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Name
  
Piyush Mishra

Albums
  
Gulaal

Children
  
Jai Mishra, Josh Mishra

Spouse
  
Priya Narayanan (m. 1995)

Role
  
Film actor


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Full Name
  
Priyakansha Sharma

Born
  
13 January 1963 (age 61) (
1963-01-13
)
Gwalior, India

Occupation
  
Actor, screenwriter, lyricist, singer, music director

Movies
  
The Shaukeens, Gulaal, Gangs of Wasseypur, Revolver Rani, Gangs of Wasseypur ‑ Part 2

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Piyush Mishra (born 13 January 1963) is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer, scriptwriter. Mishra grew up in Gwalior, and went to graduate from National School of Drama, Delhi in 1986. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi. Over the next decade, he established himself as a theatre director, actor, lyricist and singer. He shifted to Mumbai in 2002, actor, lyricist and screenwriter, and receiving acclaim for his acting in Maqbool (2003) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

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As a film lyricist and singer, he is noted for his songs "Arre Ruk Ja Re Bandeh" (Black Friday, 2004), "Aarambh Hai Prachand" (Gulaal (film), 2009), "Ik Bagal" (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1, 2012), and "Husna" (MTV Coke Studio, 2012).

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Early life and background

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He was born in Gwalior to Pratap Kumar Sharma. He grew up as Priyakant Sharma and was adopted by his father's eldest sister Taradevi Mishra, who had no children. His family, too, moved into his aunt's house to ease financial burden. His parents admitted him to Carmel Convent School, Gwalior thinking that his education in a convent will help him excel in academics but it was activities like singing, painting and acting which appealed to him. Piyush later moved to Gwalior's JC Mills Higher Secondary School. However, living in the authoritative household of his aunt, developed a rebellious streak in him, which showed up in his first poem, Zinda ho haan tum koi shak nahin (Yes you are alive; of this there is no doubt), he wrote in class 8th. Later, while studying in class 10, he even filed an affidavit in the district court and changed his name to one his choice to Piyush Mishra.

Around this time, he began to be drawn to theatre – it was at places like Kala Mandir and Rangshri Little Ballet Troupe in Gwalior that his talent for the medium was first identified. In spite of the appreciation he was beginning to receive in the theatre circles, his family kept insisting to concentrate on his studies. He took the entrance test to the National School of Drama, New Delhi in 1983, not with any particular desire to study but to get out of Gwalior. Thereafter he moved to Delhi, and joined National School of Drama, graduating in 1986. While at NSD, he got a chance to compose his first music score for a student play, Mashreeki Hoor. His acting breakthrough came in his second year at NSD, when German director, Fritz Bennewitz (1926–95), directed him in the title role in Hamlet and introduced him to acting technique.

Theater and television

After his graduation from NSD in 1986, Piyush Mishra started his career as a theatre actor in Delhi, and in 1990, helped start the theatre group Act One, with founder-director NK Sharma and stage actors like Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi. In the following years he wrote and directed several plays as a part of Act One Theatre Group, including the acclaimed play, Gagan Damama Bajiyo (The Sky Resounds with the Call to Arms), based on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, which was first performed in 1994, and upon publishing, sold its first edition in just seven days. In 1996 he joined Asmita Theatre Group, and performed his popular one-man shows An Evening with Piyush Mishra. He wrote the lyrics for Asmita's popular plays. Piyush acted as Maniac in operation three star (an adaptation of Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist). Piyush is also known for his performance in Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial as suraj Singh, first with Ranjeet Kapoor (1991) and later under the direction of Arvind Gaur (1996).

By then, he had established himself as a theatre director and directed Comedy of Terror play for Shriram Centre Repertory Company, and also presented his solo act play at the National School of Drama's Annual Theatre Festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav in 1999. Mishra briefly moved to Mumbai, as he acted in a television series, Rajdhani (1989), directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia for Star TV, and Shyam Benegal's Bharat Ek Khoj (1988) and horror TV serial Kile ka Rahasya (1989), though he returned to Delhi thereafter.

Films

While Mishra was at the NSD, 1986, he was considered for a role in the Sooraj Barjatya film Maine Pyar Kiya which would go on to become a blockbuster, "presumably" that of Prem which was later played by Salman Khan. But for some reason, presumably because he didn't want to leave the theatre, he did not make an effort.

