Born: April 13,1956 Mohindergarh, Haryana
Biography: Satish Kaushik is a well known film director, producer and actor in films and theatre and is an alumni of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, and 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 debuted as an actor in this film. In the same year Kaushik wrote dialogues for Kundan Shah's classic comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983). 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 film Ram Lakhan and in 1997 for Saajan Chale Sasural. As a theatre actor, his most noted role is that of 'Willy Loman' in the Hindi-language play, Salesman Ramlal, an adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. His directorial films are Sridevi Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993), Prem (1995), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), Teree Sang and Milenge Milenge. He co-wrote and anchored a TV countdown show, Philips Top Ten', for which he won the Screen Videocon Award. His next work is based on the life of Tansen, one of the Navaratna in Akbar the Great's court.