wiki:Nanubhai Desai

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Nanubhai B. Desai (1902-67)

Born in Kaliawadi, near Navsari, Gujarat. Major producer and director of pioneering action and stunt films characteristic of the Sharda? Studio style. Joined Ardeshir Irani’s Star Film; later partnered Dorabsha Kolha, Nowroji Pavri and his mentor Bhogilal Dave in Saraswati Film (Est: 1924), from which emerged the nucleus of Sharda started by Desai and Dave (1925). Founded Saroj Film (1929), later Saroj Movietone. Ran Amar Pics, which replaced the earlier Sagar Film when it split. Produced films by R.S. Choudhury et al. Ended up as production manager at the Pakshiraja Studio (e.g. for their Hindi film Azad, 1955).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1923: Champraj Hado; 1924: Razia Begum; Sati Sardarba; Vikram Charitra; 1925: Saurashtra Veer; Bhadra Bhamini; Mumbai Ni Mohini; Bajirao Mastani; 1926: Vasant Bala; Dil Aram; 1927: Bhedi Trishul; Gulzar; Kailash Kumari; Reshmi Sari; Asuri Lalsa; Jaan-e-Alam Anjuman Ara; Kala Pahad; 1928: Maya Mahal

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