Mishra made his debut as a film actor with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se.. in 1998, he portrayed as C.B.I Investigation Officer. though he continued to stay in Delhi to pursue theatre. His transition from playwright to screenwriter happened when he wrote the dialogues for Rajkumar Santoshi's 2001 film The Legend of Bhagat Singh, which was inspired in part by Mishra's critically acclaimed play on Bhagat Singh – Gagan Damama Bajyo. It won him the Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue (2003). Meanwhile, he moved to Mumbai in November 2002, where he went on to establish a career as a film lyricist, screenwriter and as an actor. He started writing lyrics with the film, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar in 2002, and subsequently wrote for Black Friday (2004), Aaja Nachle and Tashan.

Mishra won accolades for his performance as Kaka in Vishal Bhardwaj's 2003 film Maqbool, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. He wrote his own dialogues for his performance as Hafeez (Huffy) Bhai in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), and delivered them in poetry style.

Mishra again appeared in Anurag Kashyap's 2009 movie Gulaal, a movie based on Indian youth, politics, caste-prejudice, and other such social topics. He played Prithvi, the poet brother of Dukey Bana (played by Kay Kay Menon), in the movie. This was a role he executed with aplomb. He also wrote the lyrics for the songs in the movie, and sung few of them as well and was also the music director of the film. He has acted in Rockstar alongside Ranbir Kapoor and was known as the 'Image is everything...everything is Image' guy. He acted and wrote lyrics of some songs for the movie Gangs of Wasseypur. His songs are very high on poetic content and have received critical appreciation from all sections of audiences and critics.

Personal life

He married Priya Narayanan in 1995, whom he met in 1992 while directing a play at the School of Planning and Architecture. Presently he lives in Goregaon East, Mumbai with his wife, who is an architect and two sons Josh who is studying at Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai and Jai.

Screenplay and dialogues

  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) – Dialogues
  • Yahaan (2005) – Screenplay and dialogues
  • 1971 (2007) – Screenplay
  • Ghajini (2008) – Dialogues
  • Lahore (2010) – Screenplay
  • Chittagong (2011) – Dialogues
  • Agneepath (2012) – Dialogues
  • Singer

  • Aarambh hai prachand (Gulaal-2009)
  • Duniya (Gulaal-2009)
  • Jab Sheher hamara (Gulaal-2009)
  • Ik Bagal (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 – 2012)
  • Ik Bagal (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 – 2012)
  • Aabroo (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 – 2012)
  • Manva (Arjun: The Warrior Prince - 2012)
  • Bargat Ke Pedo Pe Shakhe Purani (Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid – 2012)
  • Bas Chal Kapat (Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns – 2013)
  • Composer

  • Gulaal (2009)
  • Lahore (2010) (Song: Oh Re Bande)
  • Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) (Songs: Manmauji & Ik Bagal)
  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012) (Song: Ik Bagal)
  • Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid – (2012)(Song: Bargat Ke Pedo)
  • Other

  • Bharat Ek Khoj (1988) ( Sepoy )
  • Husna Coke Studio (India) Season 2 ( 2012 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics/Performer )
  • O Re Manvaa (My Heart) ( 2012 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics )
  • Tom Dick and Harry (The Dewarists) together with Akala ( Composer/Singer/Lyrics )
  • Ghar Coke Studio (India) Season 3 ( 2013 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics/Performer )
  • Reunion(Google India Google Search Advertisement ) ( 2013 - Singer )
  • Parle-G New Ad: Roko Mat Toko Mat ( 2013 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics )
  • Awards

    Zee Cine Awards
  • 2003: Best Dialogue: The Legend of Bhagat Singh (with Ranjit Kapoor and Rajkumar Santoshi)
  • Stardust Awards
  • 2010: Standout Performance by a Music Director: Gulaal
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
  • 2014: Best Actor: The Playback Singer
  • Filmography

