Gaurav Solanki (writer)

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Gaurav Solanki (born 1986) is an Indian fiction writer, poet, screenwriter and lyricist.[1]He has written songs for Ugly, Daas Dev and Veere Di Wedding. In 2012, He was awarded Jnanpeeth's Navlekhan Puraskar which he refused to accept. [2] He has written much acclaimed film Article 15.

Early life and education[edit]

Gaurav Solanki was born in Meerut (U.P.) and grew up in Sangaria (Rajasthan). He graduated from IIT Roorkee.[3][1]


His first break in films was Anurag Kashyap's Ugly (2014) for which he wrote lyrics. Kashyap has bought the rights of his story 'Hisar mein Hahakar' as well.[4] Solanki has written songs for Daas Dev (2018) and Veere Di Wedding (2018) too. [3] His screenplay 'Nisaar' was selected for Drishyam Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, 2016. [5] In 2019, he wrote Article 15 which got him huge acclaim.


Gaurav Solanki's first short-story collection 'Gyrahvin-A ke Ladke' was released in Jaipur Literature Festival, 2018.[6] It was among top 3 Hindi Books in the Dainik Jagran Nielsen Bookscan Bestseller list in its first quarter.[7]



  1. ^ a b "Gaurav Solanki | Jaipur Literature Festival". Jaipur Literature Festival.
  2. ^ "Jnanpeeth rejects 'vulgar' stories, writers unite in protest".
  3. ^ a b "'फिल्मों में सिर्फ गाने लिखने से काम चलना मुश्किल है'".
  4. ^ "For the first time a blog will be adapted into a full-fledged film".
  5. ^ "Writers and Creative Advisors Selected for Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in Udaipur, India April 4-8".
  6. ^ "Gaurav Solanki's Book Launch".
  7. ^ "Dainik Hindi Bestseller".