Shirish Kunder

Shirish Kunder is an Indian editor and film director working in the Hindi Film Industry, also popularly known as Bollywood. He was born in Mangalore in 1973.


He was an Electronics Engineer by profession and worked for Motorola. He graduated as an electronics engineer from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka. But later joined films as an editor when he edited his first movie Champion (2001). He rose to popularity when he edited Farah Khan's Main Hoon Na (2004). They got married on 9 December, 2004.

He then turned to directing and his directorial debut is titled Jaan-E-Mann, for which he also wrote the story, screenplay, dialogues, edited and composed the background music score. The film stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, and was released on October 20, 2006.

He is married to fellow director and choreographer Farah Khan, who gave birth to their triplets on February 11, 2008 at Mumbai's Jaslok's hospital. They had one son and two daughters. The delivery was done by Caesarian section where Kunder and some family members were present at the hospital.

Shirish & Farha have named their daughters Diva and Anya and their son Czar.




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