Abhijat Joshi

Active - 2006 - 2016  |   Born - Dec 1, 1969   |   Genres - Comedy, Crime, Epic

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  • Actively participated in Gujarati drama competitions while in school; won many awards.
  • Started out as a professor at C.U. Shah Arts College in Ahmedabad before joining University of Texas at Austin as a student.
  • Authored "A Shaft of Sunlight" during the 1992 Gujarat riots, a theatre production commissioned for radio by the BBC World Service; the UK-based Tamasha Theatre Company asked him to adapt it for the stage. This play paved his way to becoming a Bollywood screenwriter.
  • Got "A Shaft of Sunlight" published with Nick Hern Books in 2000; the Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi apadtations of the book have been published under the title "Marmbhed."
  • Teaches screenwriting, playwriting and film studies at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and daughter.