Jamalpur, Bihar, India
|Alma mater||Aligarh Muslim University|
|Years active||1993–present[clarification needed]|
Anubhav Sinha is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who works in Hindi films. He is notable for movies like Ra.One (2011), Tum Bin (2001), Dus (2005), Mulk (2018), Article 15 (2019), Thappad (2020) and Bheed (2023).
Early and personal life
Sinha was born in Jamalpur, Bihar to Prem Govind Sinha and Sushila Sinha. He went to school in Kalagarh, Garhwal, Government Inter College, Allahabad and Queen's College, Varanasi. Sinha completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from The Aligarh Muslim University in 1987.
His wife Ratnaa Sinha is also a director who debuted with the 2017 film Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana starring Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda.
His brother Anupam sinha is also a director who is known for his film Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart starring Aftab Shivdasani and Shriya Saran.
Sinha worked for two years in New Delhi as a theatre artist before moving to Mumbai on 4 December 1990. He worked as an assistant director to Pankaj Parashar until 1994 before branching out as an independent director for television for Zee TV. He was noticed for his work on Shikast, the flagship show of the TV network in Mumbai. This was followed by the TV show Sea Hawks for UTV. Sea Hawks was the number one show for 35 weeks across all networks. 72 episodes later, he turned to directing music videos.
In 2000, he left working on music videos to start his first feature film Tum Bin. It starred Priyanshu Chatterjee, Sandali Sinha, Himanshu Malik and Raqesh Vashisth. It went on to become a major box-office success and has gained a cult status over the years.
Sinha's second feature Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai starred Priyanshu Chatterjee and Sakshi Shivanand. His third film, the multi-starrer Dus, was the eighth highest grossing film of the year 2005. This was followed by Tathastu (2006) and Cash (2007).
Before directing and producing Tum Bin II and Mulk, Sinha directed Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer superhero film, Ra.One for which he wrote the script as well along with Kanika Dhillon.
In 2019, Sinha produced and directed Article 15 under his production house Benaras Media Works with Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. The film is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which is about prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. The film generally received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success.
In 2020, Sinha helmed Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu, which released on 28 February 2020, and received highly positive reviews from critics, but was an average success at the box-office.
Sinha is also the founder and owner of Benaras Media Works, the production company which he established in 2012 to produce his films and television projects.
|2003||Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai||Yes||Yes||No|
|2014||Gulaab Gang||No||No||Yes||Directed by Soumik Sen|
|Zid||No||No||Yes||Directed by Vivek Agnihotri|
|2016||Tum Bin 2||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Middle Class Love||No||No||Yes||Directed by Ratnaa Sinha|
|2023||Faraaz||No||No||Yes||Directed by Hansal Mehta |
|Afwaah||No||No||Yes||Directed by Sudhir Mishra |
|2024||Bachpan Ka Pyaar||No||No||Yes||Directed by Apurva Dhar Badgaiyan|
|Swaha||No||No||Yes||Directed by Sudhir Mishra|
|Be Positive||Yes||Yes||Yes||Anthology Film |
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
Awards and nominations
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- ^ "Tum Bin managed to beat Amitabh Bachchan's Aks due to good word of mouth". Bollywoodlife. Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
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- ^ "Hansal Mehta completes filming for 'Faraaz'". The New Indian Express. 15 August 2021. Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
- ^ "Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar kick off Lucknow schedule of Bheed with Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha". Bollywood Hungama. 17 December 2021. Archived from the original on 18 December 2021. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
- ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar to star in Sudhir Mishra's thriller Afwaah". The Indian Express. 17 February 2022. Archived from the original on 22 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
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- ^ "IIFA Awards 2020: From Gully Boy to Kabir Singh, here's full nomination list". Newsd.in. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- ^ "IIFA 2022 Nominations: Shershaah takes the lead with 12 Nominations, Ludo and 83 emerge as strong contenders; check out the complete list". 1 April 2022. Archived from the original on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
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- ^ Morani, Aly; Morani, Karim; Morani, Mohomed; Nadiadwala, Mazhar; Soorma, Neelam (31 December 2018). "A Star-studded Night". Star Screen Awards. Star Plus. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.