Birth: 27-11-1977, Delhi, India
Bhushan Kumar is a music and film producer from India. Kumar is Chairman and Managing Director of Super Cassettes Industries Limited, known as T-Series. Post the success of Ready, Bhushan Kumar ventured into film production, releasing Nautanki Saala and Aashiqui 2.
Bhushan Kumar was born in Delhi to the founder of T-Series, owner Gulshan Kumar and Sudesh Kumari. Kumar married Divya Khosla in February 2005 at the Maa Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra. They have a baby boy. His wife recently debuted as director for a college romance movie called ‘Yaariyan’ that released in 2014.
Kumar took control of music company T-Series in 1997 after the death of his father Gulshan Kumar. He went on to become the Chairman and Managing Director of this number one music company in India. As Managing Director, Kumar diversified the company's business into electronics, CDs, audio/video tapes and cassettes, and film production. For this and for popularising Indian music overseas, he was honoured by the Government of India's Electronics and Software Export Promotion Council.
Kumar created a niche in the music market by acquiring the soundtracks of movies like the very recent Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani, OUATIMD, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, Lootera, Dabangg 2, Talaash, Son of Sardaar, Cocktail, Jism 2, Desi Boyz, Ra.One, Raaz 3, Kya Super Kool Hai Hum, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, The Dirty Picture, Bodyguard, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ready, Tanu Weds Manu to the older ones like Paa, Guzaarish, Fashion, Dabangg, Anjana Anjani, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Om Shanti Om, Jab We Met and Don. His endeavor into Hindi movie and music industry has been the centre of attention along with his regular production of Devotional albums.
Today the music company has ventured into not only acquiring soundtracks but also in new media like mobile, on-line digital, IPTV, FM & Satellite Radio along with producing movies. Bhushan Kumar has enabled Bollywood music reach 24 countries over 5 continents by successfully distributing in the international mainstream market of the West. He has promoted new talent such as Mithoon, Himesh Reshammiya and Fakir.
After firming his company's presence in the music market, Bhushan Kumar ventured out in making films. Like his father, Gulshan who gave hits like Aashiqui, Bhushan Kumar got on to make successful films like Tum Bin, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Patiala House, Ready and Lucky: No Time for Love. He has already announced 4 films to be released in 2013 and few more to go on floors the same year. Bhushan Kumar donned the producer’s cap in 2001 and released Tum Bin. A movie that ran successfully marked the debut of the lead star cast along with the film’s director Anubhav Sinha.
Bhushan Kumar announced the successful franchise movie Aashiqui coming back as Aashiqui 2 released on 26 April 2013 while Nautanki Saala was released on 12 April 2013. Aashiqui 2 proved to be a turning point for Bhushan's production house as it was considered to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2013. He has I Love New Year with Sunny Deol and Kangana Ranaut which is 95% complete releasing in 2014.
Bhushan's upcoming projects are movies like ‘Yaariyan’, a youth based film that will take you to the journey of your college and adolescent years, which is helmed by Bhushan’s wife Divya Khosla Kumar with an entirely new star cast. He has entered the forte of sci-fi thriller with ‘Creature 3D’ starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas directed by Vikram Bhatt releasing on 30 May 2014. He is also releasing on 20 June 2014, a romantic-action-drama with Ranbir Kapoor playing the title role of ‘Roy’ along with Arjun Rampal as a writer and Jacqueline Fernandez. Yet another film to release on 11 July 2014 is ‘Umesh Shukla’s untitled’ is a social drama with lots of humor that speaks about father-son relationship with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead and Rishi Kapoor as his father.
With the release of four movies, T-Series has also got directors like Madhur Bhandarkar, Milan Luthria, Anurag Basu and Mohit Suri for their future films.