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Neeraj Ghaywan

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Movies  Masaan, Shorts
Role  Film director
Name  Neeraj Ghaywan
Years active  2010–present

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Born  1980 (age 34–35)Hyderabad, India
Awards  Un Certain Regard Avenir Prize
Nominations  Golden Orange Award for Best Director (International)
Similar People  Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Varun Grover, Sanjai Mishra, Richa Chadda

Occupation  Director, screenwriter

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Neeraj Ghaywan is an award-winning Indian film screenwriter and director, known for his work in Hindi Cinema.


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Early life and education

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Neeraj Ghaywan was born and brought up in Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad to Maharashtrian parents. He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya Shivrampally (National Police Academy). After completing his degree in Electrical Engineering from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad in 2002, he did his MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.


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He started his career in corporate world with stints in UTV New Media, Hindustan Times and Tech Mahindra. But he was drawn towards cinema. Observing films with a critic's eye he started writing for the now defunct According to him, that interest grew into passion and with a push from the director, Anurag Kashyap, he made cinema his career and his life.

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He made his first short film, Independence that was shortlisted for the In Competition section of PFCOne, an online one-minute film festival, in 2010.

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He assisted Anurag in the making of Ugly and Gangs of Wasseypur directing two short films in the meanwhile, Shor and Epiphany. In January 2014 a screenplay he co-wrote "Fly Away Solo" was awarded the Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. He made a motion picture based on it Masaan in 2015 that went on to win the FIPRESCI (International Federation Of Film Critics) and Promising Future awards in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film festival.

He made his first commercial short film in 2016 for British Airways.

He received the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best Debut Film of a director for Masaan at the 63rd Indian National Film Awards.


  • 2015 Masaan
  • 2013 Epiphany (short film)
  • 2011 Shorts (short film)
  • 2010 Independence (one-minute film)
  • Writer
  • 2013 The Epiphany (short film)
  • 2011 Shor (short film)
  • Second Unit Director
  • 2013 Ugly
  • Assistant Director
  • 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1
  • 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
  • Awards

    Cannes Film Festival
  • The Un Certain Regard special jury prize for debut film (Prix de l’avenir) for Masaan
  • The International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) award for Masaan
  • 63rd National Film Awards
  • Best Debut Film of A Director- Neeraj Ghaywan
  • 61st Filmfare Awards
  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director- Neeraj Ghaywan
  • References

    Neeraj Ghaywan Wikipedia