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. Agnihotri made his directorial debut with Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets (2005).
Agnihotri, c. 2015
|Born||Gwalior, MP, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education||Organization & Management|
|Occupation||Director, script writer, producer and activist|
|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.
Agnihotri's father was a Sanskrit scholar who had translated many Vedas. He is married to anchor, theatre, and film actress Pallavi Joshi. They have two children. Agnihotri is a conservative nationalist who has heavily criticized leftists and claimed they are part of an urban terror network.
Agnihotri has directed the following films in Bollywood:
|2005||Chocolate||Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Irfan, Arshad Warsi, Emraan Hashmi, Tanushree Dutta|||
|2007||Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Bipasha Basu, John Abraham, Boman Irani|
|2012||Hate Story||Paoli Dam, Gulshan Devaiah, Nikhil Dwivedi|
|2014||Zid||Karanvir Sharma, Mannara Chopra, Shraddha Das|
|2016||Buddha in a Traffic Jam||Arunoday Singh, Mahi Gill, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi|||
|2016||Junooniyat||Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Hrishitaa Bhatt|
- "No director wants to work with stars: Hate Story director". NDTV News channel. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- "Who We Are - #IAmBuddha Foundation". #IAmBuddha. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
- NMF News (2016-03-25), JNU में Left पर जमकर बरसे Vivek Agnihotri, Kanhayia को सिखाई राष्ट्रभक्ति, retrieved 2018-06-22
- Nationalist Ravi (16 June 2016). "Risk it with Ravijot - Talk 01, Vivek Agnihotri" – via YouTube.
- Swarajya (2018-06-09), Decoding Urban Naxals - Anand Ranganathan in conversation with Vivek Agnihotri, retrieved 2018-06-20
- "CBFC appoints Javed Akhtar". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
- Kumar, Anuj (12 November 2007). "Game on". Chennai, India: The Hindu (Mumbai). Retrieved 19 January 2009.
- Mastakar, Manasi (2 September 2018). "Vivek Agnihotri: I have mentally resigned from Bollywood". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
- "'Chocolate is the revival of suspense drama'". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- "They call it show-biz, Entertainment – Bollywood". Mumbai Mirror. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- "Buddha in a Traffic Jam – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
- Deccanchronicle Team. "Teaser of Buddha In A Traffic Jam". Deccanchronicle. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- timesofindia Team. "Buddha In A Traffic Jam - An apt depiction of corrupt corporate system". TimesofIndia. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- KoiMoi Team. "Buddha In an entrepreneurial Jam". KoiMoi. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- IANS (2018-06-15). "Not easy to attract eyeballs from government: Vivek Agnihotri". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
- Agnihotri, Vivek. Urban Naxals. Garuda Prakashan. ISBN 9781942426059. Retrieved 5 October 2018.