Birthday: 15-05-1974
Age: 45
Star sign: Gemini

Abbas Tyrewala is an Indian film director, story writer, screenwriter, dialogue writer, and lyricist. He was born on May 15, 1974. He has worked in Bollywood films, and Hindi dubbed films. Abbas was born in a poor Muslim family in Mumbai and brought up in the same.

His father owned a tire repair shop, and his mother was a housewife, both of them did everything for Abbas so that he can get a good education. Abbas got five awards out of which two were Zee Cine Awards, one Filmfare award, and two IIFA awards.

Abbas went to St. Xavier’s College at Mumbai, from where he did his graduation and he was also working on plays and songs. During his graduation, he was contacted by one of his friends for a Jingle writing which he accepted and wrote a jingle for Cinema extra bright tube light in a short time in 1993.

Later, Abbas started accepting any job thrown at him. A month before his final examination he left his college to work for Ogilvy & Mather PR Company where he worked for a year. Then, Abbas entered TV and joined Cine Vista as a Creative Consultant.

He left TV industry in 2000 and joined the Film Industry. His career in Film Industry kicked off after he wrote the lyrics for the movie Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar in the year 2000. He then performed as a story and dialogue writer in 2001 historical drama Asoka starring Shahrukh Khan and as Screenplay writer in 2001 sports drama Lagaan starring Aamir Khan.

Both of the films were a huge success. He also worked as a lyricist for a 2001 Telugu Movie Kushi which marked his debut in Telugu Cinema. In 2002, he was the lyricist for the movie Leela. Year 2003 was an important year for Abbas as he played an important role in many films and won many awards and got nominated for its work.

The two major films of the year were Maqbool, a crime tragedy directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, in which he worked as an actor and Screenplay writer, and the other was Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., a comedy-drama directed by Rajkumar Hirani, in which he was dialogue writer.

Abbas was awarded many awards for these two films – For Maqbool, he won both IIFA and Zee Cine award for Best Screenplay, and for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. he won Filmfare, IIFA, and Zee Cine award for Best Dialogue in 2005 and 2004 respectively.

He worked as writer and lyricist for Chupke Se in the same year which was a Romantic Comedy directed by Shina Urvashi. Abbas performed as the story writer, screenwriter and dialogue writer in the horror film Darna Mana Hai and as a lyricist in Paanch.

In the year 2004, Main Hoon Na starring Shah Rukh Khan released which employed Abbas as Storywriter, Screenwriter and dialogue writer and was well received by the audience. He also wrote the story of Gudumba Shankar for Telugu cinema.

The year 2005 was also a year of work for Abbas. Shikhar, a drama film, whose screenplay was written by him. Vaada, a thriller film directed by Satish Kaushik, also has a contribution of Abbas in the field of story writing and dialogues.

He also worked as a story and dialogue writer in the film Salaam Namaste, which was a romantic comedy movie and did well at box office. In the year 2006, he got married to Paakhi Tyrewala. He wrote the dialogues for 2007 release Welcome which was a brilliant comedy film. De Talli which was 2008 release was also written by him.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, was released in 2008 is also a romantic drama film, with Abbas as Director, Story writer, and Screenwriter. This film became the debut film of Abbas as Director. He was also nominated for various awards like Star Guild and Filmfare for its various works for the film.

In the year 2010, film Jhoota Hi Sahi starring John Abraham and his wife Paakhi was released in which he was the director, screenwriter and lyricist. The film was a flop and a setback for both him and his wife and it took time for him to recover.

In the year 2011, Mere Brother Ki Dulhania, produced by Aditya Chopra was released which was written by Abbas and earned about three times the budget. Bang Bang!, which was Hindi remake of Knight and Day, has it's dialogues written by Abbas. This film was also able to perform well at Box office. The latest project of Abbas is the Hindi dubbing of dialogues and lyrics of the film 2.0 of Superstar Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Mansoor Khan

Mansoor Khan is an Indian film director and producer well known for his work as a writer and director in the movie “Qayamat se Qayamat Tak”. He is also known for his amazing work in “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander”. He was born in Hyderabad, India. Before entering the film industry, he completed his education at IIT and MIT. His wife's name is Mrs. Tina. He is a father of daughter Zayn and son Pablo. He is the brother of Taqir Khan, who himself was an Indian Film Actor. He is well known for his work in “Yadon ki Baraat”. He is the cousin brother of well known Movie Star Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan. Irfan Khan is his nephew. Mansoor Khan made his debut in the film industry with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” as a director in 1988. This movie proved to be his big time investment. He won the National Filmfare Award for Best Director of the year. After this big success, he followed the same path with his movie, “Jo Jeeta Woh Sikander,” in 1992. After these movies, he worked on two movies which were moderately successful. In 1995 he came up with, Akele Hum Akele Tum and in 2000, and “Josh”. He was the writer as well as the director of the movie Josh. For “Akele Hum Akele Tum,” he only provided direction in the movie. He also worked as an assistant director in “Zabardast” (1985) and “Manzil Manzil” (1984). In 2003, he launched a book named. “The Third Curve.” This book is all about the world economy. In this book, he talks about how unsustainable cities are and the false understanding of money by society. After this, he made his entry into film industry once again. He was the co-producer in the movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na,” which is the debut movie of his nephew, Imran Khan. He was awarded as the Best director by Filmfare in 1988 for his movie “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”. For this movie, he is also awarded ‘National Film Award’ for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment (director). His movies were also nominated many times, and some of the nominations are, Best Story in 2001 (Josh), Best Director (Josh) in International Indian Film Academy. In Filmfare Awards his movie “Josh” was nominated for Best Film and Best Director. His movie Akele Hum Akele Tum was nominated for Best Director in 1996. In Screen Weekly Awards, his movie Josh was nominated for Best Director in 2001. According to recent reports, he is living in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu with his wife and children. He has indulged himself in farming.

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