Nitin Kumar Gupta

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Born
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesNitin Gupta
CitizenshipIndia
Occupation
  • Film Director
  • Film Producer
  • Composer
  • Lyricist
Years active2010-present
Notable work
  • Sayonee (2018)
  • Walk (2020)
  • LAC (2020)
  • Road to Sangam (2010)
  • Savita Bhabhi (film) (2015)

Nitin Kumar Gupta is a film director and producer in the Hindi film industry.[1]

In November 2020 Nitin Kumar Gupta filmed LAC with Rahul Roy and Nishant Singh Malkani based on India's border soldiers, during which actor Rahul Roy suffered a brain stroke for which Nitin Kumar Gupta bore all medical expenses and brought him back to health.[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] A controversy erupted when Nitin Kumar Gupta announced the film Stroke which was a murder mystery mixing Rahul Roy's real life condition with a murder investigation where the actor witnesses a murder but is unable to name the murderer due to his stroke condition.[7] [8] [9] [10][11] In July 2020 Nitin Kumar Gupta finished filming the film Walk with Rahul Roy and Archana Puran Singh based on the migrant workers affected by the pandemic lockdown in India[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]. He has won the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Award for his work in Road to Sangam.[23] His songs for children on YouTube have over 10 billion combined views.

Early years

Nitin Kumar Gupta graduated with a medical degree from the prestigious King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in Mumbai, India. He did further post graduation in Ophthalmology. But he left his medical career to pursue creative professions. Nitin Kumar Gupta started his musical career through the internet, launching and selling his music on the famous online music site – mp3.com. He was in the Top 40 world artist chart, and listed among the top earning artists on the site. He also collaborated with international artists such as Allerian and Cassandra Fink during that period thus gaining immense experience in incorporating international flavour into Indian music. Nitin Kumar Gupta worked for Magnasound as an arranger and remixer on several of their tracks for the top names in the Indian pop industry. Nitin also did remixes for DJ Suketu.

Television

Nitin Kumar Gupta worked for B. P. Singh and Pradeep Uppoor for a couple of years composing the background scores for several episodes of the chart-topping series C.I.D. (TV series) and Aahat. Under Shethia Audio Video, Nitin composed and wrote the songs and also did the background score and sound design, including mixing and Dolby mixing for several animations, including Ghatotkacha and Prahlad, which were heavily showcased on Star network in India.

Musical Aura

Nitin Kumar Gupta collaborated with Prem Hariya on an ongoing series of albums called 'Musical Aura', which feature Dolby surround music playing with high definition videos of nature to produce a relaxing atmosphere. The series currently has 22 albums.

Film Music

Nitin Kumar Gupta composed, wrote and recorded songs for films like Aashiqui.in, Road to Sangam, Shakal Pe Mat Ja, Mutthi Bhar Sapne and Just Gammat with top Indian playback singers including Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Alka Yagnik, Zubeen Garg, Dev Negi and Honey Singh. Nitin Gupta directed and featured in Marathi film industry's first animated and live mixed music video Bewda Bewda which he also composed.[24] Nitin Gupta also directed and featured in another Marathi music video 'Tujha Bina' which he also composed.

YouTube

His song, Dabang Style, a spoof on Gangnam Style meets Salman Khan from Dabang, went viral on YouTube, as reported in The Times of India.[25] The song was written and sung by him under the nickname N.K.G. Nitin composes and writes children's songs for over 100 channels on YouTube, having gathered over 10 billion combined views. His songs on KidsTV alone have received 5 billion views.

Dolby 5.1 for television

Nitin Kumar Gupta was the first person to mix in Dolby 5.1 for Indian television for the UTV Produced Star Plus show Maayke Se Bandhi Dor. The Dolby episode was telecast on 18 March 2011. He then did the Dolby 5.1 mix for several Indian television shows including Dil Se Di Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?, Issi Ka Naam Zindagi, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and more.

Awards

Nitin Kumar Gupta received the award for Best Foreign Film Original Score at 'Los Angeles Reel Film Festival' for the songs of Road to Sangam announced on 30 December 2009[26]

