Vijay Krishna Acharya

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Vijay Krishna Acharya, pictured in 2017

Vijay Krishna Acharya a.k.a. Victor or Viktor Acharya (born 1968), is an Indian dialogue, screenplay, story writer and lyricist. He is known as the writer for all three films of the Dhoom franchise, especially the third instalment Dhoom 3 which he directed. He currently works under the Yash Raj banner, which is one of the popular Bollywood production houses.

Early life and education[edit]

He attended Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur. He is an English Literature graduate from Kirori Mal College, Delhi.

When he came to Mumbai, his first assignment in Bollywood was to assist Kundan Shah on Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.

He loves the works of Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen and Patrice Leconte.[1]

He is currently working with actors Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jackie Shroff, & Shashank Arora on the movie Thugs of Hindostan which is adaptation of the 1839 Novel "Confessions of a Thug". The movie is slated for 2018 Diwali release.


Year Film Role
2004 Dhoom Dialogue, screenplay and story writer
2005 Bluffmaster! Lyricist of the song "Daard"
2006 Dhoom 2 Dialogue and screenplay writer
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects Dialogue writer
2007 Guru Dialogue writer
2008 Tashan Lyricist of the songs "Bachchan Pande Ka Tashan", "Bhaiyyaji Ka Tashan", "Jimmy Ka Tashan" and "Pooja Ka Tashan"; dialogue, screenplay and story writer and director
2010 Raavan Dialogue writer
2013 Dhoom 3 Dialogue, screenplay, lyricist, story writer and director
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Dialogue, screenplay, lyricist, story writer, and director

TV shows[edit]

His first independent spoof was Channel Mast on VI TV, by the late director Sudhanshu Mishra. His other spoofs include Ramkhilavan CM and Family, Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai and Krishna Sharma CA, which later gave shape to Krishna Arjun.[2] He has written scripts for and directed Hindi shows including Just Mohabbat, Life Nahin Hai Laddoo, Son Pari, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin.


  1. ^ "Vijay Krishna Acharya: Excerpts from an interview". Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Vijay Krishna Acharya". India Today. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 

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