Birthday: 05-02-1977
Age: 42
Star sign: Pisces
Ankur Tiwari, now a Bollywood mainstay, can boast of a very versatile profile, being musician, writer and actor all rolled into one, but he would himself admit that his first and overwhelming infatuation has been with music and music alone. Of course, his creativity has also shone in his writings when he has taken it seriously. Ankur had trifle uncommon beginnings, having been born in Belgium. But was back in India soon after, and was left coping with his school studies in the relative obscurity of a small town in UP. Later on, finding nothing else suiting him better, he settled for Hotel Management in Bhopal, and was trying to fast forward his career during his training at a 5 star in Delhi. That is when the thought stuck him to junk all pretense and head straight to the Western metropolis hoping to fulfill his all musical dreams. He did head for Mumbai, but his dreams seemed shattered, at least for the time being, and he headed back to Delhi making some compromises to promote his musical pursuits – he diversified into screenplay writing and the other background skills of film making. Things now started going his way, and soon he was back in Mumbai in connection with the finishing processes of a film he was directing with a Delhi friend. But the good thing was he had at last found a music company that agreed to publish his music. So Ankur Tiwari the musician had finally emerged, but in the bargain the industry also got a multi skilled person who could write stories and scripts; pen down lyrics and also set them to tune, and finally enact those roles, some of which he himself had helped create through his stories and scripts. Ankur has been so far involved in about 13 films in some category or the other. Some of his more well- known contributions have been in “ Soundtrack” where he performed all three roles of lyricist, composer as well as singer; “Raat Gayi Baat Gayi” in which he composed the lyrics and also did the playback; and finally, the award winning “ Slumdog Millionaire” where he enacted the character of Dave. He also wrote the stories of his first film “Let’s Enjoy” and also for “ Gattu”.