Prakash Jha is an Indian film producer, actor, director and screenwriter, mostly known for his political and socio-political films. He is a multiple award-winning independent filmmaker, and has produced and directed seventeen feature films. Some of his critically acclaimed films are Apaharan, Mrityudand, Parinati and Damul. Besides his involvement in the film industry, Prakash Jha for over the last ten years has been seriously involved with development initiatives in Bihar. He has been spearheading growth in infrastructure, health care and vocational training facilities in the state through the NGO Anubhooti as its Chairman.