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Jainendra Jain


Jainendra Jain (4 October 1939 – 23 December 2007) was a Bollywood film writer, director, and film producer based in Mumbai, India.


Jain began his career as a journalist for The Times of India, where he worked for more than a decade. His writing debut, Bobby was released in 1973, it became the second top-grossing hit of the 1970s. It also represented the film début for Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Rishi Kapoor.


He went on to collaborate frequently with directors such as Raj Kapoor, Bapu, K. Vishwanath, Subhash Ghai, Satish Kaushik, and Raj Kanwar.


He wrote several other box office hits like Judaai (1997), Kalicharan (1976), Daag: The Fire (1999), and Tere Naam (2003). His film Andaaz was the screen debut of Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra


His other films were also notable for being the directorial debuts of Subhash Ghai and K. Vishwanath, the production debut of Rakesh Roshan as well as first lead roles for Jaya Prada, Khushboo, Padmini Kolhapure, and Anil Kapoor.


On 23 December 2007, he died due to a lung infection in Mumbai and is survived by his wife and daughters.