Based in Mumbai, Apurva started off his career as a film editor while also giving directing and screenwriting a try. Born on 21st March 1978 he began his career in television as an assistant for Bpl Oye! on Channel V in 1995. In an interview he said that he worked anywhere from 17 to 20 hours on editing the show. He continued working for various shows and serials including Sajid Khan’s El TV and serials for Plus Channel.
He began editing films at the age of 19 with Ramgopal Varma’s Satya. He won a Filmfare award for his work in Satya. Apurva was praised for his editing work in the film Chhal, which received rave reviews from critic. He then edited Anupam Kher’s film Om Jai Jagadish, which was Kher’s debut as a director. In 2014 Apurva won Best Screenplay at the Life Ok Screen Awards for his work in Shahid.
Along with editing he also had an interest in directing. In 2005 he directed his first music video, Tera Mera Pyar. He was a co-director on the movie Out of Control. He is currently working on two projects as the film editor which are set to release in 2015, Waiting and Aligarh.