| Sriram Raghavan|
| 1963 (age 51–52)Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
Film and Television Institute of India
National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Badlapur, Agent Vinod, Johnny Gaddaar, Ek Hasina Thi, Happy Birthday
Dinesh Vijan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Vinay Pathak, Yami Gautam
Sriram Raghavan Wikipedia
Sriram Raghavan (born 1963) is an Indian film director and screen writer. He is notable for producing a 45-minute docufiction on Indian serial killer Raman Raghav and 2004 Hindi feature film Ek Hasina Thi produced by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Urmila Matondkar and Saif Ali Khan. His second feature film was 2007's Johnny Gaddar. His latest film Badlapur (2015) received positive reviews and was commercially successful.
Sriram was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil family to a botanist father and a movie-loving mother. He grew up in Pune, where he also did his schooling at the St. Vincent's High School.
He is a graduate of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Rajkumar Hirani, one of his batchmates, edited his diploma film, The Eight Column Affair, which went on win the National Film Award in 1987.
He started his career before joining the FTII for Stardust, but left since he wasn't interested in it. Post his FTII studies, he made a documentary Raman Raghav, with Raghuvir Yadav. Later, he met Ram Gopal Varma, who liked his work in Raman Raghav, and signed him up for the film Ek Hasina Thi, a dark thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar.
He later went on to direct another thriller, Johnny Gaddaar, which marked the debut of Neil Nitin Mukesh. The movie garnered overwhelming response from the critics, though it didn't fare well at the box office.
His third film, Agent Vinod was an original spy thriller and not a remake of the 1977 film, starring Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor duo, produced by Khan himself. Sriram has recently directed a crime thriller named 'Badlapur' starring Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam which started shoot from May 2014. This is with Illuminati films, the producers of "Agent Vinod". He is also signed for making a film based on a book by Vikas Swarup.Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Agent Vinod (2012)
Shoot the Piano Player (2018)