Articles about Gajendra Chauhan

Born on October 10, 1956, Indian actor Gajendra Chauhan is best known for his role as Yudhishtir in the Television series ‘Mahabharat’ (1988-1990). He is mentored by Roshan Taneja. In a career spanning 35 years, Chauhan has worked in at least 600 TV shows and 150 movies. He made his acting debut with the 1983 TV series ‘Paying Guest.’ In 2004, he entered politics by joining Bharatiya Janata Party and worked as the national conveyor for culture. In 2014, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). His appointment was backed by a sleuth of actor-turned-politician BJP leaders such as Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Mukesh Khanna, and then BJP member Shatrughan Sinha. However, the students at FTII launched a protest alleging the move to be a blatant attempt to “saffronize the institute.” Those who protested included the All India Students Association (AISA), and the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation. Several film personalities supported the protest including Ranbir Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anupam Kher, Piyush Mishra, Anand Patwardhan, Salman Khan, and Rishi Kapoor. He resigned from his position as the chairman of FTII in October 2017.

Gajendra Chauhan to star in movie inspired by Narendra Modi

05 Mar 2021

Entertainment
Gajendra Chauhan to star in movie inspired by Narendra Modi

Another movie inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon hit the silver screens.

Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

16 May 2020

Entertainment
Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

Mahabharat is not just another TV serial. The brainchild of BR Chopra, which halted everything when it aired between 1988 and 1990, has stood the test of time.

Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

23 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

While kind-hearted viewers in the good ol' 80s may have been quite forgiving, today's hawk-eyed Twitter-loving generation is plain brutal.

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

31 Mar 2020

Entertainment
#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

As we all stay home and try to cope with the unprecedented 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, national broadcaster Doordarshan is driving us down the memory lane.

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

28 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

26 Mar 2020

Entertainment
DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

India is on a binge-watch mode.

After Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah to become FTII chairman?

02 Nov 2018

Entertainment
After Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah to become FTII chairman?

Anupam Kher's hasty resignation as Film & Television Film Institute Of India (FTII) chairman left everyone surprised.

Citing 'busy schedule', Anupam Kher resigns as FTII Chairman

31 Oct 2018

India
Citing 'busy schedule', Anupam Kher resigns as FTII Chairman

Renowned actor Anupam Kher resigned as FTII Chairman on Wednesday citing his busy schedule.

Filmmaker seeks CM Mamata's help for screening 1946 riots-based movie

30 Apr 2018

Entertainment
Filmmaker seeks CM Mamata's help for screening 1946 riots-based movie

Director Milan Bhowmik has written to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, urging her to take "immediate steps" to ensure that his film "Danga", based on 1946 riots in Calcutta, is released in theatres across the state.

Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman

11 Oct 2017

India
Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman

Actor Anupam Kher has been appointed the new chairman of Pune's Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Pepsi pulls down Kendall Jenner ad over protests

06 Apr 2017

Business
Pepsi pulls down Kendall Jenner ad over protests

The latest controversial ad campaign by Pepsi featuring reality TV star and supermodel Kendall Jenner in a rally left a sour taste in some people's mouth.