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Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri is a Bollywood film director, producer and screenwriter. He has worked in numerous genres, including thrillers, sports movies, political drama, erotica, and romance.[1] Agnihotri made his directorial debut with Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets (2005).

Vivek Agnihotri
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Agnihotri, c. 2015
Born Gwalior, MP, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Education Organization & Management
Occupation Director, script writer, producer and activist
Spouse(s) Pallavi Joshi
Children 2
Parent(s) Prabhu Dayal Agnihotri and Sharda Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri is also an activist, orator, and author. Along with his wife, actress Pallavi Joshi, Agnihotri runs the NGO #IAmBuddha.[2]



Agnihotri studied at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication[3] and at the school of social sciences.[4] He also studied at Harvard University.[5]

Mr. Agnihotri is a member on the panel of Central Board of Film Certification[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Agnihotri's father was a Sanskrit scholar who had translated many Vedas. He is married to anchor, theatre, and film actress Pallavi Joshi.[7] They have two children. Agnihotri is a conservative nationalist who has heavily criticized leftists and claimed they are part of an urban terror network.[8]



Vivek made his debut as an author in 2018 with his book Urban Naxals.[15] [16]


  1. ^ "No director wants to work with stars: Hate Story director". NDTV News channel. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Who We Are - #IAmBuddha Foundation". #IAmBuddha. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ NMF News (2016-03-25), JNU में Left पर जमकर बरसे Vivek Agnihotri, Kanhayia को सिखाई राष्ट्रभक्ति, retrieved 2018-06-22
  4. ^ Nationalist Ravi (16 June 2016). "Risk it with Ravijot - Talk 01, Vivek Agnihotri" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Swarajya (2018-06-09), Decoding Urban Naxals - Anand Ranganathan in conversation with Vivek Agnihotri, retrieved 2018-06-20
  6. ^ "CBFC appoints Javed Akhtar". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  7. ^ Kumar, Anuj (12 November 2007). "Game on". Chennai, India: The Hindu (Mumbai). Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  8. ^ Mastakar, Manasi (2 September 2018). "Vivek Agnihotri: I have mentally resigned from Bollywood". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. ^ "'Chocolate is the revival of suspense drama'". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  10. ^ "They call it show-biz, Entertainment – Bollywood". Mumbai Mirror. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Buddha in a Traffic Jam – Times of India". 2 April 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  12. ^ Deccanchronicle Team. "Teaser of Buddha In A Traffic Jam". Deccanchronicle. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  13. ^ timesofindia Team. "Buddha In A Traffic Jam - An apt depiction of corrupt corporate system". TimesofIndia. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  14. ^ KoiMoi Team. "Buddha In an entrepreneurial Jam". KoiMoi. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  15. ^ IANS (2018-06-15). "Not easy to attract eyeballs from government: Vivek Agnihotri". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  16. ^ Agnihotri, Vivek. Urban Naxals. Garuda Prakashan. ISBN 9781942426059. Retrieved 5 October 2018.