Hansal Mehta is an Indian writer, director, producer and actor. He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He started his career in the year 1993 by directing TV serials. His first serial was a cookery show, hosted by
on Zee TV; the show was ‘
’. He also directed the TV serials ‘’ in 1994, Yaadein in 1995, Lakshya in 1998 and many more. Mehta made his directorial debut film in 1999, named ‘Jayate’.
Later he directed films on different themes; he was praised with handling and showing different topics in a subtle way. He directed films like ‘Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!!’ in 2000, ‘Chhal’ (2002), ‘
’ (2008) and a few more. His 2013 released film ‘
’, starring Rajkumar Rao, won the National Film Award for Best Direction. Later he did another film with Rajkumar Rao; the film was titled ‘