Hansal Mehta

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Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for Shahid for which he won the 2013 National Film Award for Best Direction.[1]


Mehta started his career in 1993, with TV cookery show, Khana Khazana, hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor on Zee TV, where he worked till 2000. Meanwhile he also directed several short fiction based series like Love Stories followed by Rishtey

He made his debut as a feature film director with ...Jayate in 1997, this was followed by Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) based on the issue of migrants in Mumbai.[2]

Shahid was a biographical film on the life of human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered in 2010.[3][2]



  1. ^ "61st National Film Awards For 2013". Directorate of Film Festivals. April 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Film remembers Indian lawyer Shahid Azmi as symbol of hope". BBC. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The ‘unlikely’ lawyer as an unlikely hero". Indian Express. Aug 9, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012. "A movie based on the lawyer and human rights activist.." 

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