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19 November 1971
|Occupation||Film director, film actor, screenplay writer, documentary film maker, choreographer, and film critic|
|Children||Silver Rensan Malani|
Sandeep Malani (born 19 November 1971) is an Indian film director, documentary film maker, screenplay writer, actor and a Sridevi devotee. He is the Managing Director of the Production Company 'Malani Talkies'.
Sandeep Malani was born in 1971 to a Roman Catholic family in Mumbai and was raised in Mangalore. Malani himself did his early schooling at the Milagres School in Mangalore. and his BBM at SDM College. Later he did Journalism course at Sandesha, Mangalore. Has been trained Japanese and speaks most of the Indian languages. His mother tongue is Konkani. Malani was a choreographer and a dancer. He organised various events in Mangalore during 1992 to 1996 - all successful under the name 'Malani Presents - Something Special' Malani was a film journalist for The Canara Times in Mangalore and later for a few years in The Times Of India, Bangalore. He also was a freelancer film critic for various websites and magazines.
c Malani co-directed the Kannada film, Miss California, which was the debut film of actor Diganth.
He has variously served as a TV host for local Mangalorean channels, events organiser, costume designer and directed a few music videos for local channels involving dancers and stage artistes of Mangalore. Malani has acted in a few theatre plays as well.
Malani co-directed the Kannada film 'One Two Three' starring Prabhu Deva, Raju Sundaram, Prasad and Jyothika. The film was directed by K Subaash.
Sandeep Malani directed the Bollywood Film, 'Woh 5 Din' a suspense thriller shot in Barielly and Nainital with newcomers. Later he directed Kalpana Pandit, Akash Hora and Anant Nag in 'Janleva 555'. The film was a glorious tribute to Sridevi.
As a Screenwriter, Malani has assisted K Subaash in the writing of Rohit Shetty's film Chennai Express and also wrote the script of 'Hello India' starring Akshay Kumar.
He has directed a variety of short films, some of them covering controversial issues such as AIDS ("Jo Jo Laali – a heart wrenching lullaby") and homosexuality ("Shaayad"). His other short film was made in three languages: "Hum Tum Aur Loan" (Hindi), "Yella Ok, Loan Yaake" (Kannada) and "A Loanly Life" (English).
Malani's film on woman empowerment 'Sulige Sikkidaaga' has won him several awards.
Malani has shot an entire feature film in an iPhone with 100 actors in it. The film is in Hindi titled Maa - Yeh CineMaa Hai. Currently Malani is the Associate Producer of the Hindi film, Shakeela.
Sundeep Malani is married to Reshma, and they have a son Silver Rensan Malani. While Reshma Malani works for a logistics company, Silver is a musician and a student of film making. Sundeep's mother Meena Malani is a stage and film actress of Tulu and Konkani films. She's the sister of famous Konkani comedian Dolla Mangalore.
Filmography (as director and co-director)
|Year||Film||Language||Directed by||Other notes|
|1995||1995 A Dance Story||English||Sundeep Malani||Director and Choreographer|
|2006||Miss California||Kannada||Kudlu Ramakrishna||Co-Director|
|2006||SMS 6260||Kannada||Sundeep Malani|
|2006||SMS 6260||English||Sundeep Malani|
|2011||I Am||Hindi||Onir||Assistant Director |
"Omar" & "Abhimanyu" segments
|2011||Woh 5 Din||Hindi||Sundeep Malani|
|2012||Janleva 555||Hindi||Sundeep Malani|
|2014||Sulige Sikkidaaga||Kannada||Sundeep Malani|
|2017||Yeh CineMaa Hai||Hindi||Sundeep Malani|
|2010||"Albatross – a flying tale"||English||Director|
|2010||"Jo Jo Laali – a heart wrenching lullaby"||Kannada||Director|
|2010||"Hum Tum Aur Loan"||Hindi||Director|
|2005||Fun With Language||Japanese||Director|
|2010||LMAI – The Evolution||English||Director|
|2014||Roop Ki Rani Sridevi||Hindi Musical||Director|
|2014||YashRaj Heroines De Jayenge||Hindi Musical||Director|
|2018||Sridevi Lives Forever||English||Director|
Selected filmography (as actor)
|1991||Jeevan Ki Shatranj||Hindi film||Junior Artist|
|1992||Gajab Tamasa||Hindi film||Junior Artist|
|1993||Bangar Patler||Tulu film||Villain's son|
|1995||September (8)||Tulu film||Comedian|
|1997||Bogsanhe||Konkani film||Second Lead – Hotel Owner's son|
|Indradhanush||Kannada film||Guest in a song|
|Swalpa Adjust Madkolli||Kannada film||Artist|
Also Assistant Director
|Manasella Neene||Kannada film||Hero's Friend||Also Assistant Director|
|2006||Padri||Konkani film||Guest in a song|
|Miss California||Kannada film||Temple Priest||Also Co-Director|
|SMS 6260||Kannada-English film||Guest College Lecturer||Also Director|
|c/o Footpath||Kannada film||Artist|
|2008||Jootata||Konkani film||Hotel Owner|
|2010||Yaar Indha Devathai||Tamil film||Villain||post-production|
|2016||MAA:yeh cine-maa hai||Hindi/English film||Musical Family Entertainer||post-production|
- Sundeep Malani – Lights, Camera, Action! – 6 March 2009, Mangalorean.com
- Malini's Work Pays – 13 December 2006, One India
- SMS 6260 – A Directorial Debut By Versatile Mangalorean Sundeep Malani – 25 March 2009, Mangalorean.com
- "From Kanglish to Hindi". Times of India. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Gokulnath A.; Sathyaraj Venkatesan (22 November 2010). "No more a taboo on celluloid". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Vaishalli Chandra (27 February 2011). "The rainbow reels: Beyond advocacy". DNA. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Sundeep Malani's Triple Short on Loans! ICARE Live
- "Sandeep Malani's next - 'Maa' is a family entertainer". Newskarnataka. 24 July 2016.
- "Sandeep Malani's 'Maa - yeh cine-maa hai' poster released". Newskarnataka. 10 September 2016.