Shirish Kunder Biography
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 graduated as an electronics engineer from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka and worked for Motorola. He later entered the film industry 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 and dialogues, as well as composing and editing the background music score. The film stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, and was released on October 20, 2006. In July 2009, Kunder announced he would be directing two new Hindi films Joker and Tees Maar Khan.
He is married to fellow director and choreographer Farah Khan, who gave birth to their triplets, one son and two daughters, on February 11, 2008 at Mumbai's Jaslok hospital.
Shirish and Farah have named their daughters Diva and Anya, and their son Czar.