Born: March 30,1967
Biography: Nagesh Kukunoor is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for his works predominantly in Bollywood and parallel cinema. Kukunoor did his Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and after doing job for a while found his passion in acting and film making. He studied Acting & Direction at the Warehouse Actor's Theater in Atlanta. He is known for films such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), 3 Deewerein (2003), Iqbal (2005), Aashayein (2010), and Lakshmi (2014). In 2006, He has garnered the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, for directing Iqbal. In 2014, he received the Mercedes Benz Audience Award, for Best Narrative at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for Lakshmi. His films have been screened at various film festivals across the globe.