Habib Faisal

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Director

Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal is an Indian screenwriter and director who is associated with Bollywood. He is best known for his National Award winning film, Do Dooni Chaar and Ishaqzaade.

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Habib Faisal is an Indian screenwriter and director who is associated with Bollywood. He is best known for his National Award winning film, Do Dooni Chaar and Ishaqzaade. Born in Mumbai, Habib Faisal completed his education from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He debuted in Bollywood as an assistant director for Electric Moon (1992) and worked for short film, Opus 27 (1996). Before feature films, he worked with NDTV and directed TV show, Lavanya (2004) and wrote dialogues for Kareena Kareena (2005). He got his breakthrough with Yash Raj Films, writing the screenplay and dialogues for Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) and went on to write for several hit films like Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011) and Bewakoofiyan (2014). His made his directorial debut with the film, Do Dooni Chaar (2010) which was also written by him. The film received critical acclaim and was a sleeper hit along with winning the National Award for Best Film (2010). He later went on to direct Ishaqzaade (2012), with debutant Arjun Kapoor and one-film old, Parineeti Chopra as leads, which was widely appreciated by audience and critics alike. He later directed the film, Daawat-e-Ishq (2014) received mixed reviews and performed below average at the box office. His future projects include co-writing the upcoming movie Fan (2015).

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