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Rajkumar Hirani

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rajkumar_hiraniSindhi Film Director- Raju Hirani - Munna Bhai

When it comes for the earning of lively hood Traditionally Sindhi people turn towards the establishment of commercial and trading organization. In the recent times like the other human societies sindhi community is also looking at non traditional fields. Sindhi Youth is entering in the fields like sports, writing, high profile corporate jobs and even in the film industry of India. Nagpur born [20 November 1962]  Rajkumar Hirani is just one illustration of this new growing trend of Sindhi people.

Nagpur is in the Maharashtra and regional language is Marathi but being part of central provision and in the close touch of Hindi speaking Madhya Pradesh, Nagpur has a great tradition of Hindi theater. Young Raju Hirani found attraction for this and becoming active with Hindi theater during his student days. After completing his graduation at Nagpur Rajkumar headed to Pune for the Film & Television Institute of India, from where he completed his Diploma in cinema with specialization in editing in the year 1987.

Early days at Mumbai were the learning process for the Rajkumar Hirani but soon he succeeded in establishing self as a director and producer of advertising films, though he started his carrier as editor. All the major Indian brands were advertised by him and he started his own production house Canvas Films. In the industry Raj Hirani gained fame of being a director at whom one can look for variety - advertising, documentaries, public service, spots, TV serials and music videos are the few grounds which can tell the success story of this young sindhi talent. Generally, human interest subjects have attracted him most for capturing the humor in a situation or the warmth of a moment. Getting his actors to give off their best and drawing out just that extra from them which goes straight to the audience's heart is what he really enjoys.

During the editing of "Mission Kashmir" he came in the close contact of Vidhu Vinod Chopara. This association went on to turn into close friendship. During the Zee Cine Awards Rajkumar Hirani was Felicitated with the award for the "best editor" of the year, eventually during this function Raju and Vinod had finalized their new film.

Raju Hirani was aware of the fact that success history of Hindi films, all the success mile stones are revolving around the character. This might be the character of "Gabbar" in the film Sholey [Commercially most successful film ever produced by Hindi Film Industry - Produced by yet another Sindhi Ramesh Sippi] which went on to make Amzad Khan beyond the time and larger than life or the "Malang Baba" a character played by Pran in film Upkar. 

Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu vinod Chopara went on to give such another character to Hindi Films, on screen performed by "Sanjay Datt" bole to "Munna Bhai" in their Film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and its sequel "Munna Bhai Lage Raho". The success of "Lage Raho" can be underlined as social up liftment because this film has brought the thoughts and life style of Mahatama Gandhi, Father of Nation, in the life of Indian Youth. The Duo bagged many awards for these Films and almost at all the Awards functions were felicitated for either of Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best editor and actor in Best comic role etc.

In the year 2010 Rajkumar Hirani's Film 3 Idiots bagged prestigious Film Fare Award in six categories.

Awards

This is to contrast of the tradition of Bollywood  that for Rajkumar Hirani  list of Awards bagged by him and his films is much bigger than list of his films.

Year 2004  Film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S
[1] National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - [2] Film fare Critics Award for Best Movie - [3] Film fare Award for Best Screenplay - [4] Film fare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role - Sanjay Dutt - [5] Film fare Award for Best Dialogue - [6] IIFA Award for Best Editing - [7] IIFA Award for Best Screenplay - [8] IIFA Award for Best Editing - [9] IIFA Award for Best Screenplay
Year 2007 Film Lage Raho Munna Bhai
[1] National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - [2] National Film Award for Best Screenplay - [3] Film fare Critics Award for Best Movie - [4] Film fare Best Story Award - [5] Film fare Best Dialogue Award - [6] IIFA Award for Best Dialogue - [7] IIFA Award for Best Story - [8] Bollywood Movie Award Best Director - [9] Stardust Dream Director Award - [10] Star Screen Award for Best Film - [11] Star Screen Award for Best Story - [12] Star Screen Award for Best Editing - [13] Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue - [14] Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay - [15] Zee Cine Award for Best Story - [16] Global Indian Film Awards for Best Film, Best Story, Best Dialogue
Year 2010 Film   Three Idiots
[1] National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - [2] Film fare Award for Best Film - [3] Film fare Award for Best Director - [4] Film fare Award for Best Dialogue - [5] Film fare Award for Best Story - [6] Film fare Award for Best Screenplay - [7] Star Screen Award for Best Director - [8] Star Screen Award for Best Screenplay - [9] Star Screen Award for Best Editing - [10] Star Screen Award for Best Dialogue - [11] IIFA Award for Best Movie - [12] IIFA Award for Best Editing - [13] IIFA Award for Best Dialogue - [14] IIFA Award for Best Screenplay - [15] IIFA Award for Best Story - [16] IIFA Award for Best Director