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Mayur Puri

Mayur Puri is an Indian screenwriter, lyricist, actor and filmmaker working in Mumbai. He wrote songs, screenplays and dialogue for several movies, including Om Shanti Om (2007) starring Shahrukh Khan directed by Farah Khan, where Mayur also did a cameo appearance (as the wanna be Gujju Director of "Apahij Pyar"). He wrote dialogue for the Farah Khan film Happy New Year (2014). On 17 November 2014 Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences selected the screenplay of Happy New Year for its permanent Core Collection. Mayur wrote the dialogue for India"s first 3D Dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. He also penned the songs for "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance". After the success , Mayur has written dialogue and songs for the second installment of the franchise "ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2". Mayur recently directed Firdaws (2017), his first short film that has been doing festival rounds and has been the official selection in over 36 international festivals. Mayur has won 16 International Awards for Firdaws. Mayur Puri has donned many hats over his two-decades-long Bollywood career as director, film writer, lyricist and actor, but he primarily is and always will remain a passionate storyteller at heart - a role he’d never grow out of. Mayur has been one of the game changers responsible for the localization, transcreation and adaptations of various big studio Hollywood films into Hindi translated blockbusters. He has penned the Hindi translation of big-ticket Hollywood films like The Lion King (2019), Avengers – Endgame (2019), Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle (2018), Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Thor Ragnarok (2017) to name a few. As of now, Mayur is gearing up for his directorial debut. Early Days : Mayur hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where he did most of his education, including a Master of Arts degree from University School of Languages and F.Y. Diploma in Dramatics from the Drama Department of Gujarat College (topped the university). He spent his early years writing and directing for local theatre and television, and after 8 years of experience, he moved from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in late 1999 and immediately landed a job with Sanjay Gadhvi, an Indian film director as his Chief Assistant Director. From the year 2000, he started writing screenplay and dialogues for films that he was assisting on. During his first year in Mumbai, he also wrote and acted in lead for a Gujarati play: Amastaa Amastaa (2001). Beyond Bollywood : Story Circus - In 2010, Mayur founded a theatre production group that creates live theatre and storytelling productions for educational institutions, corporates, and theatre enthusiasts. Read more about Story Circus here. FilmGoa : In 2011, Mayur started an initiative called FilmGoa - an effort to decentralize the mainstream film-making in India. It aimed to provide training and job support to aspiring filmmakers and to facilitate film making activities in Goa. Mayur went on to give orientation lectures in more than 30 colleges in Goa, interacting with over 6000 students during this year long event. Out of hundreds of applicants from all over the country, 85 promising ones were chosen for a yearlong workshop, hosted by Goa University and Goa Tourism Development Corporation. Mayur also undertakes Corporate Workshops for Middle and Upper Management, the sessions usually focus on creating ‘Brand Ambassadors through Broadcast and Social Media Content’ and ‘Decoding Creativity at Workplace. His clients include Radio Mirchi and Viacom. Awards : Little Star Awards - 2008 - Om Shanti Om - Best Dialogue German Public Bollywood Awards - 2008 - Om Shanti Om - Best Dialogue Feel The Reel International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - 3rd Best of the Fest Award Feel The Reel International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Audience Award Baretower Forge World Film Competition - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Plot Development - Runner Up Los Angeles Film Awards - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film Festigious International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film Top Shorts - 2017 - Firdaws - Best Fantasy Film Depth of Field International Film Festival - 2017 - Firdaws - Best of Show Top Indie Film Awards - 2018 - Firdaws - Best Original Idea Films : 2003 - Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century 2005 - Chocolate 2005 - Garam Masala 2005 - Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena 2006 - Fight Club – Members Only 2006 - Provoked 2006 - Gangster 2006 - Pyaar Ke Side Effects 2006 - Apna Sapna Money Money 2006 - Naksha 2007 - Om Shanti Om 2007 - Hattrick 2007 - Speed 2007 - Dhol 2008 - Singh Is Kinng 2008 - Kidnap 2009 - Billu 2009 - Blue 2009 - Ek: The Power of One 2010 - Toh Baat Pakki! 2011 - Hum Tum Shabana 2011 - Double Dhamaal 2011 - Tell Me O Kkhuda 2012 - Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya 2012 - Jannat 2 2012 - Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum 2013 - Race 2 2013 - ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2013 - Himmatwala 2013 - I, Me Aur Main 2013 - Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story 2013 - Commando 2013 - Issaq 2013 - R... Rajkumar 2014 - Dishkiyaoon 2014 - Shaadi Ke Side Effects 2014 - Humshakals 2014 - Its Entertainment 2014 - Kick 2014 - Radio Mirchi Song 2014 - Finding Fanny 2015 - Coke Studio 2015 - ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2 2015 - I Love NY 2015 - Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 - All Is Well 2015 - Baaki Baatein Peene Baad 2016 - Fursat 2016 - The Jungle Book 2016 - Finding Dory 2016 - Dishoom 2016 - A Flying Jatt 2016 - Moana 2017 - Ek Dafaa 2017 - Raees 2017 - Firdaws 2018 - Ralph Breaks the Internet 2019 - The Lion King (2019 film) 2019 - Hona Chaida - Arjun Kanungo