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Piyush Mishra


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Piyush Mishra, is an Indian film actor, music director ,lyricist, singer, script and dialogue writer, and a well known theatre director and Hindi playwright. He spent his early life in Gwalior, where he received his education.


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After his graduation from National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1986, Piyush Mishra started his career as a theatre actor and went on to write and directed several plays as a part of Act-1 Group (1990-1995). In 1996 he joined Asmita Theatre Group, and performed his Popular one man shows An Evening with Piyush Mishra. He wrote the lyrics for Asmita’s popular plays. Piyush acted as Maniac in operation three star (an adaptation of Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist). Piyush is also known for his performance in Swadesh Deepak’s Court Martial as Surat Singh, first with Ranjeet Kapoor (1991) and later under the direction of Arvind Gaur (1996).

Piyush Mishra directed Comedy of Terror play for Shriram Centre [2] Mishra has also acted in a television series, Rajdhani, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia for Star TV.


In a recent interview given to The Indian Express,Piyush Mishra affirmed that he was in contention for the role of Prem, played by Salman Khan,in the Bollywood blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya.

Mishra made his film debut with Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se in 1998, though he continued to stay in Delhi to pursue theatre. His transition from playwright to screen writer happened when he wrote the dialogues for Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2001 film The Legend of Bhagat Singh, which was inspired in part by Mishra’s critically acclaimed play on Bhagat Singh - Gagan Damama Bajyo.


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  • taruntt

    After a long time heard any hindi poet singing veer ras and that too with a completly new way, Seems to me like hindi rock i am waiting for more from him

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • beatfanatic

    loved him in gulaal and the music is excellent too

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tezaster

    Yeh Duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai!!

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • vaidabhishek

    Great, great Composer ... !!! Hats off .. with all the respect !!! AViD

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dsatyam

    well aarambh hai prachand is awesome! reminds me of veer ras poetry!

    21 Mar 2009 Reply

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