Anand Tiwari

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Anand Tiwari
Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta, Kunal Khemu Promotions of 'Go Goa Gone' in association with Volkswagen 04.jpg
From left to right: Anand Tiwari, Puja Gupta and Kunal Khemu during the promotion of Go Goa Gone
  • Actor
  • director
Years active2008–present

Anand Tiwari is a noted Indian film actor, stage actor and director known for his roles in films like Kites (2010), Udaan (2010), Aisha (2010), and Go Goa Gone (2013).[1][2] As a stage actor, he is best known for his role of a "lamp post" in Rage Productions' One on One (2010).[3]

He is the co-founder of the theatre company FAT Productions in Mumbai. Tiwari made his feature-length directorial debut with Netflix's Love per Square Foot in 2018.

Early life and background[edit]

Tiwari grew up in a family of doctors, in Matunga, Mumbai. He started acting in small roles in Marathi theatre in the local Ganpati and Navratri festivals. He frequented Shivaji Mandir in Dadar to watch plays, and also started attending summer acting workshops at his school.[3] Subsequently, he completed his bachelor's in mass media, with a major in advertising, from the University of Mumbai in 2004.[4]


Directing career[edit]

Tiwari has worked as assistant director for Anurag Basu's film Barfi! (2012)[5] and worked with Ramesh Sippy Entertainment, Sai Paranjpye Films. He has also worked as assistant co-ordinator and director with Cogito TV and Cyclops Films and Video.[4]

He directed the 2018 film Love Per Square Foot[6] and will direct the upcoming movie Ticket to Bollywood. Both films star Vicky Kaushal.

In 2020, he directed the web series Bandish Bandits which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from August 2020.[7][8]

Acting career[edit]

Tiwari has acted in television commercials for brands like GNIIT, Citibank Privilege Card, Jet Airways,, Tanishq, Tata ACE Zip, DISH TV, Bagpiper and Tata Tea popular Jaagore campaign in 2010.[9][10]

Tiwari has been a stage actor in Mumbai, for many years now, working in plays like Dreams of Taleem directed by Sunil Shanbag, AkVarious production of All About My Mother, and Rage Theatre's One On One (2010).[4][5][11]

Over the years, Tiwari has acted in Bollywood films like Udaan (2010), Kites (2010) and Go Goa Gone (2013).

In 2010, he portrayed Saurabh Lamba in Aisha, an ensemble romantic comedy-drama directed by Rajshree Ojha, co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Amrita Puri, Arunoday Singh and Lisa Haydon. He portrayed Saurabh Lamba, the love-interest of Puri's character, Shefali Thakur.

He acted in Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and also created the buzz when he had bagged a character role in the Hollywood film Fair Game (2010), which starred Naomi Watts and was an official entry at the Cannes Film Festival.[1][9]



Film Role Year
R(evolution) Feroz 2008
Mumbai Meri Jaan Drug Addict Boy 2008
Slumdog Millionaire Newsreader 2008
The President Is Coming Kapil Dev Dholakia 2009
Udaan Apu 2010
Fair Game Hafiz 2010
Kites Robin 2010
Aisha Saurabh Lamba 2010
The Film Emotional Atyachar Hiten Sardesai 2010
Jo Dooba So Paar: It's Love in Bihar! Kishu 2011
Go Goa Gone Bunny 2012
What the Fish Neerav 2013
Dishkiyaoon Rocky 2014
Finding Fanny 2014
Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein Dips 2014
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Ajit Banerjee 2015
Chhapaak Bajaj's Husband 2020


Film Role Year
The President Is Coming Assistant Director 2008
Barfi! Assistant Director 2012
Neighbours (Short) Director 2012
Haircut (Short) Director 2013
Love per Square Foot Director 2018[6]
Ticket to Bollywood Director 2020
Bandish Bandits (Web-Series) Director 2020


Year Film Actor Director Producer Writer Notes
2015 Bang Baaja Baarat Yes doctor Yes No Yes Web series[12]
Sumit Sambhal Lega Namit No No No
2016 sex chat with pappu and papa papa No No No Web series
2018 Gabru: Hip Hop Ke Shehzaade No No Yes No [13]
2020 Bandish Bandits No Yes No No Web series[14]


  1. ^ a b Patel, Nidhin (31 October 2011). "Working with Naomi was amazing: Anand Tiwari". The Times of India.
  2. ^ Borah, Prabalika M. (9 May 2013). "Anand's short trip". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "New Order: Time Out profiles 25 actors under the age of 35 who are lighting up the Mumbai stage". Time Out Mumbai. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Anand Tiwari's Biography". Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b Borah, Prabalika M. (28 July 2011). "Stage, screen and cricket". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Love Per Square Foot: Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar talk about love of convenience". Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Amazon Prime announces new Indian original series Bandish Bandits, featuring soundtrack by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy". Hindustan Times. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  8. ^ Rawat, Kshitij (13 July 2020). "Amazon Prime Video series Bandish Bandits to stream from August 4". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Foreign Agent". Indian Express. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Who's That - Anand Tiwari: Setting the stage". afaqs!. 19 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  11. ^ "INTERVIEW: Anand Tiwari - Stage Impressions". FilmImpressions. February 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Bang Baaja Baaraat review: YRF's new web series can give rom-coms a run for their money". 5 November 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  13. ^ "'Gabru' is a part of Discovery Jeet's launch programming". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Amazon series 'Bandish Bandits' to stream from August 4". New Indian Express. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.

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