Abhishek Chaubey

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Abhishek Chaubey
Abhishek Chaubey.jpg
Born (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 44)
NationalityIndian
Alma materHindu College, University of Delhi
Occupationdirector, screenwriter, producer
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Chetana Kowshik
(m. 2017)

Abhishek Chaubey (born 30 March 1977) is an Indian filmmaker.

Early life[edit]

Abhishek Chaubey was born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh to Anand Mohan Chaubey and Sheela Chaubey. He spent his early childhood and adolescence in Jamshedpur, Patna and Ranchi. He completed his 10th standard from St. Xavier's School, Ranchi in the year 1993, completed 12th from Siva Sivani Public School, Hyderabad in the year 1995, and then did his graduation in English literature from Hindu College, New Delhi in the year 1998. Moving to Mumbai, he did a course in Film & Television Production from Xavier Institute of Communications before taking a headlong plunge in the world of Hindi films.[1]

Career[edit]

He began his career as an associate director and co-writer to Vishal Bhardwaj for his debut Makdee (2002). He went on to assist him in his subsequent films, and most notably co-wrote Vishal's trendsetting Omkara (2006) and Kaminey (2009).

Abhishek's directorial debut, the dark comedy Ishqiya (2010) and its sequel Dedh Ishqiya (2014), both starring Naseeruddin Shah received rave reviews.

His following film, Udta Punjab (2016), highlighted the heroin epidemic in Punjab and was released to critical acclaim.

He made his debut as a producer with Konkona Sen Sharma's A Death in the Gunj [2] (2016), which premiered at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. Currently, he is working on his next project.

His next directorial venture Sonchiriya (2019) presented a rooted tale set in Chambal and released to positive reviews from critics. It won Critics Award for Best Film at the 65th Filmfare Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
2002 Makdee Assistant director
2003 Maqbool
2005 The Blue Umbrella Yes
2006 Omkara Yes
2007 Blood Brothers Yes
2009 Kaminey Yes
2010 Ishqiya Yes
2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola Yes
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Yes
2016 Udta Punjab Yes
A Death in the Gunj Yes
2019 Sonchiriya Yes Yes
2020 Raat Akeli Hai Yes
2021 Ray Yes Segment - "Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2007 8th IIFA Awards Best Screenplay (with Vishal Bharadwaj) Omkara Nominated [3]
2011 12th IIFA Awards Best Story Ishqiya Nominated [4]
Best Screenplay (with Vishal Bhardwaj and Sabrina Dhawan) Nominated
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Story Nominated [5]
Best Screenplay (with Vishal Bhardwaj and Sabrina Dhawan) Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Debut Director Nominated [6]
Stardust Awards Best Director – Thriller or Action Nominated [7]
Hottest New Director Nominated
Zee Cine Awards 2011 Most Promising Debut Director Nominated [8]
2017 62nd Filmfare Awards Best Director Udta Punjab Nominated [9]
18th IIFA Awards Best Director Nominated [10]
Stardust Awards Best Story (with Sudip Sharma) Nominated [11]
[12]
Best Screenplay (with Sudip Sharma) Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Director Nominated [13]
Best Story (with Sudip Sharma) Nominated
2020 65th Filmfare Awards Best Film (Critics) Sonchiriya Won [14]
[15]
Best Story (with Sudip Sharma) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Graduate". The Indian Express. 26 August 2009. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. ..32-year-old...
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XliKkuxa_nA
  3. ^ "Nominees for IIFA Awards 2007". Bollywood Hungama. 4 April 2007. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Nominations for IIFA Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Nominations for 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  6. ^ "17th Star Screen Awards: Nominations screened & selected". The Indian Express. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Nominations of Stardust Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  9. ^ "62nd Filmfare Awards: Here is the full nominations' list". India Today. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  10. ^ "IIFA 2017 Nominations". NDTV. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2016". Bollywood Hungama. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Stardust Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners". NDTV. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2017". Bollywood Hungama. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Nominations for 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020". Filmfare. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Winners for 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020". Filmfare. Retrieved 20 June 2020.

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