Satish Kaushik (Hindi: सतीश कौशिक) (born 13 April 1956 ) is an Indian film director, producer, and actor, primarily in Hindi films and theatre.
As a film actor he is noted for his roles as 'Calendar' in Mr. India, and as 'Chanu Ahmed' in Sarah Gavron's British film Brick Lane (2007). He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award twice: in 1990 for Ram Lakhan and in 1997 for Saajan Chale Sasural.
As a theatre actor, his most noted role was that of 'Willy Loman' in the Hindi-language play, Salesman Ramlal, an adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
He wrote dialogues for Kundan Shah's comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983).
His film Teree Sang, starring Ruslaan Mumtaz and Sheena Shahabadi, explores issues of teen pregnancy.
Satish Kaushik was born on 13 April 1956 in a village Dhanounda, Mahendragarh district, Haryana, India. He grew up in Delhi, Naiwala gali, Karolbagh. He graduated from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi and then went on to the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, where he graduated in 1978. He later studied at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Satish Kaushik started his career as an assistant director to Shekhar Kapoor in the film Masoom (1983). He also performed as an actor in this film.
His first film as a director was Sridevi Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993). His second was Prem (1995), which was supposed to be Tabu's inaugural film. Both were box-office disasters. He continued to make films and got his first hit with Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999.
He is well known for his role as 'Calendar' in the hit film Mr. India, alongside Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. He also was noted for his character of "Pappu Pager" in the comedy Deewana Mastana (1997), directed by his friend David Dhawan.
He co-wrote and anchored a TV countdown show, Philips Top Ten, for which he won the Screen Videocon Award.
In 2005, Kaushik directed Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel and Zayed Khan in Vaada.
Satish Kaushik Brother is Satish Prajapati Address , Majro Colony Gadaipura Birla Nagar Gwalior Madhya Pradesh [Satish Prajapati] In 2007 Kaushik, together with Anupam Kher, who had been his batchmate at NSD, launched a new film company called Karol Bagh Productions. Their first film, Teree Sang, was directed by Satish Kaushik.
His next work is based on the life of Tansen, one of the Navaratna in Akbar the Great's court. It is produced by Rajshri Productions. The role of Tansen will be played by Abhishek Bachchan, and the soundtrack will be composed by Ravindra Jain. The script for the film is being finished. Kaushik is working to promote Haryana's film industry, and is committed to make five films there.
He was cast in the lead role of SAB TV's new show The Great Indian Family Drama produced by contiloe productions as Nawaab Jung Bahadur.
Satish Kaushik was a partner in the Chandigarh Film City project with the real estate company, Parsavnath developers. They bought 30-acre (12 ha) in Sarangpur Village, Chandigarh at throw away prices. The real state company was forced to give up this multi-million project after foul play was exposed by media.Kyon Ki (2005)Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)