Vikramaditya Motwane, 2010
6 December 1976 |
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter|
Vikramaditya Motwane (born 6 December 1976) is an Indian film director, and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards. His latest effort is Lootera, a big-budget Bollywood period romance, released on 5 July 2013.
Life and career
Motwane was a long-time assistant of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and collaborated with Bhansali on the films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002). He directed the song sequences in Anurag Kashyap's film Paanch (2003) and was Choreographer on Deepa Mehta's Academy Award-nominated film Water (2005).
Motwane released his debut feature film, entitled Udaan (2010), for Anurag Kashyap's production house, Anurag Kashyap Films, on 16 July 2010., which won seven Filmfare awards including Filmfare critics award for best movie and also won him the Best Director Award at the 2011 Star Screen Awards. 
Motwane's second film, a period romance called Lootera, was released on 5 July 2013.
He is married to photographer Ishika Mohan.
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- 15 Apr One Liners Rajeev Masand, CNN-IBN, 15 April 2010.
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- Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011 Bollywood Hungama, 6 January 2011
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