Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has left his mark as a writer, director, producer, and actor from Allahabad, UP, has a deep connection. Born here on July 3, 1967, Tigmanshu has directed films like Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, Bullet Raja and has done excellent acting in Gangs of Wasseypur. Tigmanshu's journey has been a long one. He first worked as a casting director after coming to Mumbai in the year 1990. He did casting for films like 'Bandit Queen' and 'The Warrior'. After casting director, Tigmanshu also worked as an assistant director in Ketan Mehta's film 'Sardar' and Pradeep Krishna's 'Electric Moon'. Tigmanshu has also worked as a screenwriter in 'Dil Se' and 'Tere Mere Sapne'.
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Tigmanshu made his first film as a director 'Haasil' which was appreciated by everyone as well as the youth. For this film, actor Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Best Actor Award in a negative role. Tigmanshu's film 'Paan Singh Tomar' has also been given the National Award for 'Best Feature Film'. The film was Paan Singh Tomar's biopic film. Irrfan Khan played the lead role in the film. Irfan got the National Award for this.
It has often been seen that a person masters one or two things. But this is not the case with Tigmanshu Dhulia. He became a scriptwriter, director, producer, and actor everything and did a great job in all. Not only this, people are desperate to see Tigmanshu Dhulia's films. Tigmanshu played the character of Ramadhir Singh in his own film 'Gangs of Wasseypur', which became quite famous. Along with direction, Tigmanshu has shown his acting talent in films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, 'Shahid', and 'Teva.
There is also an interesting anecdote behind Tigmanshu Dhulia doing theatre. He did his BA in English, Economics, and Medal History from Allahabad University. During this time he became associated with theatre. It was here that he started doing theater on campus. Because of their theater hobby, the family used to be angry with him. Despite this, he remained adamant on his insistence. After completing their BA in 1986, he took admission to the National School of Drama Delhi.
Tigmanshu's elder brother is a Navy officer and a brother is a judge in the High Court. Just his father was angry that why he is doing theatre. But Tigmanshu was determined to make films and fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. which he accomplished.
Many stories of Tigmanshu Dhulia's films are famous but his love life is also no less interesting. Tigmanshu was giving heart to Tulika Dhulia, who lives in his neighborhood. Their affair started in the ninth grade. Then Tulika used to study in class VIII. Tulika's family had fixed the marriage by hiding her and when she came to know about this, she came to Tigmanshu. Tigmanshu was not ready to get married by rebelling against the family members. But when his friends and paintbrush explained, they were ready after two days. In 1989, his friends got them both married at Arya Samaj Mandir in Delhi. They did love marriage at that time when no one was ready for this. Currently, Tigmanshu lives in Mumbai with Tulika.