Abbas Tyrewala

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Abbas Tyrewala
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Tyrewala at the Yellow Tree Cafe anniversary bash
Born (1974-05-15) 15 May 1974 (age 48)
  • Screenwriter
  • director
Years active2001–present
SpousePakhi Tyrewala

Abbas Tyrewala (born 15 May 1974) is an Indian film screenwriter and director.[1] After making his mark as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in early 2000s, with award-winning films like Maqbool (2003), Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003), he made his debut as a director in 2008 with a romantic comedy Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na which turned out to be a critical and commercial hit and also featured an acclaimed soundtrack by A. R. Rahman.


Born and brought up in Mumbai, Abbas joined St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, for graduation, where he started working on plays and soon started writing advertising jingles, but he left without securing a degree to join Ogilvy & Mather PR agency, where he worked for a year; he then joined television production company Cinevista as creative consultant, which he left in 2000, to become a full-time writer. He entered the film industry as a lyricist, writing for films like, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000), and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), till he got his break with Santosh Sivan's Asoka (2001) as a dialogue writer. He is married to Pakhi who had her debut in his film Jhoota Hi Sahi opposite John Abraham. Abbas hails from a modest background. Born to a poor Muslim family. Abbas's father owned a tire repair shop, his mom, Biwi, was keen to get Tyrewala a good education in order to help him achieve.




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  1. ^ "Abbas Tyrewala". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Abbas Tyrewala: Awards". Internet Movie Database.

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