Samir Karnik, an eminent film director, producer and screen writer of Hindi movies, made his directorial debut in the year 2004 with the film, Kyun Ho Gaya Na. His other vital creations that was the result of his creative excellence were Heroes, Nanhe Jaisalmer, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Chaar Din ki Chandni. His most of the movies have Punjabi backdrop, as he is quite fascinated by the Punjabi culture.
Born to a Maharastrian family, Samir Karnik is extremely fond of Punjabi culture, food and their fondness for people. It is his love and regards for the culture that well reflects in most of his movies, be it in the song, dialogue, casting and the presentation of the movies. The influence of Punjabi culture can be experienced in different aspect of his film making.
He has come a long way in the film industry, right from assisting ace director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in Kareeb to shooting several documentary films on Tanzania region to working as station manager in Dar- es- Salaam television station to directing various television commercials for Africa region, the man has fulfil his every creative desire with his utmost talent and skills.
Samir Karnik return to Mumbai in the year 2002 to start his production house naming Top Angle Productions. The idea behind setting up his production house was to entertain the audience with top quality cinema. With Nanhe Jaisalmer winning award at Chicago film festival and making entry into Cannes film festivals and Yamla Pagla Deewana winning the heart of audience with his romantic comedy, he has definitely tasted both the creative and commercial success.