Shridhar Raghavan is an Indian writer who works on screenplays, stories, dialogue writing, and episodes. He took birth in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and currently lives in Versova apartment of Mumbai. Being brought up in Maharashtra, his write-ups reflect the culture, places, people and their attitudes.
His father is a botanist and his sibling
Sriram Raghavan is a famous Bollywood director. Shridhar's mother is a huge movie-lover, and therefore his childhood was spent watching different kinds of movies. In 2005, he won the 53rd National Award for Best Screenplay in a film. He was also the creative producer for some episodes of CID, which is the longest running TV show.
He has written scripts for Bollywood movies like Bluffmaster (2005), Dum Maaro Dum (2001), Apaharan (2005), Deewar (2004) and so on. Shridhar's scripts are mostly about cops and crime thriller based stories. In an interview, he said that he is fascinated by doctors and cops so probably, it's because he grew up watching such films and his personally favorite movies are Zanjeer (1973), Ardhsatya (1983) and, Tere Mere Sapne (1971).
Shridhar loves writing and has no plans for direction. He does not mind writing in any other language apart from Hindi. In fact, he recently worked on a Tamil flick with Ajith Kumar and Gautham Menon, Yennai Arindhal . He wrote the screenplay for this Kollywood project of 2015. He is not interested in directing now.
The talented writer is all set for writing in different languages. In 2005, he wrote the screenplay for the super hit movie Apaharan which was directed by Prakash Jha. The film bagged several awards in various department viz. two Filmfare awards in the Best Dialogue and Best Villain categories, IIFA award, an award for Best Supporting Actor including many nominations. The team was overwhelmed when it achieved the most prestigious award i.e. The National Award. Shridhar Raghavan along with Manoj Tyagi and Prakash Jha won the 53rd National Award for Best Screenplay Writer of 2005. This remarkable achievement was the result of Shridhar's hard work and he made people recognize his significant contributions.
For famous TV shows Aahat and CID, Shridhar has scripted stories in several episodes. He has hundreds of compositions with the count of 300 stories and 640 episodes of both the shows. His inspirations as a writer are Salim Javed and
Vijay Anand. He enjoys sharing and telling stories and is greatly influenced by his talented brother. Shridhar has proved himself successful in past years with his films such as Bluffmaster, Khakee, Chandni Chowk To China,
London Dreams, Apaharan and the list goes on. He is considered one of the best screenplay writers and has a huge demand in Bollywood as well as Kollywood.