|Born||October 28, 1974|
Dheeraj Rattan is an Indian writer and director, best known for his work in the movies Jatt & Juliet, Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 and Singh vs Kaur, among several other blockbusters from the Punjabi film industry. He is credited with being one of the talents who played a key role in taking Punjabi cinema to greater heights in the past decade. He is a leading, sought-after writer and director, widely appreciated and recognized for bringing a different style of storytelling to Punjabi cinema with stories.
After a stint as an Assistant Director in Bollywood in 2007, Rattan established his career as a screenplay and story writer with the films Mumbai Salsa and Haal-e-Dil. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked with Vikram Bhatt on three successive movies in the horror, mystery and thriller genres, namely 1920, Shaapit and Phhir. He simultaneously made his screenplay and dialogue writing debut in the Punjabi film industry with the movie Mel Karade Rabba, starring Jimmy Shergill, Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa, which went on to become the biggest Punjabi hit of that time, with the highest opening day, weekend and week collections for any Punjabi film at the time of its release. It collected Rs 1.95 cr in Punjab alone in its opening week. Since then, Rattan has written several critically acclaimed and commercially successful blockbusters in Punjabi cinema, including Jatt & Juliet 1 & 2, Best of Luck and Romeo Ranjha. In addition to writing their scripts, with the films Saadi Love Story and Ishq Garaari, he also made his directorial debut, which was widely received with appreciation and positive responses from critics and masses alike. His film Shareek, released in October 2015, is a hit family drama directed by Navaniat Singh, starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Guggu Gill, produced under the banner of Ohri Productions and Green Planet Productions. His last release Ambarsariya, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Lauren Gottlieb was a blockbuster hit in India and abroad.
|Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua||2018||Writer|
|Welcome To New York||2018||Writer|
|Sardaar Ji 2||2016||Writer|
|Ishq Garaari||2013||Writer & Director|
|Best of Luck||2013||Writer|
|Jatt & Juliet 2||2013||Writer|
|Singh vs Kaur||2013||Writer|
|Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||2013||Writer|
|Saadi Love Story||2013||Writer & Director|
|Jatt & Juliet||2012||Writer|
|Taur Mitran Di||2012||Writer|
|Phhir||2011||Screenplay writer & Asst Director|
|Jihne Mera Dil Luteya||2011||Writer|
|Mel Karade Rabba||2010||Screenplay & Dialogue writer|
|Aagey Se Right||2009||Additional Screenplay|
|Haal-e-Dil||2008||Screenplay & Story writer|
|Mumbai Salsa||2007||Additional screenplay|
|Police Force: An Inside Story||2004||Asst Director|
- "A chat with Dheeraj Rattan". PunjabiPortal.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- Trade News Network. "Top Punjabi Film Opening Weeks". Box Office India.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013.[permanent dead link]