From being India’s topmost model to making comedy shows; Sanjay Kohli recounts his journey and also talks about working with wife Binaifer
Producer of shows such as Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain and
Jijaji Chhat Par Hai, Sanjay Kohli opens up about the origin of
his production house EDIT II, his career and how he works with his
wife Binaifer Kohli.
Sanjay Kohli And Family
Tell us something about your background and career
My hometown is in Delhi. On being offered a suiting
advertisement I came to Mumbai and got into modelling. Acting was the next
From modelling to producing TV shows, how did this
happen? Didn’t you think of a career in acting?
I shot for every possible brand and was saturated after
four years. Then we did many International launch events for Porsche 968, Estee
Lauders Pleasure & Zee TV and that's how we decided to get into
production. My wife was a leading choreographer and I had also done films such
as Gunaah, Vishwatma and Badal among others.
What have been the landmark shows in your career as a
Our landmark shows would be Family No.1, Papa Ban
Gaye Hero, F.I.R, Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain, May I Come In Madam, Jijaji Chhat Par
Hai and Mere Apne.
Your current two shows Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain and Jijaji
Chhat Par Hai are quite unique. How did you think of such subjects?
They are all north-based shows. I am from north Delhi and
so is my team. This is why these shows came very easily to us. Jijaji Chhat Par
Hai was an idea, which we had 5-6 years back. Last October, we got the time to
start working on it. We started writing and selecting characters. My team is my
Sanjay Kohli & Binaifer Kohli
You and Binaifer Kohli make a dynamic combination of
professionals. How do you divide responsibilities?
We complement each other well. I look into the
creative & technical aspects of all the shows and she looks into everything
How do you unwind yourself?
By playing badminton every day and spending time with the
family, some great friends and Rocky our beloved doggie.