Direction and production

Nitin Gupta produced and directed his first film in 2017, titled 'One Night at the Villa' which is a horror film. In 2018, Nitin Gupta directed 'Welcome To Russia', filmed in Russia in two languages, Hindi and Russian, starring Rahul Roy in a negative role and featuring the Sayonee song by Pakistani band Junoon sung by Arijit Singh.[27][28][29][30][31][32] In 2019, Nitin Gupta produced and directed two films. Death Of An Ambassador starred Rahul Roy as bumbling detective Bilas Gupta who has to solve the killing of the ambassador of a fictional country, Aldoria. UnDead is a supernatural romance film based on the true story of Anna Pshenetskaya, a woman whose husband was possessed by the ghost of her ex-lover. In July 2020 Nitin Gupta filmed the film Walk with Rahul Roy based on the migrant workers affected by the pandemic lockdown in India.[33][34][35][36][37][38][39] In November 2020 Nitin Gupta filmed the film LAC based on the Galwan Valley Battle between Indian and Chinese border forces which is Hindi film industry's first film seen in a single shot.[40][41][42][43] On 1 November 2020 Nitin Kumar Gupta released the trailer of his film Sayonee featuring the hit song Sayonee by the band Junoon, sung by Arijit Singh.[44][45][46][47] Nitin Kumar Gupta is the film rights holder of India's first adult comic character Savita Bhabhi and is working on the pre-production of Savita Bhabhi web-series and film[48][49][50]

Direction and production

  • One Night At The Villa (2017)[51]
  • Sayonee (2020)[52]
  • Death of an Ambassador (2020)[53]
  • Hannah – Love Story of the Devil (2020)[54]
  • Walk (2020)[55]
  • LAC (2020)

Filmography

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor Notes
2017 One Night At The Villa Yes Yes Yes Yes
2019 UnDead Yes Yes Yes No
2019 Death of an Ambassador Yes Yes Yes No
2020 Walk Yes Yes Yes No First film filmed during India's 2020 Lockdown about Migrant workers
2020 L.A.C. Yes Yes Yes No Bollywood's first single shot film that appears without cuts
2020 Sayonee Yes Yes No No Features Sayonee song sung by Arijit Singh

Discography

Music for films

  • Road to Sangam (2010)
  • Aashiqui.in (2011)
  • Shakal Pe Mat Ja (2011)
  • Yaara o Dildaara (2011)
  • Live (Under Production)
  • Mutthi Bhar Sapne (2013)
  • Just Gammat (2015)

Animation

  • Terrific Terry (Animation)
  • Savita Bhabhi – The Movie (Animation)
  • Ghatotkacha (Animation)
  • Prahlad (Animation)
  • Prithviraj Chauhan (Animation)
  • Chetak (Animation)
  • Luv Kush (Animation)
  • Sikandar Porus (Animation)
  • Singhasan Batteesi (Animation)

Musical aura albums

  • Introspective Instruments (Musical Aura)
  • Journey Through India (Musical Aura)
  • Jungle Lounge (Musical Aura)
  • Fire (Musical Aura)
  • Water (Musical Aura)
  • Wind (Musical Aura)
  • Space (Musical Aura)
  • Earth (Musical Aura)
  • Voices from the Village (Musical Aura)
  • Inner Calm (Musical Aura)
  • Descent into the Indian Ocean (Musical Aura)
  • Rain (Musical Aura)
  • Summer (Musical Aura)
  • Winter (Musical Aura)
  • Spring (Musical Aura)
  • Lost Journeys (Musical Aura)
  • Pure Relaxation (Musical Aura)
  • Indian Summer Nights (Musical Aura)
  • Unexplained Dreams (Musical Aura)
  • Blue Lounge (Musical Aura)
  • Lonely Hearts (Musical Aura)
  • Moments of Bliss (Musical Aura)

Pop albums

  • Sindhi Rocks (Pop Album)
  • Darna Chod Do (Pop Album)
  • Khatti Meethi (Pop Album)
  • Mera Piya (Pop Album)


