Birth: 11-10-1951 , India
Mukul Anand was an Indian film director and producer. He made his directorial debut with the suspense thriller, `Kanoon Kya Karega` (1984), which was inspired by the Hollywood film `Cape Fear`. Next, he directed `Aitbaar` (1985), which was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic, `Dial M for Murder`. He shot into the limelight with the epic film, `Sultanat` (1986). He went on to direct `Main Balwaan’ (1986) with Mithun Chakraborthy, Meenakshi and Dharmendra, and found his first real box-office success in `Insaaf’ (1987), the film responsible for "re-introducing" Vinod Khanna. He hit the big league with the Scarface-inspired crime thriller, `Agneepath` (1990) with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role, which won Amitabh the National Award for Best Actor. His next notable film was the family drama, `Hum` (1991) also with Bachchan in the lead which was a huge success. He worked with Bachchan again for the final time in the epic film `Khuda Gawah` (1992) which won him the Filmfare Best Director Award. Mukul died of a heart attack at the age of 45 in September 1997. At the time of his death he was in the middle of filming the action movie ‘Dus’ in Utah. He was the nephew of veteran film scriptwriter, Inder Raj Anand and cousin of actor and director, Tinnu Anand.