Manu Rishi Chadha is an actor, dialogue and scriptwriter in the Hindi film industry. He is popularly known for his humorous role as ‘Bangali’ in the 2008 film, ‘
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ directed by
Dibakar Banerjee. He has played various roles in different movies over the years such as ‘Raghu Romeo’ in 2003, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ in 2010 and ‘
Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ in the year 2015. He has also written the lyrics for ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ and has won an award for best dialogue writer. Manu Rishi was born on January 1st, 1971 and brought up in the capital city of
New Delhi. He has always maintained how attached he has been with the city. His love for the city has been evident from the works he has done. But like every other person who aspires to make it big in the film industry, Chadha had left Delhi and moved to Mumbai in the year 1999. Before moving to Mumbai, he was a part of
Arvind Gaur’s Asmita Theatre Group and appeared in over forty plays.
Some of them being ‘Julius Caeser’ by William Shakespear and ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ by Dario Fo, etc. He made his acting debut in Rajat Kapoor’s ‘Raghu Romeo’ in the year 2003. Before entering the field of acting, Manu tried his luck at writing. He started off as a television serial writer although he didn’t get due credits for his work. Director Dibakar Banerjee recognized his work and asked him to write for ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’. In 2009, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue in 2009 for the same. He went on to write dialogues for various movies like ‘
Aisha’ and ‘
Chance Pe Dance’ in 2010 and ‘
Ekk Deewana Tha’ in 2012. Manu Rishi Chadha is one of those artists in Bollywood who are known for their abilities to bring to reel the real essence of the people and their surroundings.
He is a unique artist who has kept working despite ten long years of struggle. He currently lives in a sea view apartment in Mumbai and has projects lined up for the upcoming years.
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Manu Rishi Chadha was born on 3rd January, 1971. He is a multitalented person and handles multiple roles at a single time. He is a film actor in Indian Movies and not only that, in addition to being an actor he is also a script-writer, a lyricist, and a dialogue writer. His trainer was Arvind Gaur. He trained under him for six consecutive years in theatres. Arvind Gaur is a theatre director. He was awarded the best dialogue award in the 2009 Film Fare Awards ceremony for the Bollywood film “Oye Lucky Lucky Oye” starring
Abhay Deol. For the same movie he also won the Best Dialogue Award from IIFA.
He was a part of the Ashmita theatre group, and he started his acting career in Delhi. He has acted in over forty theatre plays under the direction of Arvind Kaur, who also happens to be his mentor. Among the notable plays that he has done are G. Karnad’s Rakt Kalyan, S. Deepak’s Court Martial, Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar, D. Bharati’s Andha Yug, D. Foe’s Accidental death of an Anarchist, and also Eugiene O’Neil’s Desire Under The Elms. After doing theatres as a professional, he decided to move to Mumbai and try his luck there as a Bollywood actor.
He got a chance there and his debut in Bollywood was through the movie Saathiya, where he enacted the part of a Doctor. He is married to Roli Chaturvedi and lives happily. He has acted in many Bollywood films, either as a main role actor, or a cameo, or a guest appearance. The film where he has acted in Bollywood is Tanu and Manu Returns in 2015 as Manu’s Lawyer. He did a cameo in this movie. He has also acted in Kya Dilli Kya Lahore in 2014, as Samarth Pratap Shastri,
Ankhon Dekhi in2014, as Sharmaji which turned out to be an award winning film. He also acted in a short film Kirchiyaan in 2013 as a Minister.
Among other films done by him are Ek Deewana Tha, Soundtrack, Band Baaja Barat, starring
Anushka Sharma and debutant
Ranveer Singh. He appeared as a Poilce Inspector in the film in a cameo role. He appeared in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, and many more films. He was a lyricist in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and was also a dialogue writer in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Aisha, Ek Deewana Tha, Kirchiyaan, Chance Pe Dance and Aisha. He received most of his awards due to his dialogues in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye.