Shekhar Kapur

Kapur in 2008 Shekhar Kulbhushan Kapur (born 6 December 1945) is an Indian filmmaker and actor. Born into the Anand-Sahni family, Kapur is the recipient of several accolades, including a BAFTA Award, a National Film Award, a National Board of Review Award and three Filmfare Awards, in addition to nomination for a Golden Globe Award.

Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the television series ''Khandaan''. He then made his directorial debut with cult classic ''Masoom'' in 1983, before gaining widespread acclaim with ''Mr. India'' in 1987. He then gained international recognition and acclaim in 1994 with biographical film ''Bandit Queen'', based on the infamous Indian bandit and politician Phoolan Devi, it was premiered in the directors fortnight section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Kapur achieved further international prominence with the 1998 period film ''Elizabeth'', a fictional account of the reign of British Queen Elizabeth I, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards. He then directed war drama film ''The Four Feathers'' (2002). In 2007, he directed ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age'', the sequel to his 1998 ''Elizabeth'' film. Provided by Wikipedia

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