There are a lot of stars that are triple threats in telly town. Besides acting, many actors can also dance and sing. But some celebrities do a lot of work behind the camera, too. There are many celebrities in our industry who direct and act both together. Let’s have a look at the celebs who direct their own show.
The multi-talented actor Deven Bhojani who is best remember for his role of Gattu Bhai in TV show “Baa Bahoo Aur Baby” made waves with his classic performances on TV is also a great director. He has the directed the famous Tv comedy show “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai”, which earned him various awards. He has also directed Star Plus’ very popular comedy series “Sumit Sambhal Lega”, “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, “Shrimaan Shrimati”.
He has directed his first action flick “Commando 2” which starred Vidyut Jamwal in the lead role.
2. Sumeet Sachdev
Sumeet Sachdev is an Indian actor, producer and director popular on television. He is mainly recognised for his role of ‘Gomzy’ or Gautam Virani in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. He made his debut as a directer with the short film ‘Rehman Saheb Ko Phone Karna Hai’. Sumeet has directed some episodes of serial ‘Kasturi’, ‘Kkavyanjali‘ and ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’.
Currently, he is seen as Abhimanyu Raghav aka Mani in Star Plus’ daily soap “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”.
3. Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta has made appearances in several national and international films but did you know that Neena has done a great job in TV serials too? Neena’s big break on television came with ‘Khandaan’ (1985) and later she acted in shows like ‘Yatra’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Kitani Mohabbat Hai’ etc
She has directed successful TV series, such as ‘Saans’, ‘Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr’. She played the role of Shubha, one of the four women main leads in show ‘Ladies Special’ etc. She also ran a theater production company, ‘Sahaj Productions’ with actor, Rajendra Gupta, and acted and produced Hindi play ‘Soorya Ki Antim Kiran Se Soorya Ki Paheli Kiran Tak’.
4. Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani made her debut in the movie ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961). In her later career, Irani also switched to television performing character roles in various serials. She also took up to direction and production of tele-serials like ‘Mehndi Tere Naam Ki’, ‘Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand’, ‘Rabba Ishq Na Hove’,’Vaidehi’ and more.
5. Parmeet Sethi
Parmeet received his first claim to fame with “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” in which he played the character of Kuljeet. He shot to fame in his TV career when he was chosen for the main lead in the Dubai-based TV serial called ‘Dastaan’ in the mid 90s. In 2010, he tried his first directorial venture, Yash Raj’s ‘Badmaash Company’ which was a success at box office. He has also directed the Indian sitcom television series ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ along with Deven Bhojani and Shashant Shah.
6. Aatish Kapadia
Do you remember Jignes of TV show ‘Khichdi’? Who was the brother of Jayshree and spoke every word three times. Aatish had also directed the show ‘Khichdi’. He is a writer and producer, known for Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004), Aankhen(2002) and Action Replay (2010).
7. Swapna Waghmare Joshi
Swapna Waghmare is a well-known director and producer of TV Serials. She has also directed the Bollywood films. She is well known for her direction of ‘Rang Badalti Odhani’ and ‘Damadamm’. She lastly worked in recently concluded show ‘Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki’ as Urmila Patel / Ummi.