Urmi Juvekar

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Urmi Juvekar
Mumbai, India
OccupationWriter, Director, Producer, Actress
Years active1997-present

Urmi Juvekar is an Indian screenwriter and documentary filmmaker best known for writing the screenplays of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), I Am (2010) and Shanghai (2012).

Early life[edit]

She pursued a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Mumbai University. Post her graduation, she landed her first job with the Xavier's Institute of Communication at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.


Urmi began her career in the entertainment industry as a documentary-film writer and director. With the film Darmiyaan: In Between (1997), directed by Kalpana Lajmi, Urmi made her feature film screenwriting debut. She also made a short film, The Shillong Chamber Choir, based on an Indian chamber choir formed in 2001, popularly known by the name Shillong Chamber Choir.[1] Since then, she has written several acclaimed Indian feature films including Shararat (2002), Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) and I Am (2010),[2] most popularly credited with writing the screenplay for the film Shanghai, which released in 2012 to wide critical and commercial success.[3] Urmi has most recently written the screenplay for the upcoming release Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, an Indian crime thriller film directed by Dibakar Banerjee and co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions.[4]


Film Year Credits
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar 2019 Story and Screenwriter
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! 2015 Screenwriter
Shanghai 2012 Screenwriter[5]
Love Sex aur Dhokha 2010 Creative Producer[6]
I Am 2010 Screenwriter, Dialogue Writer
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! 2008 Screenwriter
Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula 2003 Screenwriter
Shararat 2002 Story


  1. ^ "A special world of music from North-East". The Hindu. 18 July 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/urmi-juvekar-wont-direct-mainstream-film_10081291.html
  3. ^ http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2012/06/07/shanghai-the-story-of-india/
  4. ^ "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!". Yash Raj Films. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ Kamath, Sudhish (9 June 2012). "Shanghai: The plot thickens". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/461697/Love-Sex-Aur-Dhokha/details

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