Advait Chandan

Advait Chandan is an Indian film director works in Hindi film.[2] He made his debut as a director in 2017 with the movie Secret Superstar.

Advait Chandan
OccupationFilm director, Screenwriter
Years active2007–present
Known forSecret Superstar


In 2007, Advait started his career with Reema Kagti's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. as the third assistant director and Taare Zameen Par as the assistant production manager. Collaborating with Aamir Khan again, Advait worked as the casting director and post-production supervisor on Kiran Rao's debut venture Dhobi Ghat.[citation needed]

After donning various roles in the film industry, Advait finally made his directorial debut in 2017 with the film Secret Superstar, featuring Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in the lead.[1][3] He also wrote the screenplay of the film.[4] It was the highest-grossing 2017 Hindi film, and the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, behind only Dangal (2016).[5] It is also the third-highest-grossing Indian film of all time, behind only Dangal and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017),[5] after surpassing Aamir Khan's own PK (2014).His next film as a director is the upcoming Aamir Khan starrer Lal Singh Chaddha which was supposed to begin shooting in October 2019.[6][7] which is going to be released in 11 August 2022.[citation needed]


Year Film Director Screenplay Assistant director Notes!
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Yes production assistant
Taare Zameen Par assistant production manager
2009 Bollywood Hero Yes
2010 Dhobi Ghat Yes casting director, post production supervisor
2017 Secret Superstar Yes Yes
2022 Laal Singh Chaddha Yes


Year Awards Category Result Ref
2017 Zee Cine Awards Best Director Nominated [8]
Best Writer Nominated
Most Promising Director Won
Screen Awards Most Promising Debut Director Nominated
2018 63rd Filmfare Awards Best Director Nominated [9]
Best Screenplay Nominated
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Director Nominated [10]
News18 Reel Movie Awards Best Screenplay Nominated [11]


  1. ^ a b "Advait Chandan-Bio". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan on his journey from Aamir Khan's manager to filmmaker". India Today. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Abhishek Shrivastava. "Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan: 'I was too scared to narrate my film to Aamir Khan'". Firstpost. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. ^ "SHOCKING: After directing Secret Superstar, Advait Chandan wants to now be Aamir Khan's assistant". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b Raveendran, Karthika (10 February 2018). "Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar BEATS PK, rakes in Rs 833 crore gross at the worldwide box office". Bollywood Life.
  6. ^ "Birthday Boy Aamir Khan's Next Film: Lal Singh Chaddha, Based On Tom Hanks Classic Forrest Gump". NDTV. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Aamir Khan's next, Laal Singh Chaddha, an official adaptation of Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 Archives – Zee Cine Awards". Zee Cine Awards. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Nominations for the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Indian Film Festival Melbourne". Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Reel Movie On Screen Awards 2018 | Best Film, Actor, Actress, Director and More". News18. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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