Vivek Agnihotri (born 10th November) is an avant-garde Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is one of the few new age Hindi cinema film directors, known to experiment in different genres of filmmaking. He has ventured into genres like erotica, thriller, sports, political dramas and love stories making him a multiple genre director. He is credited to direct India's first mainstream football film (Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal) at a time when not many producers were investing in sports films in Bollywood.
Vivek pursued his PG degree in Strategic Planning from School of Social Studies,
Bhopal and PG in Advertising from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi,
India. He has also done CSS in organization and Management from Harvard
University, Boston, USA.
Vivek worked for the top advertising Agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, JWT. Vivek is also one of the founders of McCann Erickson in India. He also launched Gillette and Coca-Cola brands in India successfully. Vivek had started his own advertising agency- Art Beat, which falls under top ten fastest growing agencies by Business India. Vivek then promoted himself and started making AD films. He has made more than 100 ad films for Procter and Gamble. He directed Films on AIDS and NAB which won him several Awards. Vivek has pioneered the Telefilm concept on Indian TV. Vivek has been founder of India's first private TV channels shows such as Saturday Suspense, X Zone, Rishtey (TV series) & Gubbarey. Vivek also tought Creative Thinking at various colleges and universities in London, Delhi and Mumbai. Vivek then entered in bollywood as a director. He directed 'Chocolate' (2005), his debut movie and then never turned back.
Movies - Junooniyat (2016), Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016), Zid (2014), Hate Story (2012), Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), Chocolate (2005)