Ritesh Batra was born to a middle class family on 12th June, 1979. He completed his high school from Mumbai and went abroad to study in Drake University. He then went to
New York to attend New York University to become a filmmaker as part of his childhood dream.
Ritesh started his career by directing short films which were featured in many international film festivals worldwide. His first feature film was “Dabba”, which was like by audience and critics all around the world. His latest short film named “Café Regular, Cairo” won him the International Film Critics Association Award. Batra hold the BAFTA Award and has also won numerous other awards as well.
Ritesh is famously known for his international hit movie “
The Lunchbox” in 2013. The cast included big names like Irfan Khan who has played in several international films, and
Nimrat Kaur. The movie is a great romantic comedy which catches a great image of Mumbai, ripped and torn by tradition. In this film alone has been nominated several times on different platforms and notable awards as well. He then worked on other short films and “The Photograph”, his latest released feature film.
Currently Batra has signed to direct “The Sense of an Ending”, based on a Barnes’ Booker Prize-winning novel by the same name.