RajKumar Hirani

Director | Screenwriter | Editor
RajKumar Hirani

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Rajkumar Hirani is a National Award and Filmfare Award winning Indian Director, screenwriter and film editor of Hindi films, best known for the films Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots, earning him a well-respected place in cinematic history for some of the most influential and iconic films of the last few decades. Hirani has a reputation for making films that break all the formulaic conventions associated with Indian cinema, and address some of India’s major social and cultural issues. After completing a 3 year diploma at the Film and Television Institute of India, his first taste of success was in the world of advertising, before making the transition to cinema.


Rajkumar Hirani's first directorial venture was Munnabhai MBBS which is considered as cult classic.Munnabhai MBBS not only broke all formulaic conventions associated with Bollywood films but also became a trend setter. Made on a budget of Rs 10 crores, it was a huge hit worldwide and has taken a distributors share of Rs 25 crores from the Indian market.. His second directorial effort was Lage Raho Munnabhai which had a strong cultural impact in India, popularising Gandhism under Munna Bhai's notion of Gandhigiri. The film was generally well-received by both critics and the mass audience and was a huge box office success.

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