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Tinu Anand is an Indian film actor, also known as Virender Raj Anand in Hindi cinema. Tinu Anand has not only been an actor but has also been the director of several Amitabh Bachchan films, including films like Kalia, Shahenshah, Main Azad Hoon, Major Saab.

Few people know that Tinu Anand, who has tried his luck in acting and direction, is a friend of Amitabh Bachchan from the era when Amitabh’s stars were walking in the film world. At that time it was difficult to stay away from the film industry even if they got films. Tinnu was a friend of Anand, due to which Amitabh acted in the most successful films like ‘Kalia’, ‘Shahenshah’, ‘Major Sahab’ under his direction. Amitabh Bachchan has such a fondness for Tinu Anand that he is seen at any big event in Amitabh’s house. Amitabh sent an invitation to Tinu Anand on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

private life

Tinu Anand, better known by his name and known as Amitabh Bachchan’s director, was born on October 12, 1950. He is also known as Virender Raj Anand. His father’s name is Inder Raj Anand who played a writer in films while his brother’s name is Bittu Anand, who is a producer. Shahnaz Anand is the wife of Tinu Anand. This is the same shehnaaz who has worked in Amitabh’s first film Saat Hindustani. He was educated at Mayo College, Rajasthan.

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Tinu Anand, who has worked in more than 100 films, not only played comedy roles in films but he has also been one of the finest villains of his time. Be it Marco of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Miracle’ or Mama Ji of ‘Damini’, who can forget the acting done by him.

By the way, Tinu Anand is known less as an actor and more as a director. He has some important films like ‘Shahanshah’ (1988), ‘I Azad Hoon’ (1989), ‘Major Sahab’ (1998) in ‘Kalia’ (1981).


Tinu’s father was one of the popular and noted writers of Hindi cinema, but he did not want his son to be a part of the film industry. Tinu told during an interview that when I told my father, “I want to go into the world of film direction, he was so desperate, when he saw that I didn’t want to do anything else, he insisted on my insistence Kneeling down and got Satyajit Ray enrolled in school. After that I got enrolled in the world of direction “. As a film director, Tinu has directed many films in his career, including Jeena Teri Gali Mae, Yeh Ishq Nahi Easy, Seemaand, Kalia etc.

Acting career

Tinu got her first acting debut with Jalal Agha, the film starred Sarika, Naseeruddin Shah and Amol Palekar in the lead roles, people in the film liked the character of Tinu very much and were also highly appreciated by the critics. As an actor, Tinu has done many films in her career, including films like Pushpak, Agneepath, Khiladi, Miracle, Diljale, Kabhi Naab Kabhi, Saat Ka Rang Sapne, Next and Pagli, De Dana Dan, Masoon, Damini, Anjaam