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Film director

Abhishek Chaubey

Years active

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30 March 1977 (age 47) (
Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh

Alma mater
Hindu College, University of Delhi

Hindu College, University of Delhi

Anand Mohan Chaubey, Sheela Chaubey

IIFA Award for Best Story

Dedh Ishqiya, Ishqiya, Udta Punjab, Omkara, Kaminey: The Scoundrels

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Vishal Bhardwaj, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, Huma Qureshi, Amole Gupte

director, screenwriter

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Abhishek Chaubey (born 30 March 1977) is an Indian film director, writer, screenwriter and producer. He directed the 2010 film, Ishqiya.


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Early life

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Abhishek Chaubey was born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh to Anand Mohan Chaubey and Sheela Chaubey. He spent his early childhood and adolescence in Jamshedpur, Patna and Ranchi. He completed his 10th standard from St. Xavier's School, Ranchi in the year 1993, completed 12th from Siva Sivani Public School, Hyderabad in the year 1995, and then did his graduation in English literature from Hindu College, New Delhi in the year 1998. Moving to Mumbai, he did a course in Film & Television Production from Xavier Institute of Communications before taking a headlong plunge in the world of Hindi films.


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Abhishek Chaubey started his career as an associate director and co-writer with film director, Vishal Bhardwaj, starting with Vishal's debut Makdee (2002). He went on to assist him in all his subsequent films, and most notably co-wrote Vishal's trendsetting Omkara (2006) based on Othello, and Kaminey (2009).

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Eventually, he debuted as a film director with Ishqiya (2010), starring Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi, the film was produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and won rave reviews for him.

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His second film Dedh Ishqiya starring Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi and Vijay Raaz released on 10 January 2014. It was unanimously praised by the critics.

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2016 saw him direct Udta Punjab which was produced by Anurag Kashyap and Ekta Kapoor which dealt with the drug problems in the state of Punjab. It ran into a lot of controversy with the censor board. The censor board demanded 89 cuts which were eventually overturned by the Bombay High Court. It won critical acclaim as well as box office success on its release.

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He will debut as a producer with Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial debut A Death in the Gunj (2016), a drama set in 1979 McCluskieganj.

Awards and nominations

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  • Filmfare Awards
  • 2007: Best Dialogue : Omkara: Nominated (with Vishal Bharadwaj)
  • IIFA Award
  • 2007: Best Screenplay: Omkara: Nominated (with Vishal Bharadwaj)

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