Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is an Indian film director, film producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Bollywood industry. Also, he is a member of the Central Board of Film Certification. In 2019, he was honoured with the National Film Award for the best screenplay and dialogue in The Tashkent Files. Later, he wrote the story of The Kashmir Files, and he decided to direct that movie, which he finished in 2020, and he received positive reviews for that film.
Agnihotri was born on November 10, 1967, to Prabhu Dayal Agnihotri and Sharda Agnihotri in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He graduated in mass communication from the Indian Institute, and he also holds a certificate in administration and management from Harward Extension School. In 1997, Vivek married an Indian actress named Pallavi Joshi, and they had two children named Manan Agnihotri (son) and Malika Agnihotri (daughter).
In 2005, Vivek Agnihotri made his Bollywood debut with the film Chocolate. It didn’t get much success and did poorly at the box office. He faced many flop movies like Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Zid, etc. Then, after many years, Agnihotri came up with a proper storyline and screenplay, which is “The Tashkent Files.” It was an unexpected hit in the Bollywood industry and a miscellaneous success at the box office. For The Tashkent Files, Agnihotri received the National Film Award for his unique screenplay and dialogue. And the next movie, The Kashmiri Files, became a blockbuster hit.