24 June 1970
|Occupation||Producer, director, actor|
|Years active||1983, 1993–present|
|Spouse(s)||Alvira Khan Agnihotri|
Atul Agnihotri is an Indian film producer, director and former actor. He started his Bollywood career as an actor but found success as a producer.
He is best known for his debut film Sir (1993), which emerged as a commercial and critical success. He could not gain much success in his acting career and shifted to direction in 2004. In 2011 he produced Bollywood blockbuster Bodyguard.
Agnihotri's career stretches back to 1983 when he made a brief appearance as a child artist in Pasand Apni Apni. He started his film career as an adult in 1993 with Mahesh Bhatt's Sir. He went on to act in several other films throughout the 1990s and early 2000s with his most notable films being Krantiveer (1994), Aatish (1994) and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002). He made his directorial debut with the 2004 film Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa which starred his brother-in-law Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla, and Preity Zinta in lead roles. In 2007 he started work on his second directorial film Hello which starred his brother-in-law Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar and Sharman Joshi and was released on 10 October 2008.
Atul was born into a Punjabi Brahmin family. Atul is married to Alvira Khan who is scriptwriter Salim Khan's daughter. His brothers-in-law are actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan. His cousin is actress Rati Agnihotri. He has two children - Ayaan and Alizeh.
- Champak Lal ki Shaadi (1983)
- Pasand Apni Apni (1983)
- Sir (9 July 1993) – Karan
- Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993) - Chanda's Brother
- Aatish (17 June 1994) – Avi (Baba's Brother)
- Krantiveer (22 July 1994) – Atul
- Naaraaz (19 August 1994)
- Gunhegar (6 January 1995)
- Veergati (29 September 1995) – Shlok
- Yeshwant (7 February 1997)- John
- Bambai Ka Babu (22 March 1996) – Amit
- Jeevan Yudh (4 March 1997)
- Chachi 420 (19 December 1997)
- Khote Sikkey (1998)
- Yeh Aashiqui Meri (16 January 1998)- Shekhar Choudhry
- Hote Hote Pyaar Ho Gaya (2 July 1999) – Atul (Bunty)
- Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (24 May 2002) – Prashant
- Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) – Man driving red car.
- Sanam Teri Kasam (2009) – Gopal
- Gupta, Priya (12 March 2014). "Salim uncle replaced my father: Atul Agnihotri". Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
- "'May be I am a bit spoilt'". Indian Express. 16 November 1999. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- "Atul Agnihotri hopes to make a mark as a sensitive director". The Hindu. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- Vickey Lalwani (17 May 2003). "No, says Salman to Manjrekar". rediff.com. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- Anita Bora (24 May 2002). "Two's company, three's jealousy". rediff.com. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- "'Hello' is Atul Agnihotri's take on call centre life". Sindh Today. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- "Salman Khan to do a cameo in Atul Agnihotri's next". India Today. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- Biswadeep Ghosh (2004). Hall of fame, Salman Khan. Magna Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7809-249-2.
- "ABOUT ATUL AGNIHOTRI". Oneindia. Retrieved 3 April 2009.