Anshai Lal

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Anshai Lal
Nationality Indian
Occupation director
Years active 2005–present

Anshai Lal is an Indian film director working in Hindi films since 2006. His directorial debut Phillauri, starring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma released on 24 March 2017.[1]


Anshai Lal started his career as a model in Mumbai and then went on to become an assistant director to Saket Chaudhary for the box office success Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), followed by Shimit Amin for the Indian sports film Chak De! India (2007). Anshai has also assisted for Dostana (2008), Housefull (2010)[2] and Himmatwala (2013).

Anshai made his debut as a director with Phillauri, a romantic comedy set in Phillaur, Punjab. The film released worldwide on 24 March 2017.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Anshai completed his schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and graduation in Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication from Indraprastha University.


As Assistant Director[edit]

Year Title Director
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects Saket Chaudhary
2007 Chak De! India Shimit Amin
2008 Dostana Tarun Mansukhani
2010 Housefull Sajid Khan
2013 Himmatwala Sajid Khan

As Director[edit]

Year Title Release Date Production House
2017 Phillauri 24 March Clean Slate Films
Fox Star Studios


  1. ^ "'Phillauri' to release on March 31, 2017". Business Standard. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Anushka Sharma's Phillauri To Go On Floors This Baisakhi!". Pinkvilla. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "For Anushka Sharma, success lies in being versatile actor". The Indian Express. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Anushka Sharma looks graceful in Phillauri's new still". Deccan Chronicle. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.

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