Charudutt Acharya is a critically acclaimed Indian screenwriter and director. He has a graduate degree in film directing from the Film and TV Institute of India. He also holds a degree of MA in feature film screenwriting from the Royal Holloway University of London. Acharya is a renowned scriptwriter for television dramas and known for creating the Indian versions of
. He is also vested in script writing for Indian cinema and has co-written two successful Hindi feature films. Acharya is extremely famous for being the writer and director of the Hindi movie,
(2014). He is also known to have written the script of the very successful Bollywood movie,
Dum Maaro Dum
, which was produced by Fox India in 2011. Acharya’s television endeavours began in 1999 with a show called Rishtey. On television, he is known to write scripts of shows based on social issues. Shows like Rihaee and Kadam are powerful dramas based on women's issues. A show called Haqeeqat, which played on television in the year 2002, used to be based on human rights. He also created the Indian version of the popular western show Sesame Street, which was called Galli Galli Sim Sim at 2008. His latest mainstream television project featured in 2010 called Crime Patrol.
Acharya, being the outstanding scriptwriter, he is, also has many awards to his name which signify the quality of his art. He was awarded for the 'Best Script' for Human Rights Drama HAQEEQAT by the Indian Television Academy in 2002. The very next year, in 2003, he won the award for the 'Scriptwriter of the Year' by Indian Tele Awards. He was acknowledged with The British Council's Charles Wallace India Trust Award: Mid-career Fellowship for artists for 2006-2007. He scripted the short fiction film Rice Plate, which was in official selection at the Mumbai International Film Festival of 2005. In 2007, he was selected by the National Film Development Corporation of India's Screenwriters Lab and co-production market. In 2011, he was also a finalist for SUNDANCE Screenwriter's Lab. Charudutt Acharya is known for being a social activist. He attempts to help the society often through his work. He is known to have taught and trained writers of Indian Sesame Street and some premier film schools in India. He also works with a non-profit voluntary organization GOING TO SCHOOL which works with underprivileged young people in India and writes short stories, radio skits and illustrated books for the organization.