    Actor
    -
    Untitled Ranbir Kapoor/Anurag Basu Project (pre-production)
    -
    Inverse (post-production) as
    Gajnu
    -
    Rare (Short) (completed) as
    Divaker
    2015
    The Exile (Short) (completed) as
    Manmohan Sharma
    2023
    Kanjoos Makhichoos as
    Ganga Prasad Pandey
    2022
    Salt City (India) (TV Series) as
    Harish Bajpai
    - Zip It Up (2022)
    - Subah Ka Bhoola (2022) - Harish Bajpai
    - Kaun Hoon Main (2022)
    - Ab Bacha Kya (2022)
    - Dark Chocolate (2022)
    - Shaadi Wala Ghar (2022)
    - Angithee Ki Chingari (2022)
    2020
    Illegal - Justice, Out of Order (TV Series) as
    Janardhan Jaitley
    - Checkmate (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - The Double Cross (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - A Shark's Trap (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - The Turf War (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Tricks of the Trade (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Old Cases Die Hard (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Down But Not Out (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - The War Is On! (2021) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - The Final Face Off (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Plausible Deniability (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - When the Past Comes Knocking (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Innocent Until Proven Guilty (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Two Wrongs Make A Right (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Courting Trouble (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Play Or Get Played! (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Take The Stand (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - Justice Delayed, Justice Denied? (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    - The Mad Lawyer (2020) - Janardhan Jaitley
    2021
    Matsya Kaand (TV Series) as
    Anand Pandit
    - Ranchode (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Pitama Bhishm (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Ashwatthama (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Chausar (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Yuyutsu (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Agayat Vas (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Karan (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Mohini Avatar (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Bhasmasur (2021) - Anand Pandit
    - Abhimanyu (2021) - Anand Pandit
    2020
    Signature Global DiwalI Apne Ghar Wali (Short)
    2020
    JL50 (TV Series) as
    Biswajit Chandra Mitra
    - The Other plan (2020) - Biswajit Chandra Mitra
    - The Unfolding (2020) - Biswajit Chandra Mitra
    - The Conspiracy (2020) - Biswajit Chandra Mitra
    - The Crash (2020) - Biswajit Chandra Mitra
    2019
    The Great Indian Gaaliban (Short) as
    Gaaliban
    2019
    Sangharsh (Short) as
    School Principal
    2019
    Baashinde (Short) as
    Sameer
    2018
    Katran (Video short) as
    Husband
    2018
    Naked Voice (Short)
    2018
    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi as
    Usman Afridi
    2018
    Sanju as
    Tripathi
    2016
    Kathakaar (Short)
    2016
    Music Meri Jaan as
    Production manager
    2016
    Pink as
    Prashant Mehra
    2016
    Happy Bhaag Jayegi as
    Usman Afridi
    2016
    Palki (Palanquin) as
    Balbir Singh
    2016
    Palki as
    Balbir Singh
    2016
    Cute Kameena
    2016
    Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive as
    Khaleeli
    2015
    Tamasha as
    Storyteller
    2014
    The Shaukeens as
    Harishanker Goyel
    2014
    Revolver Rani as
    Bali
    2013
    Meridian Lines as
    Prakash
    2013
    The Playback Singer as
    Ashok Rao
    2012
    Remember a Day (Short) as
    Suresh Sinha
    2012
    Gangs of Wasseypur as
    Nasir Ahmed
    2011
    Rockstar as
    Dhingra
    2011
    Bhindi Baazaar Inc. as
    Shankar Pandey
    2010
    That Girl in Yellow Boots as
    Rickshaw driver
    2010
    Lafangey Parindey as
    Usmaan Ali / Usmaan Bhai
    2010
    Tere Bin Laden as
