|Occupation||Film director, Screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Renu Saluja (widowed)
Sushmita Mukherjee (divorced)
Early life and education 
Sudhir Bhai Mishra was born and brought up in Lucknow. He is the grandson of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Dwarka Prasad Mishra. His father, DN Mishra, was the founder member of Lucknow Film Society. He graduated from Delhi University, where he met Badal Sircar and formed a theatre group called Workshop Theatre and worked on several plays with him.
After a year and a half with Badal Sarkar, Sudhir Mishra left for Pune. In Pune, he spent time at FTII, (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune, where his younger brother, Sudhanshu Mishra (to whom he credits to have learnt much of his cinema) was a student. Sudhir never studied at the institute himself.
He moved to Mumbai in 1980, and started his career as assistant director and scriptwriter in Kundan Shah's comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983) and later worked with Saeed Akhtar Mirza in Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) and with Vidhu Vinod Chopra in Khamosh (1985).
He made his directorial debut with the film, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin in 1987 which won the National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director.
He went on to make acclaimed films like "Dharavi"(1991), Main Zinda Hoon (1988), Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) and Chameli (2003), and his most acclaimed film to date, the 2005 film, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. This was followed by Khoya Khoya Chand in December 2007 and Yeh Saali Zindagi in 2010
- 1987 Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director: Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987)
- 1989 National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues: Main Zinda Hoon (1988)
- 1992 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi: Dharavi (1991)
- 2006 Filmfare Best Story Award: Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005)
- 2010 Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French Government) France's knighthood - equivalent to the "Sir" title of the British
- Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983) - Sceenwriter
- Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) - Screenwriter
- Khamosh (1985) - Screenwriter, Actor
- Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987) - Director, Screenwriter
- Main Zinda Hoon (1988) - Director, Screenwriter
- Dharavi (1992) - Director, Screenwriter
- Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) – Director, Screenwriter
- Calcutta Mail (2003) - Director, Screenwriter
- Chameli (2003) – Director, Screenwriter
- Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005) - Director, Screenwriter
- Traffic Signal (2007) - Actor
- Khoya Khoya Chand (2007) -Director, Screenwriter
- Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (Dec 2010) - Director, Screenwriter
- Raat Gayi Baat Gayi (2010) - Actor
- Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011) - Director, Screenwriter
- Mumbai Cutting (2011) - Writer and Director of the segment "The Ball"
- The Last Act (2012)
- Inkaar (2013) - Director, Writer
- Dhruv (film) (In Production) - Director
- "Sudhir Mishra still enamoured by ex-wife's humour". Sify.com. 16 December 2007.
- INTERVIEW: Search for understanding The Hindu, 8 May 2005.
- 'Cinema should excite minds' SHAMBHU SAHU, TNN, The Times of India, 22 April 2006.
- Straight Answers: Sudhir Mishra, Filmmaker on Indian cinema TNN, The Times of India, 24 April 2006. "My late wife Renu Saluja, a prominent film editor herself, taught me cinema to a large extent. "
- Passion for Cinema
- "Sudhir Mishra, Ketan Mehta felicitated by French government". July 16, 2010.
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- Interview with Sudhir Mishra on his film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
- Sudhir's Blog at PassionforCinema
- Sudhir Mishra comments on his films