Vijay Krishna Acharya

Vijay Krishna Acharya is an Indian film director, screenwriter, dialogue writer, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood films and television shows.

Vijay Krishna Acharya
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Alma materKirori Mal College
OccupationFilm director
Years active2004–present
Known forThugs of Hindostan
Dhoom 3


He began an active career as a scriptwriter after his work on the film Dhoom Franchise.[1] His directorial debut was the film Tashan which opened to negative reviews. Though his second attempt at film directing Dhoom 3, went on to gross 4 billion (US$53 million) worldwide in just ten days, to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets at the time and as of September 2020, it is the twelfth highest-grossing Indian film of all time.[2][3][4] It was the 78th highest-grossing film of 2013 worldwide.[5][6] The film was screened during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.[7] The film has garnered the inaugural Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2014 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[8][9]

His first independent spoof was Channel Mast on VI TV, by the late director Sudhanshu Mishra. His other spoofs include Ramkhilavan CM and Family, Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai and Krishna Sharma CA, which later gave shape to Krishna Arjun.[10] He has written scripts for and directed Hindi shows including Just Mohabbat, Life Nahin Hai Laddoo, Son Pari, Shaka Laka Boom Boom and Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Story Screenplay Dialogues Lyrics Notes
2004 Dhoom No Yes Yes Yes No
2006 Dhoom 2 No Yes Yes Yes No
2007 Guru No No No Yes No
2008 Tashan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2010 Raavan No No No Yes No
2013 Dhoom 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Vijay Krishna Acharya: Excerpts from an interview". Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Top Ten Overseas Grossers 2014 – Jai Ho Tops The Charts". Box Office India. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ "South Indian films dominate international markets!". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Dhoom 3 Is Highest Ever Grosser Overseas". Box Office India. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ "2013 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Dhoom Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo.
  7. ^ "Indian Cinema Catalogue 2014" (PDF). iffi.nic. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  8. ^ "IFFM-2014 winners".
  9. ^ Mind Blowing Films (13 June 2014). "Telstra People's Choice Award IFFM Awards: Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2014 Dhoom 3" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Interview with Vijay Krishna Acharya". India Today. Retrieved 19 December 2011.

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