Ashmith Kunder

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Ashmith Kunder
Born
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm editor
Film producer
Film director
Actor
Years active2000–present
Parent(s)Geetanjali Kunder (mother)
RelativesShirish Kunder (brother)
Farah Khan (sister-in-law)

Ashmith Kunder is an Indian film editor, film director, film producer and actor. He is the brother of filmmaker Shirish Kunder. He is best known for editing films like Dasavatharam (2008), Shor in the City (2010), Matrubhoomi: A Mation Without Women (2003). Recently, he produced a movie Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in the year 2017 starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kunder was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is an engineer by education (B.E. Instrumentation) from Mumbai University. Professionally, he is a film writer, director, editor, producer and actor. He is the brother of the well-known filmmaker Shirish Kunder and brother-in-law of choreographer Farah Khan.[2]

Film career[edit]

Ashmith began his career in 2000 as an associate editor for the movie ‘Champion’. He then went on to be an editor for several movies like 88 Antop Hill (2003), Mumbai Xpress (2005), Ghatothkach (2008), Lamhaa (2010),and Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein (2015). He was also a screenwriter and wrote the script for Tees Maar Khan which was directed by Farah Khan.[3][4]

He was also involved in editing the Tamil film called ‘Dasavatharam’ in 2008, in which Kamal Hassan plays 10 different roles. He also edited an animated Hindi film ‘Ghatothkach’ in 2008 and worked as an additional writer. He is also an editor in Bollywood as well as Tollywood.

In 2017, Ashmith collaborated with Kushan Nandy and produced a movie called “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” a film that showcases the life and times of a contract executioner, Babu, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.[5][6]

He also worked on TVC's for two tea brands in Russia. He has also directed ad films for brands like Dove, McDonald's, Fisher Price, Barbie, Ponds, Piramal Healthcare, Nestlé, etc.[7]

Ashmith Kunder did his debut role as the lead actor in the Hindi feature film Agam, where he plays the character of an Aghori Tantrik. The movie got selected for the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) and other numerous film festivals.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role
2000 Champion Associate Editor
2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke Associate Editor
2002 Aankhen Associate editor
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe Associate editor
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Associate editor
2003 Calcutta Mail Associate editor
Sandhya Associate editor
88 Antop Hill Film editor
Matrubhoomi Film editor
2004 Kis Kis Ki Kismat Film editor
2005 Hum Dum Film editor
Hum Dum Sound editor
Mumbai Xpress Film editor
2008 Ghatothkach Film editor
Ghatothkach Additional writer
Kabhi Socha Na Tha Film editor
Dasavatharam Film editor
2010 Lamhaa Film editor
Shor in the City Additional writer
Tees Maar Khan Screenplay
Tees Maar Khan Dialogues
2011 Hidden Film editor
Avant Garde Pythagoras Sharma Film editor
2015 Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein Film editor
2017 Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Film Producer
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Film editor
Agam Actor

Television Series[edit]

Year Film Role Director Network Notes
2019 The Family Man Bilal Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Amazon Prime Video Web Series

References[edit]

  1. "Farah Khan unveils Hindi poster of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Babumoshai Bandookbaaz!". Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. "Filmmaker Shirish Kunder's Brother Ashmith Kunder Turns Actor!". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. "'Lamhaa is the result of extensive research - Ashmith'". Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  4. Stacey Yount. "'Ghatothkach a new Shemaroo animation film at Cannes'". Retrieved 26 May 2007.
  5. "'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Preview' preview". Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' Could Have Been a Quirky Crime Drama, but Ends up a Generic Vengeance Saga' preview". Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. "'Asmith Kunder Linkedin Profile' Profile". LinkedIn.
  8. "'Ashmith Kunder to make his debut as an actor' Article". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. "'ASHMITH KUNDER, ADRIAN BRODY & HILLARY SWANK WALK CIFF RED CARPET' Article". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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