Sameer Udesh Sharma

Profession: Director , Assistant Director, Story Writer, Supporting Actor
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  • Also Know as :- Sameer Udesh Sharma
  • Profession:- Director , Assistant Director, Story Writer, Supporting Actor
  • Gender :- male
  • Debut Year:- 2012
  • Active Years:- Till Today

Physique Details

  • Eye Color :- Black
  • Hair Color :- Black

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Sameer Udesh Sharma is a budding movie director of Bollywood. He debuted as a fully fledged director with his movie 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' in 2012. Sameer Udesh Sharma hails from the Punjabi family of film distributor B.M. Sharma, who was his paternal grandfather. Singer Mukesh was his maternal Grandfather. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is his cousin.

Sameer Udesh Sharma began his filmy career as an assistant director in films like 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' and 'Dil To Pagal Hai' both for Yash Raj Films. He has also written for the films like 'Swades', 'Bhoot' and 'Khoya Khoya Chand'. He wrote dialogues for Rituparno Ghosh's film 'Raincoat'. Sameer debut movie 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' starred Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi in the lead roles. It was a story where a good for nothing guy sets out to trace the forgotten recipe of Chicken Khurana. It was a comedy revolving around a Punjabi family. Sameer had admitted that he derives inspiration through movie like 'Anand' and 'Bawarchi' and he want to make films which can be remembered.

Currently, Sameer is working on his next flick named 'Jugalbandi', which is set on a backdrop of Music. It is a dedication for his maternal grandfather and legendary singer Mukesh. It will narrate the tale of two musicians, the Guru and the Shishya.

Sharma hailed from Delhi, and moved to Bangalore after completing his education. He worked for an advertising agency, an IT company and for Radio City in Bangalore.

Sharma's maternal grandfather was singer Mukesh, and his paternal grandfather was film distributor B. M. Sharma. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is his second cousin.

Sameer Udesh Sharma started his film career as an assistant director on films Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Dil To Pagal Hai. He has also written the films Swades, Bhoot, and Khoya Khoya Chand and some of the dialogue for the movie Raincoat.

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

Sharma said, "There is a moment in the film where the protagonist accepts that he is a ‘nobody’, and that particular moment came from me. Though I was writing for other directors, people around me were not sure if I would eventually make something of my own. I had a point to prove and that was perhaps the starting point for my film. At that time Sumit Batheja was pitching a Punjabi short film to one of Anurag’s co-producers, Guneet Monga and, being a Punjabi, I was intrigued."

So he collaborated with Sumit Batheja and wrote a completely Punjabi version of Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and pitched it to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Though Mehra liked it, Sharma and Batheja felt that there was something missing, so they went back to the script and reworked some portions. Once they were satisfied with what they had written, they showed it to Vikramaditya Motwane. He loved it and said that if Anurag Kashyap doesn't produce it, he would. Sameer Udesh Sharma was happy that they had done something right.

Sameer Udesh Sharma narrates,"I was on my way to Varanasi to narrate the script to Anurag Kashyap and coincidentally found that he was on the same flight. I had carried the script to make notes and he asked me if I had it. He took the script from me, sat a few rows ahead and started reading it. I could hear him laugh while reading and that is when I realised that we had a potential winner, but at that point I wasn't very sure if it would work."

Of Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana he says "I have drawn inspiration from real life experiences for the film as I have first-hand account of how tough and competitive the hospitality and food industry can be. I think it is important to make an honest film which is going to engage people and it can be any genre. You have to communicate with the audience. Give them a sense of emotion, make them laugh, touch their souls. It's all about what you create for them."

He says, "I don’t believe in the brainless entertainer genre. It doesn't suit my sensibility. I am here to make films that will be remembered. No matter if a film makes Rs 100 crores – will it be talked about post the opening weekend ? Films like Anand and Bawarchi are very close to my heart and these are stories that we actually connect with. If after watching Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana the audience feels like reconnecting with their families, my job is done."

Current work

As of 2013, Sharma is working on his next film, Jugalbandi, which will revolve around music. It is rumoured to star Rajkummar Rao. It will be dedicated to his maternal grandfather, singer Mukesh. It will tell the story of two musicians, the guru and the shishya. The film which will be produced by Salman Khan under Salman Khan Films will have Saif Ali Khan as the lead.

# Released Date Type Credited As Movie
1 02 Nov 2012 Film DirectorStory writerScreenplayDialogue Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
2 07 Dec 2007 Film Story writer Khoya Khoya Chand
3 24 Dec 2004 Film Assistant director Raincoat
4 17 Dec 2004 Film Story writer Swades
5 30 May 2003 Film Story WriterScreenplayDialogue Bhoot
6 31 Oct 1997 Film Assistant director Dil To Pagal Hai
7 01 Jan 1995 Film Assistant Director Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge