Bollywood celebrated art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai dies by suicide

Nitin Desai. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Nitin Chandrakant Desai


Mumbai/IBNS: Celebrated art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai, who has worked in a number of popular Indian films, died by suicide on Wednesday, media reports said.

He was 58.

Desai committed suicide at his own ND Studios in Karjat, a city in Maharashtra.

Desai has worked with eminent filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker et al.

He has worked in Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999), Devdas (2002), Gowariker’s ‘Lagaan’ (2001), ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008) among others.

He won the National Film Awards for Best Art Direction four times.

Desai, whose first feature film was ‘Bhookamp’ which released in 1993, first got noticed working for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘1942: A Love Story’.

He had also designed two sets for the 2008 film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.