sheetal wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Born In Delhi on April 13, Satish Kaushik grew up in Naiwala gali, Karolbagh. He did his graduation from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi (1972-75). It was National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi from where he graduated from in 1978 and later studied at Film and Television Institute of India Pune. At present, Satish Kaushik is on the board of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
Satish Kaushik started his career as an assistant director to Shekhar Kapoor in film Masoom (1983), this was also his first film as an actor. The film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) starring Sridevi was his first film as director and his second, Prem (1995), both were box-office disasters. He was co-writer and anchor a TV countdown show, 'Philips Top Ten'. Even after two disasters, he still continued his film making and finally got his first hit with Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehate Hain in 1999. He directed Tere Naam (2003) starring Salman Khan which was a big success.
In 2007, Anupam Kher, who was his batchmate at NSD, started a new film production company, along with Satish Kaushik, 'Karol Bagh Productions', and their first film, 'Tere Sang', is being directed by Satish Kaushik. As a dialogue writer he wrote dialogues for Kundan Shah's comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983). As a film actor his most remembered for his role as 'Calendar' in Mr. India, and as 'Chanu Ahmed' in Sarah Gavron's English film Brick Lane (2007). As theatre actor his most known role is that of 'Willy Loman' in Hindi play 'Salesman Ramlal, an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman . Currently, he is set direct a remake of film Karz (1980) with Himesh Reshammiya, and Milenge Milenge (2008) starring Shahid Kapoor. He will also be seen in God Tussi Great Ho (2008) and Mummyji (2008) - special appearance