Apoorva Lakhia is an Indian film director and writer who is associated with Bollywood films, He is best known for directing movies like Shootout at Lokhandwala and Mission Istaanbul. Born and brought up in Ahmedabad, India. Apporva Lakhia completed his education from the Lawrence School, Sanawar. He debuted as an assistant in Hollywood films such as The Ice Storm (1997), A Perfect Murder (1998) and Addicted to Love (1997) and in Bollywood films to Ashutosh Gowariker's epic film Lagaan (2001). He made his directorial debut with the film, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost (2002) followed by Ek Ajnabee (2005).He got breakthrough success with his next film, Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), He later directed films like Mission Istaanbul (2008) and Zanjeer (2013) which were box office duds. He did a small role in the film, Knock Out (2010).