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Shashank Khaitan Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth & Wiki

Shashank Khaitan is a movie director and writer in Bollywood, India’s Hindi-language movie industry, best known for writing and directing Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, released in 2014 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, released in 2017 Khaitan was born in Kolkata and raised in Nashik, Maharashtra in a Marwari business family. In 2008, Khaitan starred as Manohar in Roorkee By-Pass, a 22-minute drama directed by Arundhati Sen Verma, and assisted on the set of Subhash Ghai’s Black & White. Khaitan joined Whistling Woods International Institute to break into the movie industry.

His Upcoming coming movie ‘Dhadak’ is set to be released on 6 July 2018. He credits the institute by giving him the technical background and also credits the institute’s faculty with making him feel comfortable on set by inviting the students to accompany them to set. While at Whistling Woods, Khaitan worked on his first attempted movie, Sherwani Kahaan Hai, with some of his fellow students at Whistling Woods, but the movie was not successfully completed.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Director Shashank Khaitan

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Director Shashank Khaitan

Shashank Khaitan Bio/ Wiki

Birth NameShashank Khaitan
Nick NameShashank
Age(as in 2020) Years
Debut Film (Actor): Roorkee By-Pass (2008)
Film (Director): Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Famous ForWriting & Directing "Nirhua Rikshawala" (2014)
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignNot Known
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal
Date of BirthNot Known
NationalityIndian
ResidenceNot Known
Home TownNot Known
HobbiesPlaying Cricket & Tennis, Photography

Family

Mother's Name Not Known
Father's Name Dwarka Khaitan
BrotherNot Known
SisterParul Khaitan Poddar, Jahnavi Khaitan

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse Nalini Datta Khaitan
Marriage DateNovember 27, 2010
ChildrenNot Known

Education

SchoolSt. Xavier's High School, Pune
College/UniversityUniversity of Pune
Educational QualificationNot Known
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Actor
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size38
Biceps Size14
Waist Size34

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityMarwari
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
S*xual OrientationNot Known
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe SizeNot Known

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Pasta, Noodles, Pizza
Favourite ActorsAmrish Puri, Varun Dhawan
Favourite ColorsBlack, Grey, White
Favourite SportCricket
Favorite Brand Addies, Ray-Ban
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar, Arijit Singh, A. R. Rahman
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Dress Jeans with a T-Shirt
Favorite Accessories Watches, Goggles
ControversiesNot Known

Family, Education & More

Khaitan was born in Kolkata and raised in Nashik, Maharashtra in a Marwari business family. Although he was interested in watching movies from a very young age, he was initially more into sports, playing cricket and tennis tournaments. At the age of 17, he decided to pursue a career in entertainment. He started off as a dance instructor and held events across the country. He soon moved to Mumbai where he knew his dreams would turn into reality.

Khaitan joined Whistling Woods International Institute (a film institute started and supported by veteran movie director Subhash Ghai) to break into the movie industry. He credits the institute by giving him the technical background and also credits the institute’s faculty (who work actively in the movie industry) with making him feel comfortable on set by inviting the students to accompany them to set. While at Whistling Woods, Khaitan worked on his first attempted movie, Sherwani Kahaan Hai, with some of his fellow students at Whistling Woods, but the movie was not successfully completed.

In 2008, Khaitan starred as Manohar in Roorkee By-Pass, a 22-minute drama directed by Arundhati Sen Verma, and assisted on the set of Subhash Ghai’s Black & White and Yuvvraaj. He also made a brief appearance in Varun Dhawan starrer Disney’s ABCD 2, a sequel to the dance-drama ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, in which he played one of the Bengaluru prelims judges of the World Dance Championship qualifiers.

Previously, he had made an appearance in Habib Faisal’s romantic action-drama film Ishaqzaade by Yash Raj Films, which marked the debut of Arjun Kapoor in the lead. Khaitan was seen playing Dharma Chauhan, one of two brothers to Parma Chauhan, played by Kapoor.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Director Shashank Khaitan

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Movie Director Shashank Khaitan

Shashank Khaitan Net Worth

Shashank Khaitan’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details has been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Shashank Khaitan in 2020?

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$3 – $5 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceDirector, Writer, Actor

Noted, Currently We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary etc. We will update soon.

Shashank Khaitan With His Wife

Shashank Khaitan With His Wife

Movies – Career

Khaitan’s initial plan with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was to make it a story of two con artists, similar to Bunty Aur Babli. However, as he worked on the script, he found the characters turning out sweeter than he had anticipated and falling in love. Khaitan cites Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and Casablanca as inspiration for his script, and the movie pays homage to DDLJ as well as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Khaitan, who believed that Bollywood had not produced a great love story since Jab We Met, strove to keep the characters more real and grounded, while at the same time conveying a grand love story. In response to critics who say that the movie continues some old Bollywood cliches such as approval of parents, he calls this a reflection of how Indian society has not changed all that much since the making of DDLJ.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Director Shashank Khaitan With Karan johar

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania director Shashank Khaitan With Karan johar

After finishing the first draft of his script, then with the title Humpty Sharma Di Love Story, Khaitan sent it to Dharma Productions. Karan Johar looked at the script, said he liked it, and said that Dharma Productions would make the film, though he wasn’t sure if Khaitan would direct it. Khaitan made some improvements to the script and Johar decided to let Khaitan direct.

This was a departure from precedents at Dharma, where most directors were people who had previously worked as assistant directors or assistant producers. Khaitan selected Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt for the film after watching their performance in Student Of The Year. One of Khaitan’s goals with the filming was to “keep it real” and to make sure that all characters were well-prepared before they shot a scene. The film was released in July 2014 and became a success at the box office.

Movies List

2008 Black & White
Yuvvraaj
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
2017 Badrinath Ki Dulhania
2018 Dhadak
2019 Good Newwz
2020 Bhoot – Part One The Haunted Ship

TV Shows & Serials List

2018—present Dance Deewane
Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan

Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan

Facts

  • Does Shashank Khaitan smoke?: Not known
  • Does Shashank Khaitan drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • At the age of 17, he decided to pursue a career in entertainment.
  • He joined a film institute (started by Subhash Ghai) “Whistling Woods International Institute” to break into the movie industry.
  • While at Whistling Woods, Khaitan made his first attempt at a movie, “Sherwani Kahaan Hai” with some of his fellow students at Whistling Woods, but could not complete the movie successfully.
  • His debut movie “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” was a super hit at the box office.
  • For his film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which was released in 2017, he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Director. Shashank Khaitan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania
  • He even played a small role as Arjun Kapoor‘s younger brother in “Ishaqzaade” (2012).
  • He is a Co-Judge alongside Madhuri Dixit and Tushar Kalia on a reality show “Dance Deewane”. Shashank Khaitan On Dance Deewane.
  • His upcoming directorial film is Dhadak featuring Ishaan Khatter & Jhanvi Kapoor under Dharma Productions is releasing on 20 July 2018.
  • He shares the date of his marriage anniversary with his parents.

FAQ’s

Who Is Shashank Khaitan Wife?
Nalini Datta Khaitan
What Is The Age Of Shashank Khaitan?
38 Years (February 27, 1982)

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