Punit Malhotra

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Punit Malhotra
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Punit Malhotra at Shahid Kapoor's Birthday (2011) Bash
Born (1982-05-13) 13 May 1982 (age 35)
Bandra, Mumbai, India
Occupation director, writer, model
Years active 2001–present

Punit Malhotra (born 13 May 1982) is an Indian film director who works in Hindi cinema.[1] His first film, I Hate Luv Storys,[2] released on 2 July 2010. He is the nephew of famous Indian designer, Manish Malhotra. Manish was the costume designer for I Hate Luv Storys starring Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan.

Early life[edit]

Punit Malhotra was born on 13 May 1982. He was born in Bandra in the state of Maharashtra in India to a Punjabi family.[3]


Malhotra worked as an assistant director on Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Amol Palekar's Paheli (2005) and Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana (2008). Finally he made his debut as an director with I Hate Luv Storys (2010), which he also wrote.

Malhotra's last movie was Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, produced under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, starring Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan who were earlier paired in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.[4]



Year Film Producer
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Karan Johar
Ronnie Screwvala
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Karan Johar


Year Film Notes
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Directorial debut
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

Assistant Director[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Karan Johar
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Nikhil Advani
2005 Paheli Amol Palekar
2008 Dostana Tarun Mansukhani


Year Film Notes
2009 Unnoticed Love[5] Short film


  1. ^ Punit Malhotra on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "I Hate Love Storys: Punit Malhotra debuts as director". Merinews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "I hate God and the fact that people believe in God: Punit Malhotra". The Times of India. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Kotwani, Hiren (2 October 2012). "Kareena's on a month long shaadi break". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Short Film – Unnoticed Love". YouTube. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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