmy Shergill.
Aanand L Rai Wikipedia
Rai was born and brought up in Delhi. After his schooling in Delhi, he did his computer engineering from Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
His family's original surname was Raisinghani, and had shifted to Dehradun from Sindh, after partition of India in 1947.
Rai started his career as an engineer, but soon left it and moved to Mumbai where he started assisting his elder brother television director Ravi Rai in television series, later he started directing his own shows. Eventually he made his directorial debut with psychological thriller, Strangers starring Jimmy Shergill, based on 1951 Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train. This was followed by Thodi Life Thoda Magic (2008) starring Parmeet Sethi. However, he achieved success with 2011 romantic hit film Tanu Weds Manu starring Kangana Ranaut. In 2013, he directed Raanjhanaa which was actor Dhanush in his Bollywood debut, Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor.
His 2015 movie Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, received critical acclaim as well as box office success. He produces films under his banner Colour Yellow.
global filmmaking award in Sundance film festival 2016