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Saket Chaudhary is an Indian screenwriter and director. He co-wrote Santosh Sivan's Asoka and is the director of Pyaar Ke Side Effects, released in September 2006.


Early life and CareerEdit

Chaudhary originally wanted to be an Engineer, but changed his focus to Media & Communications when he attended the Department of Media & Communication Studies (DMCS), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). After graduation, he wrote various television series and worked as assistant director to Aziz Mirza on Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000). Santosh Sivan was the Cinematographer and offered Chaudhary a chance to help him write the screenplay for his upcoming film Asoka.

Chaudhary ventured into direction himself after seeing Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai (2001). The film inspired him to pen the screenplay for his directorial debut Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006). Chaudhary followed it with a sequel, Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014). He next directed Hindi Medium (2017) with Irrfan Khan in the lead role.



Year Title Notes
2000 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani Assistant director
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2017 Hindi Medium


Year Title Notes
2001 Asoka Co-authored screenplay with Santosh Sivan
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects


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