Vikramaditya Motwane is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his directional venture, Udaan. Vikramaditya was born in 1976 in Mumbai to a Bengali mother and a Sindhi father. His mother became a line producer for a TV show which brought him in touch with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whom he would work with later. He started out as an assistant to Bhansali and assisted him on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002). He then moved on to work with Anurag Kashyap, directing the song sequences in his feature film, Paanch (2003). Vikramaditya Motwane was also a choreographer for Deepa Mehta’s controversial film, Water, in 2005. He followed it up as a writer for Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007) and Dev D (2009) before making his directional debut with Udaan (2010), a resonant story of a young boy trying to achieve his dreams in spite of serious parental obstruction. It won seven Filmfare Awards, including critics’ choice for Best Movie.The film was widely appreciated and critically acclaimed and earned him a Best Director Award at the Star Screen Awards. In 2013, Vikramaditya Motwane returned as a director and turned producer with the period romance, Lootera. The movie received lukewarm responses, though the story and individual performances were critically lauded. Vikramaditya Motwane also produced Vinil Mathew’s Hasee Toh Phasee in 2014. He was also the producer for the stand out hit of the year, Queen. Apart from these, he also produced many successful films like Ugly (2014), NH-10 (2015) and Hunterrr (2015). He is the co-owner of the film production company Phantom films along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena. Vikramaditya Motwane is married to photographer, Ishika Mohan.