Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a director, writer, and producer who established Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures (ROMP) in India. He started making television commercials under his company Flicks Motion Picture Company in 1986 and gradually transitioned to a feature film maker. In June 2001, his company released its first full-length feature film titled Aks, starring Amitabh Bachchan. His second film, which he produced and directed, was Rang De Basanti. Released in 2006, it starred Aamir Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Mehra received much acclaim for the film, winning awards for Best Director at the 2006 Filmfare Award and National Film Awards as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was also officially chosen as India's entry to the Oscars. Rakeysh Mehra's other films include Delhi-6, Teen They Bhai, the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mirzya, Fanney Khan, and Mere Pyare Prime Minister.