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Its My Life, My Journey -Tigmanshu Dhulia

News Helpline | May, 26 2014

Tigmanshu Dhulia is born on 3 July 1967 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, where his father was a judge at the Allahabad High Court and mother was a professor of Sanskrit. He was the youngest of three brothers, one later joined the Navy, while the other became a judge at the Uttarakhand High Court .
 
After graduating in 1986 he took a Master's Degree in Theatre at the National School of Drama in New Delhi, completing the course in 1989. In 1990 he moved to Mumbai where he worked as casting director on the film Bandit Queen, a biopic of Phoolan Devi. Dhulia started his direction career, by assisting Pradip Krishen in Electric Moon(1992) and Ketan Mehta in Sardar (1993). Thereafter he turned to television, thus during the 90s Dhulia directed and produced several television programs

Dhulia's 1999 series Star Bestsellers, a sequence of six 45-minute short stories ("Ek Sham Ki Mulaqat", "Fursat Main", "Hum Saath Saath Hain Kya", "Anekon Hitler", "Musafir", and "Bhawaron Ne Khilaya Phool"), won him popular recognition.

He directed his first feature film, Haasil in 2003, a love story set among politicized students in northern India. The film was critically well received and has gained a cult following. Haasil was nominated for six awards (including best directorial debut) at the Zee Cine Awards, where it won for best screenplay. There after he directed film like Charas: A Joint Operation , Shagird, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Bullet Rajja. He also produce film like Revolver Rani.

Dhulia's film Paan Singh Tomar released on 2 March 2012 and won him wide critical acclaim including National Film Award for Best Feature Film But he is well known for his role as Ramadhir Singh in Anurag Kashyap's acclaimed modern cult film Gangs of Wasseypur

At present he is working on his 3 coming up films which are Milan Talkies, Jai Ramji, Bichhde Sabhi Baari Baari.

Here is an Execlusive Interview with Tigmanshu for ITS MY LIFE, MY JOURNEY

Part -1

Part -2

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