Neeraj Vora Biography

Neeraj Vora, a renowned Indian film director, actor, and writer, made a significant impact in Bollywood with his exceptional talent. Despite growing up in a family that discouraged watching movies, Vora’s passion for acting was ignited during his college years. With the support of his father, he pursued his dreams and eventually made his mark in the industry. Tragically, Vora’s life was cut short when he suffered a stroke in 2016, leading to his untimely demise in December 2017.

Quick Facts

  • Indian Celebrities Born In January Died At Age: 54
  • Family: father: Vinayak Vora, mother: Premila Vora, siblings: Uttank Vora
  • Born Country: India
  • Directors
  • Screenwriters
  • Died on: December 14, 2017
  • Place of death: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Cause of Death: Coma: Heart Attack, Brain Stroke

Acting Career

Neeraj Vora began his acting career in 1984 with the film ‘Holi’. He then appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ in 1992. One of his notable roles was in the film ‘Rangeela’, where he not only acted but also wrote the screenplay. He also had roles in successful films like ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ and ‘Virasat’. In the following years, he appeared in movies like ‘Satya’, ‘Mann’, and ‘Mast’.

In 2000, Vora was cast in the action drama ‘Pukar’ alongside Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, and Namrata Shirodkar. Although the film received critical acclaim, it only had average box office success. He also appeared in the hit films ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ and ‘Dhadkan’ in the same year. ‘Dhadkan’ was praised for its unique storyline, performances, and music.

He continued his acting career with films like ‘Company’ in 2002 and ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke’ in 2010. Some of his later acting projects included ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’, ‘Bol Bachchan’, and ‘Welcome Back’.

Writing Career

Apart from acting, Neeraj Vora also made significant contributions as a writer in Bollywood. He wrote or co-wrote the scripts for films like ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’, ‘Baadshah’, ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’, ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’, and ‘Hera Pheri’. He was particularly appreciated for his work in ‘Hera Pheri’ and its sequel ‘Phir Hera Pheri’.

As Director

Neeraj Vora also ventured into directing films. He made his directorial debut with the action film ‘Khiladi 420’ in 2000. Six years later, he directed ‘Phir Hera Pheri’. He went on to direct movies like ‘Familywala’, ‘Shortkut: The Con Is On’, and ‘Run Bhola Run’. He was initially set to direct the third installment of the ‘Hera Pheri’ series, titled ‘Hera Pheri 3’, but due to conflicts with the lead actors, he was replaced by Ahmed Khan. However, he remained as the movie’s executive producer. After his death in 2017, the directing job was given to Indra Kumar.

Family & Personal Life

Neeraj Vora was born on January 22, 1963, in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. His father, Pandit Vinayak Rai Nanalal Vora, was a classical musician, and his mother was Premila Ben. He grew up in Mumbai and attended Pupils’ Own School in Khar. He went into a coma after suffering a stroke in October 2016 and passed away on December 14, 2017, at the age of 54. His wife had died in 2004, and he did not have any children.

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