Film Director, Actor
Nagesh Kukunoor is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He is known for his work in parallel cinema, such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), Iqbal (2005), Dor (2006), Aashayein (2010), Lakshmi (2014), and Dhanak (2016). In 2003, he directed 3 Deewarein for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Story. In 2006, he received the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, for Iqbal. In 2014, he received the Mercedes Benz Audience Award, for Best Narrative at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for Lakshmi. His road movie, Dhanak also won a lot of awards including the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film for 2016.