Rajiv S. Ruia

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Rajiv S Ruia
Mumbai, India
Occupationdirector, producer, screenwriter
Years active2001–present
Parent(s)Shyam S Ruia
Rani S Ruia

Rajiv S Ruia is an Indian writer and film director.

Early life[edit]

Rajiv was born on 5 August to parents Shyam S Ruia and Rani S Ruia. His native roots are from Rajasthan. However Rajiv was born and brought up in Mumbai. Rajiv studied in Fatima Devi English High School in Mumbai. He did his diploma in Software Engineer and photo designing from S.M. Lal College, Mumbai. With his dream in filmmaking, Rajiv started learning film editing at the age of 16. He joined veteran filmmaker Vijay Reddy & Raman Kumar as an assistant director. He worked with him for 7 years whilst he learnt about film writing and film directing.


Rajiv started his career by working in television. He started his career as an associate director and editor. He also started making music videos and went on to make more than 200 music videos. Rajiv introduced a lot of talented technicians and artists to the film industry. Many of them are well established in the industry today. Rajiv's first super hit film was My Friend Ganesha which was the first composite animation movie to be made in India. The film instantly became favourite among kids. The movie had been telecasted more than thousand times on television. Rajiv went on to make the sequels in My Friend Ganesha 2, My Friend Ganesha 3 and My Friend Ganesha 4 . His other movie was Main Krishna Hoon, with actress Juhi Chawla. The film also had Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in cameo roles..


Rajiv s ruia has got National Award (JAI) for 'My Friend Ganesha' & he received Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award', one of the most prestigious award in India for best Director from the Governor of Maharashtra. He also won NIFF Best International Director award in 2014 and Golden Achiever Award in 2015 for best story and direction. Rajiv also won an award for the movie Flame in 2014.



Film Credit Genre Year
Koi Hai[1] Director, writer Suspense 2001
Mission Mumbai[2] Director, writer Action, patriotic 2004
My Friend Ganesha[3] Director, writer Children movie 2006
My Friend Ganesha2[4] Director, writer Children movie 2008
My Friend Ganesha 3[5] Director, writer Children movie 2010
Main Krishna Hoon[6] Director, writer Children movie 2011
Zindagi 50 50[7] Director, writer, co-Producer Social 2012
Chor Bazaari[8] Director rom-com 2015
Direct Ishq[9] Director drama 2016
Yudh (Marathi) Director, Co-Producer Drama 2016
Saansein Director Romantic horror 2016
Vithal (Marathi) Director / Writer Drama 2018
Mushkil: Fear Behind You Director Romantic horror 2019