“Binaifer & I Complement Each Other Well,” Says Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain Producer Sanjay Kohli

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

Sanjay Kohli And Family

Tell us something about your background and career journey
My hometown is in Delhi. On being offered a suiting advertisement I came to Mumbai and got into modelling. Acting was the next obvious step.

Sanjay Kohli

Sanjay Kohli

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 producer?
 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 strength.

Sanjay Kohli Benaifer Kohli

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 else. 

How do you unwind yourself?
By playing badminton every day and spending time with the family, some great friends and Rocky our beloved doggie.