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Shocking News : Bollywood Award Wining Famous Art Director Died by Suicide | Nitin Chandrakant Desai

Nitin Chandrakant Desai was an Indian art director, production designer, and film and television producer. He was best known for his work in Marathi and Hindi films, including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Lagaan (2001), Devdas (2002), Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015).

Desai was born in Mumbai on 9 August 1965. He studied art at the Sir JJ School of Art and began his career as an art director in the early 1990s. His first film was Parinda (1989), directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He went on to work with some of the leading directors in Bollywood, including Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani and Ketan Mehta.

Desai was a master of creating realistic and visually stunning sets. He won four National Film Awards for Best Art Direction, for his work on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Lagaan, Devdas and Jodhaa Akbar. He also won three Filmfare Best Art Direction Awards.

In addition to his work in films, Desai also designed the sets for the World Cultural Festival 2016 at Delhi. He was also a film producer, and his production company, Chandrakant Productions, produced the film Desh Devi (2002).

Desai died by suicide on 2 August 2023 at the age of 57. He was found dead at his studio, ND Studios in Karjat, Maharashtra. His death was a shock to the film industry, and he was mourned by his colleagues and fans alike.

Desai's work will be remembered for its beauty, realism and attention to detail. He was one of the most talented art directors in the history of Indian cinema, and his work helped to create some of the most iconic films of all time.

Here is the list of Films where Nitin Chandrakant Desai Contributed as art director:



Year Title
1989 Parinda
1993 1942: A Love Story
1994 Aa Gale Lag Jaa
1994 Droh Kaal
1995 Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India
1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum
1995 The Don
1995 Vijeta
1995 Khamoshi: The Musical
1996 Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
1996 Diljale
1996 Maachis
1997 Aar Ya Paar
1997 Ishq
1998 Kareeb
1998 Keemat: They Are Back
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
1998 Barood
1998 Wajood
1998 Salaam Bombay!
1998 Dahek: A Burning Passion
1999 Hu Tu Tu
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1999 Holy Smoke
1999 Baadshah
2000 Mela
2000 Khauff
2000 Jung
2000 Josh
2000 Mission Kashmir
2000 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
2000 Raju Chacha
2001 One 2 Ka 4
2002 Pitaah
2002 Filhaal...
2002 Devdas
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh
2002 Annarth
2003 Ek Hindustani
2003 Chupke Se
2003 Taj Mahal: A Monument of Love
2003 Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
2006 The Memsahib
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2006 Jaane Hoga Kya
2007 Gandhi, My Father
2007 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
2008 Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
2008 Dostana
2008 Saas Bahu Aur Sensex
2008 Little Zizou
2009 Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur
2009 What's Your Raashee?
2009 Jail
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
2011 Balgandharva
2019 Panipat

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