Abhiraj Minawala is a director and an actor by profession in the Indian film industry. He also worked as an assistant director for a long time. He was born on 21 February 1988 in Gujarat, India. He completed his education from the same state. He later migrated to Mumbai to fulfill his dream of becoming a director.
He starred his journey by working as an assistant director in many hit films including Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year in 2009,
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in 2011,
Gunday in 2014,
Sultan in 2016. His first film as a director was
LoveYatri of 2018. In his first film named “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year,” he worked with the director
Shimit Amin and the producer
This film provided him the chance to work with the stars
Gauhar Khan, ShazahnPadamsee, and
Prem Chopra. It contained lots of comedy and drama that released into the Indian theatres on 11 December 2009. It received a good rating from its audience and critics that made it count as a good start for his career. Then in “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,” he worked along with the director
Ali Abbas Zafar and the producer Aditya Chopra.
He also worked with many other celebrities such as
Ali Zafar, and Tara D’Souza who were the main stars of this film. It released on 9 September 2011 under the banner of the production companies like Yash Raj Films and Studio Canal Home Entertainment. It was also a Bollywood hit. In “Gunday,” he held the opportunity to work again with the director Ali Abbas Zafar and the producer Aditya Chopra that also gave him a chance to meet and work with many other top celebs such as
Priyanka Chopra, and Irrfan Khan.
Then in “Fan” and “Sultan,” he worked with the directors
Maneesh Sharma and Ali Abbas Zafar respectively. After working in so many hit films, he finally worked independently for the first time. He made his debut as a filmmaker with the film “LoveYatri” whose producer was
Salman Khan. The main stars of his movie were
Aayush Sharma and
Warina Hussain who were in the lead roles.
Other important roles were played by
Ronit Roy and
Ram Kapoor. It was a romantic film that released into the Indian cinemas on 5 October 2018 under the banner of the production company named Salman Khan Films. It received mixed reviews from its audience.