    Majeed Khan
    2009
    The White Elephant as
    Babu
    2009
    Gulaal as
    Prithvi Bana
    2008
    Rahim Murge pe mat ro (Short) as
    Rahim Murga
    2007
    Jhoom Barabar Jhoom as
    Huffy Bhai
    2007
    1971 as
    Major Bilal Malik
    2005
    Super as
    Mama
    2004
    Let's Bring Our Heroes Home as
    Major Qureshi
    2003
    Ek Din 24 Ghante as
    Police Inspector
    2003
    Sala Bandar! (Short) as
    Nana
    2003
    Maqbool as
    Kaka
    2003
    Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women as
    Jagannath / priest
    2003
    Butterfly (Short) as
    Ghani
    2002
    Samurai as
    Politician
    1999
    Rajdhani (TV Series)(1999)
    1998
    Dil Se..
    1989
    Bharat Ek Khoj (TV Series) as
    Soldier-4 / Murthy / Seepahi
    - And Gandhi Came: Part 1 (1989) - Murthy
    - Indigo Revolt (1989) - Seepahi
    - 1857: Part 2 (1989) - Soldier-4
    - 1857: Part 1 (1989) - Soldier-4
    Music Department
    2023
    Romanticc Tukde (lyrics)
    2022
    Chakki (singer)
    2020
    Gulabo Sitabo (playback singer)
    2020
    Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (playback singer)
    2019
    College Diary (playback singer)
    2018
    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (playback singer)
    2017
    Sameer (lyricist)
    2016
    Kerry on Kutton (playback singer)
    2014
    Revolver Rani (playback singer)
    2013
    Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (playback singer)
    2012
    Arjun: The Warrior Prince (lyricist)
    2012
    Gangs of Wasseypur (lyricist) / (playback singer)
    2009
    Chal Chalein (lyricist)
    2009
    Gulaal (lyricist) / (playback singer)
    2008
    Tashan (lyricist) / (playback singer)
    2007
    Aaja Nachle (lyricist)
    2006
    O Re Manvaa (My Heart) (Short) (composer: theme music)
    Writer
    2022
    Shamshera (dialogue)
    2022
    Mere Desh Ki Dharti (dialogue)
    2016
    Traffic (dialogue)
    2012
    Agneepath (dialogue)
    2010
    Lahore (dialogue) / (screenplay)
    2008
    Ghajini (dialogue)
    2007
    1971 (screenplay and dialogue)
    2005
    ...Yahaan (dialogue) / (screenplay)
    2004
    Black Friday (lyrics)
    2002
    The Legend of Bhagat Singh (Hindi dialogue)
    Soundtrack
    2022
    Shamshera (lyrics: "Hunkara")
    2020
    Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (performer: "Jigarwala Sirf Woh (Hindi)")
    2018
    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (performer: "Koi Gal Nai")
    2012
    Gangs of Wasseypur ("Ik Bagal") / (writer: "Ik Bagal")
    2010
    Lahore (writer: "O Re Bande")
    2009
    Gulaal (lyrics: "Arambh Hai Prachand", "Jab Saher Hamara Sota Hai", "Raat Ke Musafir", "Mann Bole Chak Mak") / (performer: "Jab Saher Hamara Sota Hai") / (writer: "Arambh Hai Prachand", "Jab Saher Hamara Sota Hai", "Raat Ke Musafir", "Mann Bole Chak Mak")
    2008
    Tashan (performer: "Chhaliya") / (writer: "Dil Haara", "Tashan Mein")
    2007
    Aaja Nachle (writer: "Aaja Nachle", "Is Pal", "Koi Patthar Se Na Maare", "Aaja Nachle - Reprise", "Soniye Mil Ja")
    2004
    Black Friday (lyrics: "Arey Ruk Ja Re Bandey")
    Miscellaneous
    2018
    Gandii Baat (TV Series) (voice over narrator - 6 episodes)
    - Gibraltar (2019) - (voice over narrator)
    - Bai-Sexual (2019) - (voice over narrator)
    - Preeto Rani (2018) - (voice over narrator)
    - Vasu Nag (2018) - (voice over narrator)
    - Tharki Buddha (2018) - (voice over narrator)
    - Threesome (2018) - (voice over narrator)
    2004
    Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara (production executive)
    Composer
    2010
    Lahore (music)
    2009
    Gulaal (music)
    2006
    O Re Manvaa (My Heart) (Short)
    Sound Department
    2012
    Chittagong (dialect editor)
    Thanks
    2021
    Vikalp (Short) (special thanks)
    2002
    The Legend of Bhagat Singh (acknowledgment)
    Self
    2023
    The Kapil Sharma Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Gangs of Wasseypur Reunion (2023) - Self
    - Ten Years of Gangs of Wasseypur (2023) - Self
    2014
    Comedy Nights with Kapil (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra (2014) - Self

    References

    Piyush Mishra Wikipedia