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Jaideep Sahni (born 1968) is an Indian screenwriter, songwriter and creative producer, who wrote the screenplays for films like Chak De! India, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Company, Bunty Aur Babli and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year.

Jaideep Sahni
Occupationscreenwriter, songwriter
Years active2000-present

He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue as well as Filmfare Award for Best Story for Company (2002), and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006). He also won the IIFA award 2008 for best story, for Chak De! India .


Early life and educationEdit

Born and brought up in New Delhi,[1] Jaideep Sahni studied at the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Bidar. He started working as a computer engineer,[2] and has worked for NIIT.


He became a lyricist after jam sessions with Palash Sen, and after discovering the screenplay for the film Gandhi in a New Delhi bookshop, he started writing screenplays, at age 27.[1] He wrote both the screenplay and the lyrics for Jungle (2000), which was directed by Ram Gopal Verma. The second film written by Sahni and directed by Verma, Company (2002), was nominated for eleven Filmfare Awards and won seven of them. Sahni then worked with Dibakar Banerjee in Khosla Ka Ghosla. Since then he continues to work for Yash Raj Films, where he started as a screenwriter for the film Bunty Aur Babli directed by Shaad Ali which was a box office success and a major breakthrough in Abhishek Bachchan's career.

He then wrote the 2007 film Chak De! India, directed by Shimit Amin, who was also an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma before joining Yashraj films. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan as the coach of Indian hockey team, and was loosely based on the real-life story of Maharaj Krishan Kaushik.[3] He also wrote the screenplay for Aaja Nachle, which was directed by Anil Mehta and which was also released in 2007. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, the third film of Shimit Amin, was released in 2009.



  1. ^ a b "Secrets of film writing". Indian Express. 17 April 2005.
  2. ^ Close Encounters Indian Express
  3. ^ ""SRK leaves you completely spoilt with his contribution" - Jaideep". IndiaFM News Bureau. 28 August 2007. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009.

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