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Sriram Raghavan (born 22 June 1963) is an Indian film director and screen writer. He is notable for producing a 45-minute docufiction on Indian serial killer Raman Raghav and 2004 Hindi feature film Ek Hasina Thi produced by Ram Gopal Varma. His second feature film was 2007's Johnny Gaddar. His latest film Andhadhun (2018) which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film received positive reviews and was commercially successful and is considered one of the most successful films of 2018. He is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the Kautik International Student Film Festival
Raghavan at News 18 Reel Movie Awards in 2019
|Born||22 June 1963|
Early life and educationEdit
Sriram was born in Bombay (Mumbai), Maharashtra in a Tamil family to a botanist father and a movie-loving mother. He grew up in Pune, where he did his schooling at the St. Vincent's High School. He also studied economics at Fergusson College in Pune.
He is a graduate of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Rajkumar Hirani, one of his batch-mates, edited his diploma film, The Eight Column Affair, which went on win the National Film Award in 1987.
He started his career before joining the FTII for Stardust, but left since he wasn't interested in it. Post his FTII studies, he made a documentary Raman Raghav, with Raghuvir Yadav. Later he worked as a writer for television soaps, writing many episodes of CID and Aahat, and also directed one episode of the Star bestseller called 'First Kill' Later, he met Ram Gopal Varma, who liked his work in Raman Raghav, and signed him up for the film Ek Hasina Thi, a dark thriller starring Saif Ali Khan and Urmila Matondkar.
He later went on to direct another thriller, Johnny Gaddaar, which marked the debut of Neil Nitin Mukesh. The movie garnered an overwhelming response from the critics, though it didn't fare well at the box office.
His third film, Agent Vinod a spy thriller, starring the Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, produced by Khan himself. Sriram then directed a crime thriller named Badlapur starring Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam which was released on 20 February 2015. He is also signed for making a film based on a book by Vikas Swarup. His latest film is Andhadhun, starring Ayushmann Khurana, Tabu, and Radhika Apte, which released on 5 October 2018 to critical acclaim. For the second time, Sriram Raghavan will be seen directing Varun Dhawan in his upcoming movie which is a biopic based on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal who was martyred during Indo-Pak war in 1971. 
|2004||Ek Hasina Thi||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Badlapur||Yes||Yes||Based on Death's Dark Abyss by Massimo Carlotto|
|Badlapur||61st Filmfare Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Andhadhun||66th National Film Awards||Best Adapted Screenplay||Won|||
|Best Feature Film in Hindi||Won|
|64th Filmfare Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|Critics Best Film||Won|
|24th Star Screen Awards||Best Director||Won|||
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Film Writing||Won|||
|20th IIFA Awards||Best Film||Nominated|||
|2019 Bandung Film Festival||Honorable Imported Films||Won|||
|Asian Summer Film Festival (Festival Nits de cinema oriental de Vic)||Best Movie||Won|||
|Special Jury Prize||Won|
|1st Diorama International Film Festival & Market||Golden Sparrow for Best Indian Feature Film||Won|||
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