Ismail Merchant

Film director

1936 – 2005

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Who was Ismail Merchant?

Ismail Merchant was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards.

Merchant succeeded as an independent producer in Hollywood for more than 40 years. His strength lay in funding his projects, particularly in his ability to produce films for several million dollars less than those of his contemporaries.

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Born
Dec 25, 1936
Mumbai
Also known as
  • Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
  • ઈસ્માઈલ મર્ચન્ટ
  • ઈસ્માઈલ નૂરમોહમદ અબ્દુલ રહમાન
Parents
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • New York University
Died
May 25, 2005
City of Westminster

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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