Apurva Asrani is a theatre artist as well as film director and editor. As an editor, his best known work is Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya, released in 1998 for which he won Filmfare best editor award. In 2001, Apurva shared the National Film Award for Best Editing with Suresh Pai, for the bilingual movie Snip! As an editor, his other works include Kyom, Chaal, Tasveer 8x10, Om Jai jagdeesh, Shahid and Aashayein. He has also directed a few television one-hour shows and a few music videos of which Kumar Sanu’s Tera mera pyar and Shreya Ghoshal’s Yeh kya hua of 2005 album, Tera mera pyar are popular indeed. In 2003, he co-directed a Bollywood film titled Out Of Control.
Apurva Asrani started his career in 1995 as an assistant on the Bollywood countdown show Bpl Oye!, telecasted on Channel V. Editing of the movie Satya turned out to be the milestone of his career. He was only 19 then when he edited this trendsetter movie of Indian cinema. Three years later, he bagged his first National award for best editing at the age of just 22. For the editing work of another Gang war based movie, Chaal, Apurva was nominated for the Zee Cine Award. Editing works of Nagesh Kukunoor's Aashayein, Nila Madhab Panda's Jalpari The Desert Mermaid and Kalpana Lajmi's Kyon also need special mention.
He has made one-hour horror films for the Khauff series aired on SAB TV and alter for SONY Television. In March 2006, Apurva represented India in Editing Fashion for UK-based showstudio.com, where short film Imperfect Moon was shown. Apurva has collaborated with a British theatre company RIFCO to write dialogues for three ventures - Bollywood: Yet Another Love Story (2000), The Deranged Marriage (2006) and There’s Something About Simmy (2007).
Updated: January 21, 2014