References

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  2. "Nitin Kumar Gupta is taking care of actor's medical expenses". Mumbai Mirror.
  3. "Rahul Roy's 'LAC' Producer Nivedita Speaks On His Medical Expenses". Republic World.
  4. "Friend and director Nitin Kumar Gupta rubbishes reports of Rahul Roy being unconscious". Times_of_India.
  5. "Filmmaker Nitin Kumar Gupta On Rahul Roy: Have Been In Constant Touch With His Medical Staff And His Twin". Mid-Day.
  6. Dec 4, ByAkash BhatnagarAkash Bhatnagar / Updated:; 2020; Ist, 09:11. "Rahul Roy may require a stent to prevent attacks in the future". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2020-12-14.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. Barve, Ameya (2020-12-09). "Rahul Roy to resume shooting in February". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  8. Dec 9, ByAkash BhatnagarAkash Bhatnagar / Updated:; 2020; Ist, 08:47. "Rahul Roy is back home from the hospital". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2020-12-14.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. "Director Nitin Kumar Gupta refutes allegations of 'trying to make a fast buck' made by Rahul Roy's family". mid-day. 2020-12-13. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  10. "Rahul Roy, who recently suffered a stroke, will play a stroke victim in new film, titled Stroke". Hindustan Times. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  11. "Rahul Roy's family accuses director Nitin Gupta of seeking publicity". in.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  12. "I have roped in Nitin Gupta, who directed me in 'Death Of An Ambassador', to helm this project". Times_of_India.
  13. "The Walk' is a story of human trial and the heart-wrenching situation that migrant workers are facing". India_TV.
  14. "Archana Puran Singh takes break from The Kapil Sharma Show to shoot for new film". Janta Ka Reporter.
  15. "लॉकडाउन में प्रवासी मजदूरों का मुद्दा बेहद संवेदनशील है और यह फिल्म इसी टॉपिक पर बनाई गई है। फिल्म को नितिन कुमार गुप्ता डायरेक्ट कर रहे हैं". Navbharat Times.
  16. "नितिन गुप्ता के निर्देशन में बनने वाली इस फिल्म में मैं मुख्य भूमिका निभाने वाला हूं". Live Hindustan.
  17. "Rahul Roy to make a film on the plight of migrant workers". Filmfare.
  18. "मुंबई से पैदल यूपी आएगा बॉलीवुड का ये पुराना सुपरस्टार, मजदूरों की दर्द भरी कहानी उतरेगी पर्दे पर". Amar Ujala.
  19. "Rahul Roy will be next seen in Nitin Kumar Gupta's The Walk". Republic World.
  20. "Archana Puran Singh takes break from The Kapil Sharma Show to shoot for new film". Janta ka Reporter.
  21. "The Nitin Kumar Gupta directorial's teaser was recently released, amping up the expectations of the moviegoers". Republic World.
  22. "फिल्म की शूटिंग राजस्थान में हुई है इसके निर्देशक नीतीन कुमार गुप्ता हैं।". Live Hindustan.
  23. "Best Foreign Film Original Score "Road To Sangam"". LAReelFilmFest.
  24. "Nitin Kumar Gupta came up with the concept of this virtual item girl". The_Times_of_India.
  25. "The video, a brainchild of NKG, has him singing in the video". Times Of India.
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  27. "Rahul plays Arsan in the movie, directed by Nitin Gupta and produced by Neole Films". Hindustan Times.
  28. "Welcome To Russia is directed by Nitin Gupta". NDTV.
  29. "वह डायरेक्टर नितिन गुप्ता की फिल्म 'वेलकम टू रशिया' में एक भ्रष्ट पुलिसवाले के रोल में नजर आएंगे।". Navbharat Times.
  30. "The dramedy, directed by Nitin Gupta, is currently being filmed in Russia". Biz Asia Live.
  31. "Rahul plays Arsan in the movie, directed by Nitin Gupta and produced by Neole Films". Tribune India.
  32. "Rahul plays Arsan in the movie, directed by Nitin Gupta". Gulf News.
  33. "द वॉक...डायरेक्टर नितिन गुप्ता, नियोल फिल्म्स...टीम एफर्ट पर मुझे गर्व है". NDTV.
  34. "Police beat up actor Rahul Roy, know why". NewsTrack.
  35. "फिल्म शूटिंग की लोकेशन देखने 'लेकसिटी' उदयपुर पहुंचे एक्टर राहुल रॉय". Live Hindustan.
  36. "फ्लाइट की जगह बस से आए:आशिकी फेम एक्टर राहुल रॉय मुंबई से मिनी बस से शूटिंग की लोकेशन देखने के लिए लेकसिटी पहुंचे". Bhaskar.
  37. "अभिनेता राहुल रॉय ने किया मिक्स मास्टर का शुभारंभ, अमूल नमकीन खा कर कहा " ग्रेट टेस्ट"". Udaipur Kiran.
  38. "बेहद खूबसूरत है उदयपुर, चाहूंगा यहां भी हो मेरा घर : राहुल रॉय". Udaipur Kiran.
  39. "Archana Puran Singh takes break from The Kapil Sharma Show to shoot for new film". Janta ka Reporter.
  40. "The first poster of Rahul Roy's new film out". News Track.
  41. "सामने आया राहुल रॉय की नई फिल्म का पोस्टर, भारत-चीन तनाव से है कनेक्शन". Aaj Tak.
  42. "Nishant Singh Malkhani To Essay Army Officer's Role In Nitin Kumar's LAC". Republic World.
  43. "Nishant Singh Malkhani To Play An Army Officer In Film LAC". Mid-Day.
  44. "The film 'Sayonee' is being helmed by Nitin Kumar Gupta". The Live Mirror.
  45. "The actress is making her Bollywood debut in an action film directed by Nitin Kumar Gupta". Deccan Chronicle.
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  47. "Lucky Nadiadwala Morani Productions presents film 'Sayonee'- A musical action thriller". Bollywood Bubble.
  48. "Nitin Kumar Gupta is the exclusive holder of copyrights of Savita Bhabhi". Times of India.
  49. "Nitin Gupta, producer of the film 'Savita Bhabhi'". Mid_Day.
  50. "Nitin who is the publisher of the adult comic strip". Mumbai Mirror.
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