Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

Updated: Sep 10, 2017, 23:16 IST
  • Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

    Anurag Kashyap: Apart from being an acclaimed director, Kashyap has done cameos in a number of movies. He was hilarious as the writer in 'Luck By Chance'. His other works as an actor include 'Soundtrack', 'Shagird' and 'I Am'

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    Farhan Akhtar: The man who directed the urban hit 'Dil Chahta Hai' has proved his credentials as an actor in films like 'Rock On!!'. 'Luck By Chance', 'Karthik Calling Karthik', and 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'. Pic/ Santa Banta

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  • Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

    Choreographer-cum-director Farah Khan made her debut as an actor in the film 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' which also stars Boman Irani and was liked by audience and critics alike

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  • Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

    Prakash Jha is known for helming political and socio-political films such as 'Mrityudand' (1997), 'Gangaajal' (2003), 'Apaharan' (2005), 'Raajneeti' (2010) and 'Satyagraha' (2013). He makes his acting debut in his next directorial 'Jai Gangaajal' where he plays the role of dishonest police officer BN Singh. Pic/YouTube

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    Nagesh Kukunoor: The film-maker has acted in most of the movies he has directed. Kukunoor played the lead in 'Hyderabad Blues' and 'Hyderabad Blues 2'. He was also seen on-screen in 'Rockford', '3 Deewarein', 'Bollywood Calling' and 'Dor'. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Amole Gupte: Using his killer looks to great effect, Gupte, who was the creative director of 'Taare Zameen Par', came up with some superlative negative performances in 'Kaminey' and 'Stanley Ka Dabba'. His standout effort though was as the hilarious, conniving mantri in 'Phas Gaye Re Obama'. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Anurag Basu: The 'Murder' director portrayed the character of a Bengali doctor in Onir's 'I Am'

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    Sudhir Mishra: The 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' director played the bad guy in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Traffic Signal' and did so with great conviction

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  • Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

    Nishikant Kamat: He directed the critically acclaimed 'Mumbai Meri Jaan', based on the 2006 Mumbai train blasts, and also essayed a small role in the film. He was also seen in Prawal Raman's '404'

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  • Photos: 9 Bollywood directors who turned actors

    Choreographer-cum-director Farah Khan made her debut as an actor in the film 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' which also stars Boman Irani and was liked by audience and critics alike

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On Anurag Kashyap's 45th birthday today, we take a look at Bollywood directors who have acted in films

 

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