Shagufta Rafique

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Shagufta Rafique
Born20 September 1965[citation needed]
NationalityIndian
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, Director
Years active2006 - Present[citation needed]

Shagufta Rafique is an Indian film screen-writer and film director.[1]

Biography[edit]

Shagufta was an adopted child. Her parents are unknown.[citation needed] Her foster mother was in a relationship with a Kolkata based businessman, who left his second family unsupported after his death. His sudden death brought the family into poverty and Shagufta had to start supporting family at a young age of 11 by dancing at private parties.[citation needed] Her mother also trained her as a classical dancer. Aged 17, Rafique married a wealthy man to get some financial stability in her life, however, the union did not work well.[citation needed]. She finally broke up and turned to prostitution, before going on to work as a bar dancer to make a living.[citation needed] As a bar dancer she worked in Bombay before moving to Dubai.[citation needed] At the age of 25, one of her Pakistani fans who was 20 years her senior offered to marry her and Shagufta agreed, and he died before the marriage could happen.[citation needed]. This led her to writing, and she became a storyteller.[2]

Shagufta initially joined Mahesh Bhatt's production company, Vishesh Films, where she wrote eleven films. After working for many films as a writer and screenwriter, she made her directorial debut with the Bengali action thriller film, Mon Jaane Na which was released on Holi 2019.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Bengali[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language Director Story Screenplay Dialogues
2019 Mon Jaane Na Bengali Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hindi[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language Director Story Screenplay Dialogues
2006 Woh Lamhe Hindi Yes Yes
2007 Awarapan Yes Yes
Dhokha Yes Yes
Showbiz Yes
2009 Raaz – The Mystery Continues Yes Yes
Jashnn – The Music Within Yes Yes
2010 Kajraare Yes
2011 Murder 2 Yes Yes
2012 Jannat 2 Yes Yes
Jism 2 Yes
Raaz 3D Yes Yes Yes
2013 Aashiqui 2 Yes
Ankur Arora Murder Case Yes
2015 Mr. X Yes Yes
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani Hindi Yes
Alone Yes
n/a Dushman Punjabi Yes Yes
2017-18 Tu Aashiqui Hindi TV show on Colors TV Concept and Broadstory

Telugu[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Language Director Story Screenplay Dialogues
2014 Nee Jathaga Nenundali Telugu Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhatt Camp Writer Shagufta Rafique To Turn Director". Yahoo!. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  2. ^ "From bar dancer to Bollywood scriptwriter". 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Writer Shagufta Rafique wants Emraan Hashmi or Ajay Devgn for her action thriller". Hindustan Times. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Shagufta Rafique on her directorial debut "Mon Jaane Na"". Calcutta Times. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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