Aditya Dhar

Aditya Dhar
Aditya Dhar at IFFI 2019 (cropped).jpg
Aditya at 50th IFFI, 2019
Born12 March 1983 (1983-03-12) (age 38)[1]
Known forUri: The Surgical Strike
(m. 2021)

Aditya Dhar (born 12 March 1983) is an Indian writer, director and lyricist. He made his directorial debut with Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), which was based on the 2016 Uri attack. He won the best director award for this film at the 66th National Film Awards in 2019.

Dhar has been associated in the past with films like Kabul Express, Tezz, Aakrosh, Haal-e-Dil among others in different capacities like dialogue writer, screenplay writer and lyrics writer.

Early life

Dhar was born on 12 March 1983 in New Delhi, India.[1] He married Yami Gautam on 4 June 2021.[2][3]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Screenplay Dialogue Lyrics
2008 Kabul Express Yes
2008 Haal-e-Dil Yes
2008 One Two Three Yes
2009 Daddy Cool Yes
2010 Aakrosh Yes
2012 Tezz Yes
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Yes Yes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike 66th National Film Awards Best Director Won [4]
Jagran Film Festival Best Debut Director Won [5]
26th Screen Awards Best Director Nominated [6]
Most Promising Debut Director Won
2020 65th Filmfare Awards Best Director Nominated [7]
Best Debut Director Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Director Nominated
Most Promising Director Won
TBA 21st IIFA Awards Best Director Pending [8]
Best Story Pending


  1. ^ a b "Aditya Dhar profile on Times f India". Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Yami Gautam ties the knot with Aditya Dhar". The Indian Express. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Yami Gautam marries Uri director Aditya Dhar in intimate wedding". India Today. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  4. ^ "National Film Awards: Vicky Kaushal And Ayushmann Khurrana Share Best Actor". NDTV. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "10th Jagran Film Festival was inaugurated".
  6. ^ Kerner, Lou (9 December 2019). "Star Screen Awards 2019 Winners List – Who won Star Screen Awards this year?". Gulf News. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2020 winners list: Gully Boy makes history, wins 13 awards including Best Film, Actor and Actress". Firstpost. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  8. ^ "IIFA - International Indian Film Academy". IIFA - International Indian Film Academy. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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