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Dharmendra Suresh Desai

(1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 49)
Alma mater Mithibai College ,Mumbai
Occupation Film director
Known for Rustom, Special 26

Dharmendra Alias "Tinu" Suresh Desai is an Indian film director. [1] Tinu Suresh Desai was born on 28 August 1974 in Mumbai Maharashtra ,India in a Gujarati-speaking family, his birth name is Dharmendra. he is a son of production manager Suresh Desai, who is Known for films like Sholay, Shaan, Seeta aur Geeta. Tinu Desai has started his career in the film industry as Assistant Director with 1997 film Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul, later he worked as Chief Assistant, Associate Director for films like Arjun Pandit, Anari No. 1 & Players. in 2006, Desai made his directorial debut with 1920 London starring Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra. [2]


Tinu Desai is known For a Akshay Kumar starrer film Rustom released in 2016, was reportedly based on K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra's 1959 court case. [3] featured Ileana D'Cruz, Arjan Bajwa, and Esha Gupta. In 2016, he was felicitated with Star Screen Award [4] and ETC Bollywood business Awards 2016 “Most Promising Debut Director” [5] [6] [7] [8] for Rustom. Akshay kumar won his 1st National Film Award for Rustom. [9] Tinu Desai is presently working on a Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra Starrer film The Great Indian Rescue [10] [11] [12] [13] which is based on the chief mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who evacuated 65 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal, in 1989. [14]


YearFilm Director Writer OtherNotesRef.
1997 Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Chief Assistant Director
1999 Anari No. 1 Assistant Director
1999 Arjun Pandit Assistant Director
2001 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya Chief Assistant Director
2004 Rog Judaayian YesShort film
2008 God Tussi Great Ho First Assistant Director
2009 Life Partner First Assistant Director
2010 Shaapit First Assistant Director
2011 Tere Mere Phere Chief Assistant Director
2012 Players Associate Director
2013 Special 26 First Assistant Director
2016 1920: London YesDirectorial debut
Rustom Yes [15]
2023 Mission Raniganj Yes [16] [17] [18] [19]

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