Kaizad Gustad Biography

Kaizad Gustad

Kaizad Gustad

Kaizad Gustad (born 1968) is an Indian film director and writer. He is best known for his 1998 comedy Bombay Boys and debut novel Of No Fixed Address.

Gustad was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to a wealthy Parsi-Iranian family, and grew up in a farm in Wadi, a village in Karnataka, where father and grandfather owned cinema theatres. He studied in St. Paul's School, Darjeeling, and also attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay. He moved along with his family to Sydney at the age of sixteen. He attended New York University's film school.

Gustad led a Bohemian lifestyle when he started travelling from the age of 18 to different parts of the world and doing odd jobs like pizza delivery, bartender, and stripper. He kept a diary on his travels and called it "Of No Fixed Address" as he had no address for three years. He based this for his book of short stories Of No Fixed Address published 10 years later in 1998.

He collected money from friends, family and credit card companies to make his first full-length feature film Bombay Boys. He worked on the script for about eight months, and shot the film in 48 days. The film released in 1998 took four years to make.

Gustad has an older brother and a younger sister. He dated Diana Hayden for sometime before the release of Boom in 2003. In January 2004, he married American Alexandra Ritt. He has a son Zahaan.

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