Abhijat Joshi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Abhijat Joshi

Real NameAbhijat Joshi
Profession(s)Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Editor, Professor
Famous ForHis work as screenwriter for movies Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), and PK (2014), Sanju (2018)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 January 1969
Age (as in 2018) 49 Years
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujarat
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricon
HometownAhmedabad, Gujarat
SchoolShree Vidyanagar High School, Ahmedabad
College/UniversityShri H.K.Arts College, (With Bagal thela group) Gujarat University
University of Texas, Austin
Educational Qualification(s)B.A. & M.A. in English from Shri H.K. Arts College
Master of Fine Arts from University of Texas, Austin
DebutFilm (Writer): Kareeb (1998)
Abhijat Joshi's Debut (Writer) Kareeb
Film (Producer): Eklavya: The Royal Guard
Abhijat Joshi Debut (Producer) Eklavya
HobbiesWriting Poems, Reading
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2007:
National Film Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Dialogue for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Screen Awards: Best Screenplay for 3 Idiots, Best Story & Best Dialogue for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Bollywood Movie Awards: Best Story, Best Dialogue for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Global Indian Film Awards: Best Story, Best Dialogue for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Filmfare Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue, Best Screenplay for 3 Idiots
Screen Awards: Best Screenplay for 3 Idiots
IIFA Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue for 3 Idiots
Filmfare Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue for PK
Screen Awards: Best Dialogue for PK
Star Guild Awards: Best Dialogue for PK
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateNot Known
Wife/SpouseShobha Joshi
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Anushka Joshi
Abhijat Joshi With His Daughter
ParentsFather- Jayant Joshi (Professor, Marathi Social Reformer)
Mother- Neela Joshi
SiblingsBrother- Saumya Joshi (Gujarati Actor, Director, Writer)
Abhijat Joshi's Brother
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Director(s)Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Guru Dutt
Favourite ActorRanbir Kapoor
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹3 Crore (as in 2011)

Abhijat Joshi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhijat Joshi

  • Does Abhijat Joshi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Abhijat Joshi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He has a keen interest in writing stories and plays since his childhood and wrote a number of skits and plays in both Gujarati and English.
  • He started his career as a professor of English at C.U. Shah Arts College situated in western part of Ahmedabad city, before moving to the US for his higher studies.
  • He is also a theatre artist.

  • When Rajkumar Hirani was placing a rough draft of “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” in front Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat asked Hirani if he could work with him and mailed him a short scene, Hirani was really impressed by his idea and that’s how they became co-writers in many more movies.

  • In 2015, he worked for Vidhu Vinod Chopra and scripted his Hollywood flick Broken Horses (a remake of the 1989 Hindi film Parinda).

  • Since 2003, he has been a professor of English at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
  • He told in an interview that Virus’ dialogue from movie 3 Idiots ‘Life begins with a murder’ was his father’s one-liner.
  • His co-written movie “PK” became India’s first ever highest grosser film; earning 300 Crore.

  • In the movie Sanju (2018), Anushka Sharma played the role of a writer which is said to be the real-life role of Rajkumar Hirani’s and Abhijat’s (Co-Writers of Sanju) in Sanjay Dutt’s life. Although she has been presented as a biographer from London, and she comes to India was just to add a bit of fiction.
  • Though having been credited for some blockbuster movies, he feels that writers in this industry do not get much recognition and appreciation for their good work and are underpaid.