Prakash Jha, Bettiah
Prakash Jha is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and film director credited with
movies like Damul, Mrityudand, and Gangaajal, and TV series Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne. Born and brought up in a farmer's family
in West Champaran, Bihar, he
did his schooling from Sainik School Tilaiya, earned Bachelors in Physics from Delhi University and
is trained as film editor from Film and Television Institute of India,
Pune. After establishing himself in the world of cinema, Jha does lots of social work. He also
unsuccessfully fought election to the Lok Sabha from his native Bettiah in 2004.