Anjum Rajabali’s association with the film industry in India has now been for more than 20 years, but this association has been primarily as a screenplay writer, and to a much lesser extent as an actor. It is not, however, the quality or popularity of his screenplays alone that has made his contributions noteworthy, but it is more his relentless efforts in organizing the writers’ forums within the industry to make them deal unitedly with the producers to get their just share. His initial foray into the world of films was in 1994 when his name was first seen on the credit lines as an associate scriptwriter for the Govind NihalaniBorn on 19 August 1940, Govind Nihalani hails from >> Read More... film “Drohkaal”, which not only made waves at the time of its release, but went on to bag an international award too few years later. His first independent assignment as a screenplay writer came 4 years later in “China Gate”, while in the same year he was credited with the storyline and script for “Ghulam”, although this was basically an adaptation of Elia Kazan’s 1954 Hollywood film “On the Waterfront”. Thereafter he developed the scripts for films with diverse themes including action movies, biopics, even horror, and subsequently teamed up with director Prakash JhaPrakash Jha, a director, film producer and screenw >> Read More... for a series of films on socio-political themes from 2005, starting with “Apaharan” replicating the worst days of ransom anarchy in Bihar, till “SatyagrahaClick to look into! >> Read More...” in 2013, and covering in between, “RaajneetiClick to look into! >> Read More...”; “AarakshanClick to look into! >> Read More...” and “ChakravyuhClick to look into! >> Read More...”. So far, besides the 12 odd films for which he has written the scripts, he has also had the opportunity to act in 4 films, including the famous Amir KhanAmir Iqbal Khan is a former professional boxer fro >> Read More... starrer “GhajiniClick to look into! >> Read More...”. However, he would himself like to sum up his achievements more in the realm of organizing writers and making them aware of, and insisting for their rightful share in the industry. It is, therefore, not surprising that he happens to be at the helm of a few of the very well-known private and government Film and television Institutes. Simultaneously, he has been the force behind the 'Progressive Writers Group' (PWG) India, as well as the ‘Film Writers Association’ (FWA), ever since he came into prominence. Through these forums he has put Indian screenplay writers on similar global platforms. Also, along with lyricist Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, film scr >> Read More... he has taken up the issue of amending certain provisions of the Copyrights act to ensure the interests of writers.