Anubhav Sinha

Anubhav Sinha (born 22 June 1965)[1] is an Indian film director, producer and writer who works in Hindi films. He is notable for movies like Ra.One, Tum Bin, Dus, Mulk, Article 15 and Thappad.

Mr. Anubhav
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Born (1965-06-22) 22 June 1965 (age 57)
Jamalpur, Bihar, India
Alma materAligarh Muslim University
  • Director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1993-present
SpouseRatnaa Sinha

Early and personal lifeEdit

Sinha was born in Jamalpur, India to Prem Govind Sinha and Sushila Sinha. He went to school in Kalagarh, Garhwal, Government Inter College, Allahabad and Queen's College, Varanasi. Sinha completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from The Aligarh Muslim University in 1987.[2][citation needed]

His wife Ratnaa Sinha is also a director who debuted with the 2017 film Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana starring Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda.[citation needed]

His brother Anupam sinha is also a director who is known for his film Shukriya:_Till_Death_Do_Us_Apart starring Aftab Shivdasani and Shriya Saran.


Sinha worked for two years in New Delhi as a theatre artist before moving to Mumbai on 4 December 1990. He worked as an assistant director to Pankaj Parashar until 1994 before branching out as an independent director for television for Zee TV. He was noticed for his work on Shikast, the flagship show of the TV network in Mumbai. This was followed by the TV show Sea Hawks for UTV. Sea Hawks was the number one show for 35 weeks across all networks. 72 episodes later, he turned to directing music videos.[citation needed]

In 2000, he left working on music videos to start his first feature film Tum Bin. It starred Priyanshu Chatterjee, Sandali Sinha, Himanshu Malik and Raqesh Vashisth. It went on to become a major box-office success and has gained a cult status over the years.[3][4][5]

Sinha's second feature Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai starred Priyanshu Chatterjee and Sakshi Shivanand.[6] His third film, the multi-starrer Dus, was the eighth highest grossing film of the year 2005.[7] This was followed by Tathastu (2006) and Cash (2007).

Before directing and producing Tum Bin II and Mulk, Sinha directed Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer superhero film, Ra.One for which he wrote the script as well along with Kanika Dhillon.

In 2019, Sinha produced and directed Article 15 under his production house Benaras Media Works with Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. The film is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which is about prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.[8] The film generally received positive reviews from critics, and was a commercial success.[9]

In 2020, Sinha helmed Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu, which released on 28 February 2020, and received highly positive reviews from critics, but was an average success at the box-office.

Sinha is also the founder and owner of Benaras Media Works, the production company which he established in 2012 to produce his films and television projects.[10][11]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2001 Tum Bin Yes Yes No
2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Yes Yes No
2005 Dus Yes No No
2006 Tathastu Yes No No
2007 Cash Yes No Yes
2011 Ra.One Yes Yes No
2014 Gulaab Gang No No Yes
Zid No No Yes
2016 Tum Bin 2 Yes Yes Yes
2018 Mulk Yes Yes Yes
2019 Article 15 Yes Yes Yes
2020 Thappad Yes Yes Yes
2022 Anek Yes Yes Yes
Middle Class Love No No Yes
2023 Faraaz No No Yes
Afwaah No No Yes
Bheed Yes Yes Yes Filming

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
AACTA Awards
2020 Best Asian Film Thappad Nominated [15]
International Indian Film Academy Awards
2020 Best Film Article 15 Nominated [16]
Best Director Nominated
Best Story Nominated
Best Screenplay Won
2022 Best Film Thappad Nominated [17]
Best Director Nominated
Best Dialogue Won
Filmfare Awards
2019 Best Story Mulk Won [18]
Best Dialogue Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
2020 Best Film (Critics) Article 15 Won [19]
Best Story Won
Best Dialogue Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
2021 Best Film Thappad Won [20]
Best Film (Critics) Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Story Won
Best Screenplay Nominated
Screen Awards
2002 Best Story Tum Bin Nominated [21]
2019 Best Film Mulk Nominated [22]
Best Film (Critics) Nominated
Best Director Nominated
2020 Best Film (Critics) Article 15 Won [23]
Best Film Writing (Story & Screenplay) Won
Zee Cine Awards
2019 Best Film (Critics) Mulk Nominated [24]
Best Director Nominated
2020 Best Story & Screenplay Article 15 Won [25]


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  2. ^ Joshi, Namrata (18 August 2018). "Who is Anubhav Sinha, the filmmaker who strikes a chord". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Anubhav Sinha: That Tum Bin turned out to be a much-remembered film is an achievement-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Anubhav Sinha celebrates his first film Tum Bin as it completes 19 years: 'This date 2001 it changed everything for me'". Hindustan Times. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Tum Bin managed to beat Amitabh Bachchan's Aks due to good word of mouth". Bollywoodlife.
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  8. ^ "Details About Ayushmann Khurrana's Next Film Article 15 By Mulk Director". NDTV. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Article 15 movie review and rating: Critics' verdict on Ayushmann Khurrana's film". IB Times. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Madhuri Dixit to play gangster in 'Gulab Gang'". The Indian Express. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Anubhav Sinha to launch two films soon". Indian Television. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Hansal Mehta completes filming for 'Faraaz'". The New Indian Express. 15 August 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  13. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhumi Pednekar to star in Sudhir Mishra's thriller Afwaah". The Indian Express. 17 February 2022. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar kick off Lucknow schedule of Bheed with Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha". Bollywood Hungama. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  16. ^ "IIFA Awards 2020: From Gully Boy to Kabir Singh, here's full nomination list". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  17. ^ "IIFA 2022 Nominations: Shershaah takes the lead with 12 Nominations, Ludo and 83 emerge as strong contenders; check out the complete list". 1 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2019 Nominations | 64th Filmfare Awards 2019". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2020 Nominations | 65th Filmfare Awards 2020". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2021 Nominations". Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  21. ^ "Screen Awards 2002". IMDb.
  22. ^ Morani, Aly; Morani, Karim; Morani, Mohomed; Nadiadwala, Mazhar; Soorma, Neelam (31 December 2018). "A Star-studded Night". Star Screen Awards. Star Plus. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Screen Awards 2020". IMDb.
  24. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2019". IMDb.
  25. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2020". IMDb.

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