Anuraadha Tewari

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Anuraadha Tewari
Anuraadha Tewari with Kareena.jpg
Auraadha Tewari with Kareena Kapoor
Born (1971-08-11) 11 August 1971 (age 45)
Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1996 – present

Anuraadha Tewari also known as Anuradha Tiwari (born 11 August 1971) is a Mumbai-based Indian writer and film director, working for the last 18 years in the Hindi film industry and most known for co-writing screenplay of films like, Fashion (2008), Jail (2010),[1][2] and Heroine (2012). Fashion won her a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Screenplay as well nominations in the Screen and IIFA awards that year. The Film went on to win 2 National Awards for its leading ladies ie Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut.



ISC, Welham Girls' School, [ Topper, ISC Commerce B Com (Hons)Ly Shri Ram College, New Delhi President, Students Union MA Mass Communication MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Topper, the Class of '95.


With a Masters Degree and a Gold Medal in Film Direction from the prestigious Film School of Jamia, Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Anuraadha began her career as a Chief Assistant to Mahesh Bhatt and worked with him on 3 Films followed by a long stint as an independent Writer Director for Anupam Kher's Media based Company and was acknowledged as the youngest Director in India at the time by the mainstream Press for having directed some path breaking shows and events for TV. Thereafter, she has worked as the Supervising Producer of Channel V, the CEO of a Cinema based portal by the Walchand group, the Creative Business Strategist for Astral Star Asia as well Vogue Entertainment, ending her corporate stint with the role of the National Creative Director, Crest Communications. Getting back to pure creatives in 2002,she worked As a Story – Screenplay Writer on Prakash Jha's 'Rahul', 'Yaadein' by Subhash Ghai and 'Supari' by Padam Kumar. Starting in 2004, she has written 12 successful Television Shows ending with 'Seven' a 26 part super hero series for Yashraj Films currently being aired on Sony, followed by the story and screenplay of the award winning 'Fashion' (2008) 'Jail' and Heroine (2012) all 3 directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. She is currently a Story Consultant for a popular Production House, a Producer of some upcoming TV Shows and working on her Debut Film as a Writer-Director for a prestigious Banner of Bollywood.


Chief Assistant Director to Mahesh Bhatt ‘Papa Kehte Hain’

Story Screenplay Writer ‘Rahul’ Directed by Prakash Jha

Story Screenplay Writer ‘Fashion’ Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar

Story Screenplay Writer ‘Jail’ Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar

Story Screenplay Writer ‘Heroine’ Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar [3]

Story Screenplay Writer Tenzing: The Biopic (Under Development)


Creative Consultant 4 Lions Films

"Creative Producer" Gaanja Studios

Story – Screenplay Writer


Writer-Director ‘A Silent Love Story’ India's First Silent Comedy Star Plus

Writer-Director ‘Kirron Kher Today’ A Talk Show on Taboo Topics Star Plus

Writer-Director ‘Take Off’ India's First Live Action Animation Series Sony

Writer-Director ‘Good Shot’ A Film Magazine Show for Television Sony


Creative Director & Copywriter Kiah Diamond Jewelry TVC (For Sushmita Sen's Production)

Writer –Director Special Promos for 'Viruddh' the film Star TV, AB Corp and Satyajeet Movies

As Creative Director / Head of Programming[edit]

  • Anupam Kher's Media Entertainment Co.

Apart from Writing and Directing her own shows on TV Was responsible for launching and supervising 9 Shows On Star Plus, Sony, Zee as well as DD 1.

  • Vogue Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Set up the Creative Strategy of the Co. as well as launched its maiden venture 'Tere Liye' directed by Sanjay Gadhvi

  • Channel V

As Supervising Producer was responsible for several teams of Producers, Assistant Producers and Production Executives. Was creatively responsible for 7 Shows on air

  • The Walchand Group

CEO, – a sister concern of Was responsible for setting up the co., creating manpower resources, creating creative strategy as well as content with eth additional responsibility of Marketing and PR.

  • Crest Communications Ltd.

As National Creative Director was responsible for setting up the Films and TV Division in Crest Bombay, New Delhi as well Singapore

  • Astral Star, Malaysia

Set up the India Branch of the Malaysian Co. which deals with Film Acquisition as well as Co-Production


Director, Lata Mangeshkar Live in Concert – the First, 1997

Director, The 3rd Screen Awards, 1998

Director, The 7th Zee Cine Awards, 2001

Writer Director, Filmfare Awards A series of Curtain Raisers on its Golden Jubilee, 2005

Writer-Director, Indian Idol Special, Singers in Aid of Tsunami Relief, 2006

Writer-Director, The Holi Concert for Sony, 2006

Writer Director, Zee Diwaali Dhamaaka Zee 2006

Writer Director, Aap Jaisa Koi Awards, A 10 episode Award Series on Sony, 2006

Additional Experience[edit]

Guest Lecturer, NID, Ahmedabad

Guest Lecturer, EMRC Pune

Guest Lecturer, XIC Bombay

Guest Lecturer The Writers' Workshop Bombay

Special Correspondent, Zee Premier Magazine, Bombay

Columnist, The Middles Section, Times of India, New Delhi

Columnist, The Sun Magazine, New Delhi

Writer-Producer-Radio Jockey AIR FM, New Delhi



  1. ^ "Clutching at stardust". Business Line. Anuradha Tiwari.. the writer who has penned the screenplay of popular films like Fashion and Jail. 
  2. ^ "Slights, chimera, redemption: Anuradha Tiwari: Writer/Director". DNA. 5 November 2005. 
  3. ^ "Heroine cannot be pulled off by a pregnant actor". The Times of India. 
  4. ^ "Anuraadha Tewari". Film Writers' Association. [dead link]

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