Nilesh Girkar

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Nilesh Dashrath Girkar is a Mumbai-based Indian scriptwriter who works for Bollywood and Tollywood films. He started his career writing for Ram Gopal Varma's Agyaat (2009). He has also written Ram Gopal Varma’s Department (2012) featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati; and Nana Patekar’s much-awaited film Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2015).

Initial Years[edit]

Born and brought up in Mumbai in a middle-class family, he was an avid Bollywood film buff since childhood. After graduating in Physics from the University of Mumbai, he worked as a Quality Assurance in one of Mumbai’s leading Medical Transcription BPO’s for few years before quitting his job in 2008. Meeting Boman Irani on the sets of ‘Bollywood Ka Boss’ Filmy Gyan Quiz Show in 2008 set the tone to follow his dreams and give screenplay writing a shot at.

Before turning full-fledged scriptwriter he had assisted eminent writer/director from Marathi Theater Devendra Pem for around 2 years and worked on his theatrical play Lali-Lila (a Marathi/Gujarati/Hindi comedy play on Siamese twin sisters). He also worked as an actor, back stage, and in various capacities in Marathi Theater for few of his one-act plays. It’s true, you don’t choose your passion, your passion chooses you.

In fact he penned his first script while in office during his tedious medical transcriptionist days. On the basis of that script, he got his first break at RGV’s Dreamforce Enterprise with Agyaat in 2009.


Film Status Year Contribution
1. Sarkar_3 Released 2017 Story
2. Ab Tak Chhappan 2 Released 2015 Story, Screenplay, & Dialogue
3. Department (film) Released 2012 Story, Screenplay, & Dialogue
4. Dongala Mutha (Telugu) Released 2011 Story, Screenplay
5. Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju (Telugu) Released 2011 Story, Screenplay
6. Agyaat Released 2009 Written By

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