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Sanjay Gadhvi is an Indian writer and film director who is known for the first two installments of the Dhoom series.

Sanjay Gadhvi
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Born1965/1966 (age 52–53)[1]
Mumbai, India
ResidenceMumbai & Rajsitapur-Gujarat, India
OccupationDirector film writer
Known forDhoom series[2][3][1]


Early lifeEdit

Sanjay Gadhvi was born to Manubhai Gadhvi, a prominent figure in Gujarati folk literature.[3] His father moved into Mumbai's first 14-floor skyscraper on Peddar Road before he was born. As a child he studied in Campion School and was friends with prominent industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.[3]


He made his directorial debut with Tere Liye (2000) which went unnoticed. The film was earlier titled Tu Hi Bataa and the movie had starred Arjun Rampal and Raveena Tandon, but the movie stalled due to low budget.[4][5]

His first film with Yash Raj Films was Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002). The film enjoyed moderate success.

He first gained attention when he directed the action thriller Dhoom in 2004.

He then directed the sequel to Dhoom, called Dhoom 2.[6] The film starred three of the main actors from the previous film: Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Rimi Sen. Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu.[7]


Gadhvi won the 2007 Stardust Awards in "Hottest Young Film Maker title" category for Dhoom 2 (2006) .[8]






  1. ^ a b PTI (26 October 2012). "Wanted to do films beyond 'Dhoom': Sanjay Gadhvi". Times of India. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ I'll miss directing Dhoom 3 : Sanjay Gadhvi. NDTV India. 14 October 2012
  3. ^ a b c Priya Gupta (25 October 2012). "Aditya Chopra is near-perfect: Sanjay Gadhvi". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ Imran Khan is a bonus for Kidnap: Sanjay Gadhvi Archived 4 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times. Subhash K. Jha. 25 September 2008
  5. ^ Tere Liye (2001).
  6. ^ Jain, Divya (5 March 2007). "Interview with Film Director Sanjay Gadhvi". Animation Express. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  7. ^ "No dream machines in Dhoom 2?". Sify. 6 September 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Max Stardust Awards". 19 February 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2012.

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