10 Popular Bollywood Directors And Profession Of Their Wife

There are many directors in the B-town, everyone knows about their life, but very few people know about their non-filmy wives. Today we introduce you some popular Bollywood director’s wife and their profession. Take a look here:

1.Rohit Shetty 

Wife: Maya More

Profession: Banker

 rohit shetty with wife maya

Rohit Shetty is best known for super hit blockbuster movies like the ‘Golmaal’ series, ‘Bol Bachchan’, ‘Singham’, ‘Singham Returns’, ‘Chennai Express’ etc. Rohit married Maya More in 2005. By profession she is banker and mother of 10 year old son Ishaan. Rohit’s family has been associated with film making since the beginning. But his wife likes to stay away from Limelight.

2. Rajkumar Hirani

Wife: Manjeet Lamba

Profession:  Pilot 

Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani is best know for his superhit films like ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘PK’ etc. Hirani’s parents chose a Sikh girl for him. She was Manjeet Lamba, who worked as an ace pilot in Air India. She seemed to be the right person for him according to his parents and Rajkumar Hirani’s marriage with Manjeet happened in December 1994. Rajkumar and Manjeet have had a successful marriage and were blessed with a son in 1999, whom they named Vir.

3. Kabir Khan

Wife: Mini Mathur

Profession: TV host & VJ

Kabir Khan with wife mini mathur

Kabir Khan married to TV host Mini Mathur. Mini is one of the most popular TV hosts in India. She was the host of the Indian reality singing contest ‘Indian Idol for 4′ seasons. Earlier, she was a VJ on MTV India where she hosted many popular shows for the channel. She was a contestant in the second season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ in 2007. The couple have two children Vivaan and Sairah.

4. Anurag Basu

Wife: Tani Basu

Profession: Multimedia and Advertising Professionals

Anurag Basu with wife tani

Anurag Basu, who directed films like ‘Barfi’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’, married his boss Tani (Multimedia and Advertising Professionals). Anura first met his wife Tani while he was working in a documentary film in Guwahati. At that time, Tani was Anurag’s boss. Believe it or not, but this love story started on a dinner table of a five-star restaurant. Both were together against the family. The couple have two daughters, Ishana and Ahana.

5. Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Wife: Anupama Chopra

Profession:  Journalist & film critic

Vidhu Vinod Chopra with wife

Vidhu Vinod Chopra who made films like ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘PK’, married with author, journalist, film critic and director Anupama Chopra. She is also the founder and editor of the digital platform Film Companion which offers a curated look at cinema. She has written several books on Indian cinema and has been a film critic for NDTV, India Today, as well as the Hindustan Times. The coupe have two kids daughter Zuni Chopra is author of three books, including a novel and two books in poetry and son Agni Dev Chopra is an aspiring cricketer.

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6. Ashutosh Gowariker

Wife: Sunita Gowariker

Profession: Producer

Ashutosh Gowariker with wife

Director Ashutosh Gowarikar, who made films such as ‘Lagaan’,Jodhaa Akbar‘ and ‘Mohenjo Daro‘ married to Sunita (daughter of actor Deb Mukherjee and sister of director Ayaan Mukherjee). She is a producer. They have two sons – Konark and Vishwang.

7. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Wife: P. S. Bharathi 

Profession: Film Editer

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra with wife

Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, who has given hit films such as ‘Rang De Basanti‘, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘, ‘Mirzya’ has married P S Bharati in 1992. Bharathi, who has edited all of Mehra’s films made her directorial debut with ‘Ru Ba Ru’, a documentary based on ‘Rang De Basanti’ impact. She is a film editer by profession. The couple has two children, daughter Bhairavi and son Vedanta. Bharti, who is seen on rare occasions, has directed ‘Rubru’.

8. Vishal Bhardwaj 

Wife: Rekha Bhardwaj

Profession: Singer

Vishal Bhardwaj with wife

Vishal Bharadwaj, who has made films like ‘Omkara’, ‘Kaminey’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ and Ishqiya’, has married a Singer Rekha. She released her first album titled ‘Ishqa Ishqa’ in 2002. Rekha is a noted Indian playback singer and known in the Bollywood industry for her distinctive tone, singing style and choice of songs. Rekha  has also worked as a music assistant to Vishal on the film Hu Tu Tu.

9. Nitesh Tiwari

Wife: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Profession:  Filmmaker and writer

Nitesh Tiwari with wife

Dangal directer Nitesh Tiwari married to Ashwiny who spent 15 years in leading advertising agency Leo Burnett (India) telling stories for the biggest brands in India and Asia.  After working on more than 100 commercials and delivering creative solutions to national and international clients, she made her directorial debut with the 2016 comedy drama ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. The couple have twins, a boy and a girl.

10. Prakash Jha

Wife: Deepti Naval

Profession: Actress

Prakesh Jha with wife Deepti Naval 1

Prakash Jha is mostly known for his political and socio-political films such ‘Gangaajal’, ‘Apaharan’, ‘Raajneeti’, ‘Aarakshan’ married to actress Deepti Naval with whom he has an adopted daughter Disha. Naval made her directorial debut with ‘Do Paise Ki Dhoop’, ‘Chaar Aane Ki Baarish’. 

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