Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.
sanjay jha ‘Mastan’
‘Mastan’ means the one who loves and relishes the good things of life and enjoys every moment of it to the fullest. It is my father’s popular name and he gained it out of his personality and nature. Also, he takes up challenges and responsibilities in his life with the same attitude.
Sanjay jha mastan is now my complete name. I have not changed my name but have (with permission) added to it because I find myself eligible for this name and feel that I too have been able to take in my stride, the responsibilities and challenges of life in the same way as my father does.
This meaningful inheritance of name seems more exciting and worthwhile to me as compared to the official legacy of initials. I feel proud to have his name and it makes me bolder and confident than ever.My best gift to myself.cheers !!!
Sanjay jha mastan dot com is my permanent address now.Welcome to my home on the web.