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About Pankaj Dubey
Pankaj Dubey is an Indian Novelist, Screenwriter and Filmmaker based out of Mumbai. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Delhi University and a Masters in Applied Communications from Coventry School of Art and Design, West Midlands, England.
Dubey worked for the BBC World Service in London and TV Today Group in New Delhi. He has curated and programmed more than 50 film festivals across India.
He was awarded with the Youth Icon Award for Social Entrepreneurship in Gulbarga, Karnataka in 2010 for initiating India’s first street film festival for children in slums and villages, the Sadak Chhaap Film Festival.
Dubey's debut novel is called What A Loser! in English and Loser kahin ka! in Hindi. Both the titles have featured in Neilsons' Bestsellers list. What A Loser! was also awarded with the The Best First Published Book of the Author Award in Lit'OFest Mumbai in Feb'2015.
Pankaj Dubey is presently Directing a feature film, What A Loser!, adapted from his novel. Besides, his upcoming novels Ishqiyapa-To Hell With Love (English) and Ishqiyapa (Hindi) are about to hit the market in September'2015
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Dubey was born in Ranchi in the Indian state of Jharkhand and grew up in Chaibasa where his father was a Professor of English Literature.
He earned a Bachelors in History (Honors) from Satyawati Co-Educational College (Evening) in 1999. He studied law at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi during 1999-2002, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws. He received a Masters in Applied Communications from Coventry School of Art and Design, West Midlands, England in 2003.
Pankaj Dubey had a brief background in journalism. He joined BBC World Service in London as a Presenter/Journalist in 2003.
Pankaj Dubey debuted as a novelist with What A Loser! in English and Loser kahin ka! in Hindi in 2014. Both titles were National Bestsellers as per Neilsen’s Bestseller List declared on the 14 February 2014 and 7 March 20.
Dubey Produced Geelee (Wet Dreams) The film was directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra. (2013) He worked as script and continuity supervisor for Disney UTV’s 2013 Ghanchakkar, directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. He worked as script supervisor in Chauranga directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra.
Dubey produced Naach Ganesh (Dance of Ganesha), directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, again under Sadak Chhaap Films. The film premiered at Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, in 2011.
Dubey has curated more than 50 film festivals across India. He initiated Pravasi Film Festival (for Indian filmmakers) in 2010. He organised Jagran Film Festival in 2010 and 2011.
Dubey founded a social organization called Society for the Promotion and Inculcation of Human Aspirations (SPRIHA) to work in the area of ‘Empathy Building’ in children by ‘igniting their imagination’ with the help of various media tools in 2002.
Pankaj Dubey won the Youth Icon Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010 in Gulbarga, Karnataka for initiating ‘Sadak Chhaap Film Festival’, India’s First Street Film Festival for Children in Slums and Villages.
Pankaj Dubey won the Navodit Lekhak Award by Hindi Akademi, Govt of Delhi for hi short story Mukhauta in 2002.
Pankaj Dubey's What A Loser! has also been awarded 'The Best First Published Book of the Author Award' in Lit'O Fest, Mumbai in Feb'2015.
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