Birth: 24-05-1973, Mangalore, India
Shirish Kunder is an Indian editor and film director working in the hindi film industry. He was born in Manglore. He graduated as an electronics engineer from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka and worked for Motorola. He later entered the film industry as an editor when he edited his first movie Champion (2000). He rose to popularity when he edited Farah Khan's Main Hoon Na (2004). He then turned to directing and his directorial debut was titled Jaan-E-Mann, for which he also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues, as well as composing and editing the background music score. The film starred Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, and was released on 20 October 2006. In July 2009, Kunder announced he was working on two new Hindi films. While Tees Maar Khan is currently released, Joker is still in the planning phase, though the story has been written.
On 9 December 2004, he married fellow director and choreographer Farah Khan. She gave birth to their triplets, one son and two daughters, on 11 February 2008 at Mumbai's Jaslok hospital. Their names are Czar, Diva, and Anya.