Amit V. Masurkar

Amit V. Masurkar

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Amit V. Masurkar Biography

Amit V. Masurkar is a well-known and award winning filmmaker from Bollywood cinema, best known for directing Academy nominated movie, Newton in 2017. He made his directorial debut with Sulemani Keeda in 2014 which opened to positive reviews. It was first screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013. He marked his film debut as a screen writer of 2011 movie, Murder 3 and later directed two films only - Sulemani Keeda in 2013 and Newton in 2017. He scripted both these movies also. He is an engineering drop out student who successfully pursued a career in Bollywood later.


Amit V. Masurkar hails from Mumbai. He completed his studies from the same city and studied at Mumbai University followed by Manipal Institute of Technology. While he was doing his engineering studies at Manipal Institute of Technology, he quit his studies at the age of 20 to pursue a career as a filmmaker. However he completed bachelor in arts from Mumbai University later. He joined film industry as a scriptwriter in 2011, co-scripting Murder 3 for Bhatt camp. As a film director he marked his debut with Sulemani Keeda. He earned recognition in the film industry after the release of Newton and its entry as India’s official nomination for Oscars. However media was divided over its selection for Academy awards.


For the film script of Newton, he received Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Screenplay and many other honours. But the film couldn't make it to the final nominations list of Best Foreign Language Film category. The film starred Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathy in lead roles. While at engineering college, he got hooked to illegal video parlours outside college campus, and that’s how he got introduced into film world.


Published: May 03, 2019

Updated: May 03, 2019


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