Who was Nitin Desai? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Found dead at his studio in Maharashtra’s Raigad


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Award-winning Bollywood director Nitin Desai has been found dead in his studio, prompting a police investigation. Workers at ND studios in Karjat, near Mumbai, reportedly discovered the 58-year-old man. Police went to the scene but his death was confirmed. Desai was a huge figure in the Bollywood industry and during his 20-year career he won the National Award for Best Art Direction four times. According to reports, he had been living in the Raigad district of Maharashtra since 2005, where he opened his 52-acre studio to make movies like Farzand and Ajintha. Desai allegedly admitted an insolvency petition against his company last week and was significantly in debt, the Hindustan Times reported. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar told the newspaper that he was shocked by the news of his friend’s death, adding that just three months ago Desai had organized a lavish wedding party for his daughter.

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Nitin Desai was 57 years old.


Asked if he suspected Desei was having financial problems, Bhandarkar said he didn’t: “The wedding was really lavish.” He was acting the way a father would act whose daughter is getting married: he was happy and over the moon. Everything seemed perfect.’ The studios were also used to make sets for hit Indian TV shows like Jodhaa Akbar and the reality series Bigg Boss. Desai worked with famous filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. And he created numerous successful films such as 1942: A Love Story, Devdas in 2002 and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai in 2010. In particular, he helped create the sets for the Oscar-winning blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. The director, from who police initially suspected committed suicide, according to the Indian Express. Indian-Canadian actor Akshay Kumar wrote: ‘Incredibly sad to hear about the death of Nitin Desai.

“He was a stalwart in production design and a huge part of our film fraternity. ‘He worked on many of my films… this is a great loss. Out of respect, we will not be releasing the OMG 2 trailer today.” Desai’s close friend Vinod Tawde said: “I used to talk to him often. It is very sad to hear of his death. I spoke to him the day before,” he told the Hindustan Times. Director Ashutosh Gowariker, who worked with Desei, said he was “stunned” and shocked. Filmmaker Ketan Mehta was also shocked by Desei’s untimely death. He said: ‘I have heard of his passing and I am shocked. We worked together on quite a few movies Aar Ya Paar, Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India, Mangal Pandey…it’s been a long partnership and amazing talent. I’m still in shock.’ The police statement said today: ‘We have found the body of art director Nitin Desai in his studio in Karjat. The police were informed about this by a worker on the set. When the police team arrived at the studio we saw his body. We are investigating the case further to determine all aspects of this case.’

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