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|Born||1963 (age 49–50)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Sriram Raghavan (born 1963) is an Indian film director and screen writer. He is notable for producing a 45-minute documentary 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 Agent Vinod, starring Saif Ali Khan, released on March 23 and went to mixed reviews by critics and decent Box Office collections 2012.[dated info]
Early life and education
He studied at the 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 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.
He is currently directing his third film, Agent Vinod, which is an original spy thriller and not a remake of the 1977 film, starring Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor duo, produced by Khan himself. He has also signed for a fantasy film, Happy Birthday with Ramesh Sippy, which will star Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
- Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
- Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
- Agent Vinod (2012)
- Happy Birthday (2013) (to go on floor)
- "Profile: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, But Slowly". Tehelka Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 22. June 7, 2008.
- "Thanking the Stars". Indian Express. May 26, 2008.
- Article about Sriram Raghavan on Rediff.com
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