Jyoti Prakash Dutta (born 3 October 1949) is a Bollywood film producer and director. Dutta produces his films under the banner of JP Films. He is known for directing many patriotic war films and films in the action genre. His films often have ensemble star casts.
In 1998, he was awarded the ‘National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration’ from President of India for his super hit film Border. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered equivalent of the American Academy Awards. Ministry of Defense gives him full support for his war films.
Some of the Bollywood Hindi films that he has written, produced and directed are Border, Refugee, LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan.
He headed the feature film section jury for the National Film Awards (2010), according to sources in the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
In 2013, it was announced that Dutta would undertake sequels to his 1997 film Border, and that Border 2 would star Sangram Singh and Nafisa Ali’s son Ajit Sodhi. He owns the production company titled J P Gene.