Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre
actor, music director, lyricist, singer, scriptwriter. Mishra grew up
in Gwalior, and went to graduate from National School of Drama, Delhi
in 1986. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi.
Over the next decade, he established himself as a theatre director, actor,
lyricist and singer. He shifted to Mumbai in 2002, actor, lyricist and
screenwriter, and receiving acclaim for his acting in Maqbool
and Gangs of Wasseypur.
Mishra made his debut as a film actor
with Mani Ratnam's Dil Se.. in 1998, he portrayed as C.B.I
Investigation Officer. Though he continued to stay in Delhi to pursue theatre.
His transition from playwright to screenwriter happened when he wrote the
dialogues for Rajkumar Santoshi's 2001 film The Legend of Bhagat
Singh, which was inspired in part by Mishra's critically acclaimed play on
Bhagat Singh – Gagan Damama Bajyo. It won him the Zee Cine
Award for Best Dialogue (2003).Meanwhile, he moved
to Mumbai in November 2002,where he went on to establish
a career as a film lyricist, screenwriter and as an actor. He started writing
lyrics with the film, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, and subsequently wrote
for Black Friday, Aaja Nachle and Tashan.
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