Jitendra Kothari

Jitendra Kothari is a passionate film archivist and film historian. Currently the Deputy Editor of Bollywood News Service, Jitendra found journalism the perfect cauldron to merge related interests: literature, numbers, history and the movies. He has co-authored The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema and Indian Cinema, The Bollywood Saga with Raheja. Besides his long tenure as Deputy Editor of Movie magazine, he has also scripted the BBC TV show Film India and worked on the film section of India Today online. Kothari’s commitment to documenting cinema history was shaped from personal journals in which he has, for years, recorded his comments on classic movies as well as filmographies of numerous creative entities connected to the Hindi film world.