Atul Agnihotri

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Atul Agnihotri
Born Atul Agnihotri
(1970-07-08) 8 July 1970 (age 46)
Delhi, India[1]
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Punjabi
Occupation Producer, director, actor
Years active 1983, 1993–present
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Alvira Khan Agnihotri
Children Alizeh Agnihotri
Ayaan Agnihotri

Atul Agnihotri is an Indian film actor, producer, and director.[2] 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 went on to act in several other films throughout the 1990s and early 2000s with his most notable hits being Krantiveer (1994), Naaraz (1994), Aatish (1994), Chachi 420 (1997), Yeshwant (1997), and Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002).[3] [4] 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.[5] After failing to become a lead actor and being restricted to supporting and second lead roles, 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.[2]

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.[6] Atul's 1st release of 2014, Jai Ho entered 100 crore club. O Teri was his 2nd release of 2014, starring Pulkit Samrat and Sarah Jane Dias, and directed by debutant Umesh Bhisht. [7]

Personal life[edit]

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.[8] His cousin is actress Rati Agnihotri. He has two children - Ayaan and Alizeh.[9]


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  1. ^ Gupta, Priya (12 March 2014). "Salim uncle replaced my father: Atul Agnihotri". Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Atul Agnihotri hopes to make a mark as a sensitive director". The Hindu. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Vickey Lalwani (17 May 2003). "No, says Salman to Manjrekar". Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Anita Bora (24 May 2002). "Two's company, three's jealousy". Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "'May be I am a bit spoilt'". Indian Express. 16 November 1999. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "'Hello' is Atul Agnihotri's take on call centre life". Sindh Today. 6 October 2008. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Salman Khan to do a cameo in Atul Agnihotri's next". India Today. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Biswadeep Ghosh (2004). Hall of fame, Salman Khan. Magna Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7809-249-2. 
  9. ^ "ABOUT ATUL AGNIHOTRI". Oneindia. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 

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