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Name  Shirish Kunder
Role  Filmmaker
Spouse  Farah Khan (m. 2004)

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Born  24 May 1973 (age 42) (1973-05-24) Mangalore, Karnataka
Occupation  Film writer, producer, director, editor and composer
Relatives  Sajid Khan (brother in law)
Education  SDM College of Engineering and Technology
Children  Anya Kunder, Diva Kunder, Czar Kunder
Music director  Joker, Tees Maar Khan, Jaan-E-Mann
Movies  Joker, Tees Maar Khan, Jaan‑E‑Mann
Similar People  Farah Khan, Anya Kunder, Sajid Khan, Anupam Kher, Shreyas Talpade

Shirish kunder

Shirish Kunder (born 24 May 1973) is an Indian filmmaker. After working as an editor on over a dozen films starting with Champion (2000), Kunder made his screenwriting and directorial debut with Jaan-E-Mann (2006). He is married to choreographer and film director Farah Khan whom he met while working on her 2004 film Main Hoon Na.


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Early life

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Kunder was born on 24 May 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka and brought up in Bombay, Maharashtra. He studied electronic engineering at the SDM College of Engineering and Technology in Dharwad.


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He worked as an electronics engineer in Motorola for four years before changing profession and entering the film industry as an editor, and in 2004 he married Farah Khan who was eight years older than him. Kunder then turned to directing. His directorial debut was titled Jaan-E-Mann. Apart from editing and composing the film score, he also wrote the film. The film starred Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, and was released on 20 October 2006. The film was commercially an average fare.

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He was a co-producer of Tees Maar Khan, along with Twinkle Khanna and Ronnie Screwvala which he also co-wrote—with his younger brother Ashmith Kunder. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna, and was released on 24 December 2010. The film was a moderate success at the box office.

Kunder's second directorial venture was Joker, which he wrote, produced, directed, edited and composed the film score. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Shreyas Talpade, and was released on 31 August 2012. The film didn't do well at the box office.

Kunder's third directorial venture was an 18-minute short film titled Kriti, a psychological thriller, featuring Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma. It was released to YouTube on 22 June 2016.

Kunder is also known for his socially relevant satirical tweets on social media and has 823,000 twitter followers.

Kunder also writes the humor column "Shirishly Speaking" for the Indian national daily newspaper DNA.

Personal life

On 9 December 2004, Kunder married director and choreographer Farah Khan, who is eight years his senior. She gave birth to their triplets, son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya, on 11 February 2008 at Mumbai's Jaslok hospital. Sajid Khan is his brother-in-law.


  • Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Kriti (2016)
  • Producer

  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Writer

  • Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Kriti (2016)
  • Background music score

  • Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Kriti (2016)
  • Music director

  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Lyrics

  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Editor

  • Champion (2000)
  • Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001)
  • Aankhen (2002)
  • Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002)
  • Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002)
  • Armaan (2003)
  • Calcutta Mail (2003)
  • Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (2003)
  • Matrubhoomi (2003)
  • Sandhya (2003)
  • Main Hoon Na (2004)
  • Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai (2004)
  • Paisa Vasool (2004)
  • Socha Na Tha (2005)
  • Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
  • Benaam (2006)
  • Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
  • Om Shanti Om (2007)
  • Tees Maar Khan (2010)
  • Joker (2012)
  • Kriti (2016)
  • Sound editor

  • Split Wide Open (1999)
  • Promos designer

  • Main Hoon Na (2004)
  • References

    Shirish Kunder Wikipedia