Sohail Khan, born 20 December 1970) is an Indian director, writer, producer and actor working in the Hindi cinema. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions.
Over Twenty (20) years of experience in the Indian film industry in film production, direction, acting, events management, bollywood stage shows (televised and non televised) in India, USA, Canada, UK, Middle East, Far East, Australia etc,.
Khan started his career as a director making his debut with the 1997 action thriller Auzaar which starred his brother Salman and Sanjay Kapoor. He then directed both of his brothers Salman and Arbaaz in the hit film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and Hello Brother (1999) In 2002, he wrote, produced, directed and made his acting debut in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, under his earlier banner G.S. Entertainment.
In 2003, He launched his own production banner “ Sohail Khan Production ” and has produced till date I Proud to be an Indian, Lucky, Fight Club, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Main aurr Mrs Khanna, Partner, Kissan and Ready till date.
Khan has also produced live stage shows in India and all over the world featuring various Indian film stars under his entertainment company “ Sohail Khan Entertainment “. His company also produced music videos and even made a foray into television with ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’ which was telecasted on Sahara.
In the year 2011, He started Celebs Sports & Events Pvt. Ltd. Along with his partners Mr. Vikas Kapoor, Mr. Jordy Patel & Mr. Adil Jagmagia.
He is the chairman of Celeb Sports and events Pvt.Ltd. & Mumbai Heroes Sports LLP, who is the proud franchise owner of Bollywood team “Mumbai Heroes “ in Celebrity Cricket League (CCL)
Mr. Vikas Kapoor Born-17th September 1978 in a small town called Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Vikas Kapoor today stands with 14 years of experience in the business of films. He has not only proven his mettle in the world of film production, but also achieved substantial success at a very young age.
He started his career as a production assistant in 1997 with G.S Entertainment in a film produced by the company titled “Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya”. Soon he became a production manager with the next film produced by the same banner titled “Hello Brother”. Later he rose as a production Controller in the film titled “Maine Dil Tujko Diya”, produced by the same banner.
In the year 2000, with his Hard-Work, Sincerity, Dedication & Loyalty he was appointed as a Business Manager to the Super Star Salman Khan. In the very same year, Sohail Khan production was formed and he was appointed as the Executive Producer for the company. Under Sohail Khan Production, Mr. Vikas Kapoor as an Executive Producer worked for films titled – “I proud to be an Indian”, “Fight Club”, “Lucky” & “Maine Pyaar Kyon Kiya”.
In the year 2006, with his vast exprtise n knowledge in the field of entertainment Mr. Vikas Kapoor formed his own Film Production Company – Future Picture Company Pvt. Ltd. Under this banner he produced the film “Heroes”, starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea and Vatsal Sheth, released on October 24th, 2008.
In the year 2011, he along with his three partners Mr. Sohail Khan, Mr. Jordy Patel & Mr. Adil Jagmagia with their futuristic vision, knowledge & immense expertise in the field of films & events formed Celebs Sports & Events Pvt. Ltd. They are also the proud owners of “Mumbai Heroes”, which is a franchise of the Celebrity Cricket League. Mr. Vikas Kapoor’s forte is into business in administration. He is the Managing Director of Celebs Sports & Events Pvt. Ltd.
Over Seventeen (17) years of experience in the Indian film industry in events management, bollywood stage shows (televised and non televised), customer/promoter support in India, USA, Canada, UK, Middle East, Far East, Australia etc,Bollywood artist management and also in feature film production and Television (Non Fiction) co- ordination and production.
Director of Karma Entertainment (P) Ltd, a company owned by him and his partner Mr. Amar Butala.Company producing films and executing events. Also handling creative/execution/logistics of all Salman Khan events exclusively for and on behalf of Sohail Khan Entertainment.
Director of Events in London from Jan 95’ till Dec 00’. Director of Events and Vice President of Popcorn Entertainment from Jan 01’ till Dec 07’. CEO of Balaji Telefilms (Non Fiction Division) from Jan 08’ till July 08’. COO of Balaji Motion Pictures from Aug 08’ till Oct 09 and now have started own company by the name of ‘Karma Ent (P) Ltd’ which will handle film and television production, events and celebrity endorsement. Handle all Salman Khan events with regards to creative and logistics exclusively along with Mr.AdilJagmagia for and on behalf of Sohail Khan Entertainment.
Being based in London, started his career as director and coordinator of a musical event, Starring Amit Kumar and KavitaKrishnamoorthy with orchestra and dancers in London, Birmingham and Manchester in the UK.
Thereafter directed successful bollywood shows in UK (London, B’Ham and M’Chester) such as Live 93’ at the Chelsea Football stadium for CINTAA, London with the entire industry over 50 artists, Madhuri live in concert starring Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Kapoor with musicians and dancers followed by Mega Mania in 95’ starring Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan etc, Bollywood Hungama starring Sunny Deol, Shah Rukh Khan, ManishaKoirala, MithunChakrabartyetc in 96’, Superstars live in concert starring Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, ShilpaShetty, Johnny Lever, UrmilaMatondkaretc in 97. Awesome Foursome in 98’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kajol, JuhiChawla, Anu Malik etc, Mega Stars in 98’starring Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, KarishmaKapoor, MahimaChaudhry, Madhoo, Mega Artists live in concert with Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, SunielShetty, Tabu, Urmila in 1999 etc,
Have completed and been part of over 750 bollywood/corporate events so far in India and abroad. In 2011, Designated as a partner of the company Mumbai Heroes Sports LLP. Mumbai, India. C.E.O. of the company Celebs Sports & Events Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, India.
