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Kaizad Gustad

Kaizad Gustad Biography

Born : 1968

Indian film director and writer Kaizad Gustad was born in 1968 in Mumbai in an affluent Parsi-Iranian family. He is best known for comic movie ‘Bombay Boys’ (1998) and debut novel ‘Of No Fixed Address’.

Gustad grew up in a Bohemian lifestyle in a farm in Wadi, Karnataka. He did his schooling from St. Paul's School, Darjeeling and The Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay. At 16 years of age, his family moved to Sydney, where he finished his further studies from New York University's film school.

At the age of 18 years, Gustad started travelling the world and survived by doing odd jobs like pizza delivery boy, bartender, and even stripping. He penned down his travel experiences in the novel ‘Of No Fixed Address’, which was published 10 years later in 1998.

Gustad’s first movie ‘Bombay Boys’ was funded by his friends, family and credit card companies. He later went on to make a few other movies like ‘Boom’ (2003), which was Katrina Kaif’s debut movie, ‘Bombil and Beatrice (2007) and ‘Jackpot’ (2013). 

Gustad has also had to face legal punishment for committing a "rash and negligent act" under Section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code. While filming the movie ‘Bombay Central’ in May 2004, a member of his crew Nadia Khan was hit by a train and killed at Mahalaxmi railway station in Mumbai. It was alleged that Gustad did not have the required permission to shoot at the platform and the track where the incident occurred. He was sentenced to a month in jail and fined Rs 75,000.