Habib Faisal is an Indian screenwriter and director.
He is known for his various works as a scriptwriter and a director. He is associated with the Indian film industry for the past 24 years and in between he also took a break for ten years. He’s known for his amazing dialogues for various movies.
He is a Kirori Mal College, Delhi University graduate. It was here at Kirori Mal College where his interest in dramatics took wings; He joined the college’s dramatics society. He has often said in his interviews that he never wanted to act in films; instead, he aspired to be a theatre artist.
Later he went to study cinema at South Illinois University. Before joining the industry, he worked for five long years for the famous news channel NDTV as a cameraman.
After that he moved to Mumbai and started directing TV serials like Kareena-Kareena, Lavanya, etc. Following the TV serials, he began writing scripts for various movies like
Band Baaja Baaraat
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
, Ta Ra Rum Pum.
At the age of 44, after writing
Do Dooni Chaar
, he realized that he should get into movie direction.
Faisal is now a well-established director who has worked with names like ,
, Shahrukh Khan, etc.
He has an endless list of movies under his belt and many of them have proven to be a super hit. Habib has donned many hats- He worked as a writer for films like Fan, Bewakoofiyaan; He wrote dialogues for Band Baaja Baaraat, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl; He is the director of Ishaqzaade, Daawat-e-Ishq.
Habib has received a number of awards for his work. To name a few, he was the recipient of the 56th Filmfare Award (category: best dialogue) for the film Band Baaja Baaraat(2010) , National Film Award (category: best Hindi feature film) for Do Dooni Chaar(2010) , Screen Awards (category: Best Dialogues) for Band Baaja Baaraat(2010).