Vivek Agnihotri is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, writer and activist. Vivek is the husband of Indian film actress Pallavi Joshi. Who has currently played the role of an actress in India’s most controversial film ‘The Kashmir Files‘.
As of 2019, he is a board member of the Central Board of Film Certification of India and the cultural representative of Indian cinema in the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Recently, he has been the subject of discussion in the media about his film The Kashmir Files.
Vivek Agnihotri Biography & Wiki
|Vivek Agnihotri Full Name||Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri|
|Profession||Film Director, Screenwriter, Author|
|Debut Movie||Film Direction: Chocolate (2005)|
|Vivek Agnihotri Height||In Centimeter- 175 cm|
In Meter- 1.75 m
In Feet- 5’9”
|Weight||In Kilogram- 64 kg|
In Pound- 141 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date Of Birth||21 December 1973|
|Vivek Agnihotri Age (2022)||48 Years|
|Birthplace||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Sagittarius|
|Home town||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|School||Harvard Extension School|
|College/University||Bhopal School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University|
Harvard Extension School
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Science|
Organisation and Management course
|Vivek Agnihotri Wife||Pallavi Joshi (Actress)|
|Parents||Father– Dr. Prabhu Dayal Agnihotri|
Mother– Sharda Agnihotri
|Sibling||Brother– Not Known|
Sister– Not Known
|Vivek Agnihotri Net Worth (2022)||₹ 10 Crore|
Family, Early Life and Education
Vivek Agnihotri was born on 21 December 1973 in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh. Vivek Agnihotri is the son of a family of freedom fighters who have been honored by the President for their contribution to Indian society.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri did his Bachelor of Science and Master of Planning (Economics) from the School of Social Science, Bhopal University. He further studied advertising at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. After this, Vivek did the ‘Organization and Management’ course (CSS) from Harvard University.
Vivek led a social movement in the United States of America to raise funds for the victims of the ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’. Vivek returned to India to participate in the creation of a ‘New India’.
Agnihotri is married to Indian actress Pallavi Joshi and they have two children, Malika and Manan. He has described himself as a supporter of Narendra Modi.
Vivek founded the ‘Main Buddha Foundation’ with his wife. This NGO mentors and trains underprivileged youth in creative thinking and empowers them in creative fields.
Vivek Agnihotri Career
Agnihotri started his career working with world renowned agencies like Advertising Agencies Ogilvy & McCann, and led major campaigns for Maggi, Nestle, P&G, Gillette, Coca Cola etc.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has been a part of the launch team of Gillette and Coke.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri started his own advertising agency – Art Beat in Delhi and was selected as one of the ’10 Fastest Growing Agencies’ by Business Today.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri made an award winning documentary on ‘Social Justice in India’.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri started ‘Vivek Agnihotri Creates’ and produced and directed major campaigns for Vicks, Godrej, P&G, Dainik Bhaskar, Government of India, Blind Association of India.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s public service advertisement film on AIDS won him the most prestigious A&M Gold Award and ED Club Gold Award for his contribution to the creative arts and society.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has also been producing TV shows. He has written, directed and produced over 300 hours of Prime TV shows like Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, Rishtey,
Saturday Suspense, X-Zone, Announcement, Sambhav, which have won numerous awards and critical acclaim.
Vivek was popularly known as ‘Thriller King’.
Agnihotri debuted in Bollywood with Chocolate (2005), a remake of the 1995 Hollywood neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects. The Tashkent Files received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics but became a sleeper box-office hit. In March 2022, Agnihotri released The Kashmir Files on the Exodus of Kashmiri Hindus.
In 2018, Agnihotri wrote Urban Naxals: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam, in which he described individuals in academia and media who were allegedly colluding with Naxalites in a bid to overthrow the Indian government and were thus “invisible enemies of India” as “Urban Naxals”.
Awards and Honours
- Best Screenplay (Dialogues) at the 67th National Film Awards: The Tashkent Files.
- Best Writer and Director at Jakarta International Film Festival: Buddha in a Traffic Jam.
Who is Vivek Agnihotri?
Vivek Agnihotri is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, writer and activist.
Who is the wife of Vivek Agnihotri?
Indian actress Pallavi Joshi