Pankaj Dubey

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Pankaj Dubey
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Born (1978-07-28) 28 July 1978 (age 40)
Ranchi, India
Language English (Novels and Columns), Hindi (Novels and Columns)
Nationality Indian
Education Bachelors in History (Honors), Bachelor of Laws(Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi), Masters in Applied Communications(Coventry School of Art and Design, West Midlands, England)
Notable works

What A Loser! (English), Loser Kahin Ka! (Hindi), Ishqiyapa, To Hell with Love (English), Ishqiyapa (Hindi)

Love Curry
Notable awards Youth Icon Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Navodit Lekhak Award, Lit-O-Fest Mumbai 2015 for best Hindi fiction for Loser Kahin ka!, Lit-O-Fest Award for Creative Leadership in Jan'2016

Pankaj Dubey (born 28 July 1978) is an Indian Author, screenwriter, Director and Producer from Mumbai. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Delhi University and a Masters in Applied Communications from Coventry School of Art and Design.

Dubey worked for the BBC World Service in London and TV Today Group in New Delhi. He has curated and programmed more than 50 film festivals across India.

He was awarded with the Youth Icon Award for Social Entrepreneurship in Gulbarga, Karnataka in 2010 for initiating India’s first street film festival for children in slums and villages, the Sadak Chhaap Film Festival.

Dubey's debut novel is called What A Loser! in English and Loser kahin ka! in Hindi.[1] He is directing a feature film, What A Loser!, adapted from his novel.

Pankaj Dubey is a Bi-lingual author and writes all his titles in English and Hindi languages. His second set of novel(s) is Ishqiyapa -To Hell With Love (English) and Ishqiyapa (Hindi), both published by Penguin Books India.

Pankaj Dubey has been selected amongst three Asian Authors for the prestigious Writer's Residency in Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui, Seoul, South Korea.

Early life[edit]

Dubey was born in Ranchi in the Indian state of Jharkhand and grew up in Chaibasa where his father was a Professor of English Literature.

He earned a Bachelors in History (Honors) from University of Delhi in 1999. He studied law at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi during 1999-2002, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws. He received a Masters in Applied Communications from Coventry School of Art and Design, West Midlands, England in 2003.

Work[edit]

Pankaj Dubey had a brief background in journalism. He joined BBC World Service in London as a Presenter/Journalist in 2003.

Pankaj Dubey debuted as a novelist with What A Loser! in English and Loser kahin ka! in Hindi in 2014. Both titles were National Bestsellers as per Neilsen’s Bestseller List declared on 14 February 2014 and 7 March 20.[citation needed] His second novel Ishqiyapa: To Hell with Love was published by penguin books india. on 17 September 2015.

Dubey Produced Geelee (Wet Dreams)[2] The film was Directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra. (2013) He worked as Script and Continuity Supervisor for Disney UTV’s 2013 Ghanchakkar, Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. He worked as Script Supervisor in Chauranga Directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra.[3]

Dubey produced Naach Ganesh (Dance of Ganesha), Directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, again under Sadak Chhaap Films. The film premiered at Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, in 2011.

Dubey has curated more than 50 film festivals across India including "Pravasi Film Festival" andJagran Film Festival in 2010 and 2011.

Dubey founded a social organization called Society for the Promotion and Inculcation of Human Aspirations (SPRIHA) to work in the area of ‘Empathy Building’ in children by ‘igniting their imagination’ with the help of various media tools in 2002.

Recognition[edit]

Dubey won the Youth Icon Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010 in Gulbarga, Karnataka for initiating ‘Sadak Chhaap Film Festival’, India’s First Street Film Festival for Children in Slums and Villages.

Pankaj Dubey received award from Lit-O-Fest Mumbai 2015 for the Best Hindi fiction for his book Loser Kahin ka!

Navodit Lekhak Award by Hindi Akademi, Government of Delhi in 2002 for his story, Mukhauta.

Pankaj Dubey has been awarded with the Lit-O-Fest Award for Creative Leadership in Jan'2016. This Award has been conferred to him in recognition of his efforts to increase readership in the hinterland by taking his Book Tour (Ishqiyapa Express) to 20 small towns and cities in India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What a Loser!". Penguin Books India. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Pankaj Dubey on IMDb
  3. ^ Webonautics. "Cast / Crew". Anticlock Films. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

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