Birthplace : Mumbai
Height : 5.10
If you know the movie Mary Kom, you would very easily recognize this man. Omung Kumar is director, production designer, and art director of Bollywood Hindi movies, who hails from Bombay. He is born and brought up in Mumbai in a non-filmi background. It took long to carve his niche in Bollywood industry. Since his childhood he wanted to be an actor, however, his desire still remains unfulfilled as he is involved in a number of back end jobs involved in making films. He did his schooling from Mumbai Handique Girls College.
Wiki : Omung Kumar has come a long way in his career of movie making. Starting early working over the Television sets, he tried his luck at various places like anchoring, modelling, art direction production designing and finally reaching to the top seat of director with Mary Kom releasing next month. Though he wanted to become an actor, but he didn’t get any break in acting and hence was often seen working behind the scene, which according to him is a very lengthy and time consuming job.
After trying his hand in the television world, he headed to Bollywood wherein he got Dil Hai Tumhara in 2002 wherein he worked as production designer. Later he worked in some of the popular movies including Saawariya, Just Dance and Black as art director making people realise about his potentials in this domain. While some of his other movies include Ishq Vishk, Chameli, Masti, Fida, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Yuvvraaj and Krazzy 4, wherein he played the role of production designer and art director.
Mary Kom is his first movie as a director in Bollywood, which is a sportsman centric biopic inspired by the real life of the known boxer of Manipur. He took three long years in researching about the life of Mary Kom and finally embarked with the script. Though he has not heard the name of Mary Kom but was successful enough to write down a comprehensive script portraying the life of this boxer. According to him it was challenging to portray Priyanka Chopra in this role, however, her hard work paid him back with this movie, which is all set to release next month.