|Movies Masaan, Shorts|
Role Film director
|Name Neeraj Ghaywan|
Years active 2010–present
|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
Guftagoo with neeraj ghaywan
Neeraj Ghaywan is an award-winning Indian film screenwriter and director, known for his work in Hindi Cinema.
- Guftagoo with neeraj ghaywan
- Masaan post screening q a with neeraj ghaywan varun grover nitin baid
- Early life and education
Masaan post screening q a with neeraj ghaywan varun grover nitin baid
Early life and education
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.
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 Passionforcinema.com. 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.
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.
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.