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Aditya Dhar is an Indian writer, director, and lyricist. He made his directorial debut with Uri: The Surgical Strike, 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. He has worked with the theatre group ‘Delhi Music Theatre’ (DMT) for almost 20 years.

On 5 September 2006, he moved to Mumbai from Delhi and started working as an assistant director. In an interview, he talked about his struggling days. He has also worked as an RJ in his initial years in Mumbai. He has penned down the lyrics of various Hindi films like ‘Haal-e-Dil’ (2008), ‘One Two Three’ (2008), and ‘Daddy Cool’ (2009). Aditya wrote the dialogues for Hindi films like ‘Aakrosh’ (2010) and ‘Tezz’ (2012). In 2019, he debuted as a director in the Hindi film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and won the National Award for the film. He also wrote the screenplay of the film. In 2019, he was featured on the cover page of Noise magazine. As of 2021, he is filming for the Hindi film ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ with Vicky Kaushal in the lead role.

In 2016, he was working on a Dharma Productions film ‘Raat Baaki’ starring Katrina Kaif and Fawad Khan, but the film got shelved due to the terrorist attacks in Uri in September 2018, because the Pakistani artists were banned in India after the attacks.  Amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, he supported the ‘We Will Survive’ campaign working for the welfare of the needy people.

Aditya Dhar  
Profession(s)Film Director, Lyricist, and Writer
Famous ForBeing the husband of the Indian actress Yami Gautam
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Lyricist): Kabul Express (2008)
Film (Director): Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Awards, Honours, Achievements2019
• 66th National Film Award- Best Director for Uri: The Surgical Strike
• Jagran Film Festival- Best Debut Director for Uri: The Surgical Strike
• 26th Screen Awards- Most Promising Debut Director for Uri: The Surgical Strike
• 65th Filmfare Awards- Best Debut Director for Uri: The Surgical Strike
• Zee Cine Awards- Most Promising Director for Uri: The Surgical Strike
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 March 1983 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2021)38 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi
Zodiac signPisces
HometownNew Delhi
CasteKashmiri Pandit 
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsYami Gautam (Actor)
Marriage Date2021-06-04 00:00:00
Wife/SpouseYami Gautam
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Dr. Suneeta Dhar (Ex-Dean & Head, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, University of Delhi)
SiblingsBrother- Lokesh Dhar (elder)
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