Vikramaditya Motwane, 2010
6 December 1976|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter|
Vikramaditya Motwane (born 6 December 1976) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard’ category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards. His second film was Lootera, a big-budget Bollywood period romance, released on 5 July 2013. His third film was Trapped, a survival drama starring Rajkummar Rao, released theatrically on 17 March 2017. His fourth film was Bhavesh joshi , released theatrically on June 1 2018.
Life and career
Motwane was a long-time assistant of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and collaborated with Bhansali on the films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002). He directed the song sequences in Anurag Kashyap's unreleased film Paanch (2003) and was Choreographer on Deepa Mehta's Academy Award-nominated film Water (2005).
Motwane released his debut feature film, entitled Udaan (2010), for Anurag Kashyap's production house, Anurag Kashyap Films, on 16 July 2010., which won seven Filmfare awards including Filmfare critics award for best movie and also won him the Best Director Award at the 2011 Star Screen Awards.
Motwane's second film, a period romance called Lootera, was released on 5 July 2013.
Motwane's third film was a survival drama called Trapped. The film had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival on October 26, 2016, where it was praised and received a Standing ovation. The film was released theatrically on March 17, 2017 to universal critical acclaim. The movie also won the award for 'Best Asian Film' by Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in 2017.
Motwane created American streaming company Netflix's first Indian series 'Sacred Games', based on the novel of the same name by Vikram Chandra and directed it along with Anurag Kashyap. The series was met with critical acclaim and Netflix has commissioned a second season for it. 
|2007||Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Yes|
|2014||Hasee Toh Phasee||Yes|
|2016||Wrong Side Raju||Yes|
|2016||Raman Raghav 2.0||Yes|
|2018||Sacred Games||Yes||Yes||Netflix series|
|2014||National Film Awards||Best Feature Film in Hindi||Queen|
|2011||Filmfare Awards||Best Film - Critics||Udaan|
|2003||IIFA Awards||Best Sound Recording||Devdas|
|2011||Star Screen Awards||Best Director||Udaan|
|2011||Zee Cine Awards||Best Director - Critics||Udaan|
|2011||The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Best Director|
|2014||Stardust Awards||Best Film||Queen|
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