Over thirteen (13) years of experience in the Indian film industry in events management, Bollywood stage shows (televised and non televised), Assistant Director to Sohail Khan for 3 feature films,(Pyar Kiya Toh Darna kya/ hello brother / Maine dil tujhko diya) Bollywood artist management and also in feature film production and Television (Non-Fiction) co-ordination and production.
Director of Eye Candy Entertainment
Bollywood artist management, Celebrity Endorsements and Television (Non Fiction) co- ordination and production.Handle all Salman Khan events with regards to creative and logistics exclusively along with Mr.Jordan Patel for and on behalf of Sohail Khan Entertainment. Managed and coordinated sports events and sponsorships/endorsements with international cricket teams like New Zealand and Victoria bush rangers,in association with Australian company Insite.
In this span also coordinated a lot of bollywood artists for appearances for a lot of corporate and individual clients in India and abroad for their dealer meets or product promotions.
Having 13 years of experience in Events management, Coordinated and Directed For Sohail Khan Entertainment (1998 -2011).
A look of few of his successful events mentioned below:
• BOLLYWOOD STARS V/S BANGLADESH CRICKETERS 1999, Bangladesh, performed by Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, AftaabShivdasani, Twinkle Khanna&RaveenaTandon
• INDIA 99, Kuwait, performed by Salman Khan, KarismaKapoor&Kashmira Shah
• AMBY VALLEY GOODLUCK INDIA CRICKET MATCH
• BOLLYWOOD V/S EX-CRICKETERS 2003Mumbai
BOLLYWOOD STARS: Sunil Shetty, ArjunRampal, AftabShivdasani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rahul Dev, SharadKapoor, SajidNadiadwala, Sajid Khan (Compere)
EX-CRICKETERS – Ajay Jadeja, DilipVenserkar , Sameer Dighe, EknathSolkar, Nikhil Chopra, Cyrus Broacha, Mr.Dungajee, Yugwinder Singh, Timmy Narang, Shailendra Singh, Harendra Singh, Vikrant Choughle, AtulKasbekar and others.
• MEGASTARS MANIA 2003 (WORLD TOUR – 15 SHOWS)U.S.A., U.K. & Canada performed by Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sonny Deol, Bobby Deol, BipashaBasu, Amisha Patel
• JALWA 2001 DUBAI; Artist management, Scripting, Direction, Choreography for the event. Performances by : Salman Khan, KareenaKapoor, TusharKapoor, IshaKoppikar, Amrita Arora, along with top dancers & Musician.
• SANGEET AWARDS 2005; Sanfransico, USA performed by Salman Khan
• JUST CHILL 2005 performed performed by Salman Khan
• MUSCAT SHOPPING FESTIVAL,Shopping Festival, Saltanate of Oman(Closing Ceremony) Performance of Salman Khan
• ROCK STAR 2005 performed by Bollywood Show in Dubai, Performances of Salman Khan. ShilpaShetty, Zayed Khan, MallikaSherawat, KareenaKapoor, ShahidKapoor, John Abraham
• OSLO, NORWAY SHOW 2006, Norway, Performances of Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif& others
• SABERI OPTICS 2006, Hyderabad, Salman Khan as Brand Ambassador
• POGO AMAZING KIDS AWARDS 2006Mumbai, Participation of PreityZinta
• PRIYA & CHINTAN FASHION SHOW 2006, Taj Lands End, MumbaiRamp Walk by IshaaKhopikar , Show Stopper Role by Salman Khan
• IIFA AWARDS 2007, Yorkshire, UK, Performance and Participation of Salman Khan
• Indo Pak Friendship concert 2008- Coordinated scripted and Directed the above show held at the Cricket Stadium in Dubai in Dec 2008. Performamnces by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, NehaDhupia, Celina Jaitley, Prabhu Deva, Nitu Chandra and performers from South Industry and Pakistan
• Stardust Awards 2008- Coordinated, scripted and directed the entire show
• Star Screen Awards 2009Coordinated and directed Salman Khan’s act for the awards performance
• Videocon Launch of Mobile 2009, Co Ordinated and Directed Salman Khan’s performance act at the event
• Filmfare 2009- Co Ordinated and Directed Salman Khan’s performance act for the event
• Superstars KaJalwa for Star Plus 2010, Co ordinated, Executed and Directed the biggest event in Bollywood History for Cintaa. Over 100 stars performed for this event from a Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, AbhishekBachchan, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, FarhanAkhtar, ShahidKapoor, Akshay Kumar, KareenaKapoor, AishwaryaRaiBachchan, Katrina Kaif, DeepikaPadukone, Rani Mukherjee, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra etcetcetc.
• Star Screen Award 2010, Co Ordinated and Directed Salman Khan’s performance act for the event
• Dubai Dhamaka (2010) ; Coordinated and Directed Salman Khan, Prabhudeva.
• Being Human Event, Dubai (2010); Coordinated and Directed 2 days event which involed match between salman Khan XI and ShoibAkhtar XI and Fashion show involving celebrities from India and Pakistan
• Wave Awards (2011) Co-Ordinated and Directed the entire event, performance by salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, NehaDhupia, Anushka Sharma, Bipashabasu etc.
• Directed and managed the shopfiesta 2011 bollywood event in Dubai,starringShahidKapoor,PriyankaChopra,deepikapudukone,&malikaarrora.
• Co-Produced along with Sohail khan productions cintasuperstars kajalwa for star plus,featuring top bollywood artists.
Designated as a partner of the company Mumbai Heroes Sports LLP. Mumbai, India.
C.O.O. of the company Celebs Sports & Events Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, India.