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Piyush Mishra (born 13 January 1963) is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. Mishra grew up in Gwalior, and went to graduate from National School of Drama, Delhi in 1986. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi. Over the next decade, he established himself as a theatre director, actor, lyricist and singer. He moved to Mumbai in 2002, receiving acclaim for his acting in Maqbool (2003) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).In 2014 Hindi comedy film The Shaukeens Piyush Mishra acted alongside Anupam Kher,Annu Kapoor and Lisa Haydon in the lead roles, and Akshay Kumar in a supporting role,Piyush did appear on Kapil Nights the Kapil Sharma Show to promote the film with Anpuam Kher & Annu Kapoor, although the film was a remake of the 1982 film Shaukeen directed by Basu Chatterjee, starring Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A. K. Hangal, Rati Agnihotri, and Mithun Chakraborty. It was well appreciated by audiences and voted by the public as the best comedy film of 2014.
As a film lyricist and singer, he is noted for his songs "Arre Ruk Ja Re Bandeh" in Black Friday, (2004), "Aarambh Hai Prachand" in Gulaal (2009), "Ik Bagal" in Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1, (2012), and "Husna" in MTV Coke Studio, (2012).
He married Priya Narayanan in 1995, whom he met in 1992 while directing a play at the School of Planning and Architecture. He lives in Goregaon East, Mumbai with his wife, who is an architect and two sons Josh who is studying at Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai and Ja.
As Lyricist :
2000 - Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar - "Paagal"
2007 - Black Friday - All Songs
Aaja Nachle - "Aaja Nachle", "Laila Majnu" (a musical part of the film Conceived and written by him)
2008 - Tashan - "Dil Haara", "Tashan Main" (with Vishal Dadlani)
2009 - Gulaal, Chal Chalein - All Songs
2010 - Lahore - "O Re Bande"
2012 - Gangs of Wasseypur - "Keh ke Lunga", "Manmauji", "Ik Bagal"
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 - "Aabroo", "Ik Bagal"
Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid - "Bargat Ke Pedo"
Arjun The Warrior Prince - All Songs
Sameer - "Yaad Hai Yaa Bhulte", "Ye Jo, Jo Bhi Mar Gaya"
Screenplay and Dialogues :
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) – Dialogues
Yahaan (2005) – Screenplay and dialogues
1971 (2007) – Screenplay
Ghajini (2008) – Dialogues
Lahore (2010) – Screenplay
Chittagong (2011) – Dialogues
Agneepath (2012) – Dialogues
Shamshera - Dialogue (Post Production)
Mandi House - Screenplay and dialogues (Post Production)
Yo Jawaan Yo Kisaan - Dialogues (Post Production)
"Aarambh Hai Prachand" (Gulaal - 2009)
"Duniya" (Gulaal - 2009)
"Jab Sheher Hamara" (Gulaal - 2009)
"Ik Bagal" (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 – 2012)
"Ik Bagal" (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 – 2012)
"Aabroo" (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 – 2012)
"Manva" (Arjun: The Warrior Prince - 2012)
"Bargat Ke Pedo Pe Shakhe Purani" (Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid – 2012)
"Bas Chal Kapat" (Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns – 2013)
"Chanda Ki Katori Hai (Lorie)" (Revolver Rani - 2014)
"Chal Lade Re Bhaiya" (Revolver Rani - 2014)
"Thaayein Kare Katta" (Revolver Rani - 2014)
Lahore (2010) (Song: "Oh Re Bande")
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) (Songs: "Manmauji" & "Ik Bagal")
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012) (Song: "Ik Bagal")
Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (2012) (Song: "Bargat Ke Pedo")
Bharat Ek Khoj (1988) (Sepoy)
Husna Coke Studio (India) Season 2 (2012 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics/Performer)
O Re Manvaa (My Heart)) (2012 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics)
Tom Dick and Harry (The Dewarists) together with Akala (Composer/Singer/Lyrics)
Ghar Coke Studio (India) Season 3 (2013 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics/Performer)
Reunion (Google India Google Search Advertisement) (2013 - Singer)
Parle-G New Ad: Roko Mat Toko Mat (2013 - Composer/Singer/Lyrics)
Zee Cine Awards :
2003: Best Dialogue: The Legend of Bhagat Singh (with Ranjit Kapoor and Rajkumar Santoshi)
Stardust Awards :
2010: Standout Performance by a Music Director: Gulaal