A multiple award winning filmmaker known for making films based on political themes, Prakash Jha was born on 27 February 1952. 
 
Jha is an Indian film producer, actor, director and screenwriter who is mostly known for his political and socio-political films such as ‘Damul’ (1984), ‘Mrityudand’ (1997), ‘Gangaajal’ (2003), ‘Apaharan’ (2005), multistarrer hit movie ‘Raajneeti’ (2010), ‘Aarakshan’ (2011) ‘Chakravyuh’ (2012) and ‘Satyagraha’ (2013). 
 
He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, ‘Faces After The Storm’ (1984) and ‘Sonal’ (2002). He now runs a production company, Prakash Jha Productions. Prakash was at one time married to actress Deepti Naval with whom he has an adopted daughter Disha.