Kundan Shah is an Indian film director and writer. He is most known for his comedy classic, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and his 1985-1986 TV series Nukkad, with Saeed Akhtar Mirza. The serial was a folk comedy dealing with the routine life of street youngsters. He has also directed Harishankar Parsai’s Parsai Kehte Hain. Shah studied direction at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and developed an interest in the comedy genre. He then started to work in television. He was one of the directors of the popular sitcom Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, telecast in August 1984. After directing several serials, Shah took a long break of 7 years from cinema and made a comeback in 1993. He directed the famous romantic comedy Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and wrote the screenplay for the film as well. His work was much appreciated. In 1994, Shah won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for this film. He was the first filmmaker to win this award.