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Hanif Zaveri

Hanif Zaveri is an author, journalist, actor and playwright residing in Mumbai. A student of Maharashtra College of Arts Science and Commerce Mumbai, he has worked as a freelance film journalist, and interviewed eminent film personalities from Ashok Kumar to Dilip Kumar. He wrote, directed and acted in the play Naqli Nawab for Stage Arts International. A member of Indian People Theatre Association (IPTA), he worked with M.S. Sathyu, Ramesh Talwar, Shabana Azmi, A.K. Hangal, Anjan Srivastava, Manmohan Krishna, Sulbha Arya, Sudhir Panday and Rakesh Bedi. He worked as chief reporter for the film weekly Film City. He acted in the Doordarshan serial Babaji Ka Bioscope and wrote the documentary Khatti Meethi Yaadein. He is the author of Mehmood: A Man of Many Moods. Apart form writing, he also works as an administrative officer for the construction company RNA Builders (NG).

Sumant Batra is India’s number one insolvency lawyer, as rated by Legal 500. As senior international consultant to the IMF, World Bank Group, OECD and other development institutions, he has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. He is the founder and architect of a number of innovative creative projects to promote Indian heritage, culture, art and literature. An avid collector, he probably has the largest collection of Indian cinema memorabilia, has set up Chitrashala, a private museum of Indian vintage graphic art and has curated a boutique hotel in the Himalayas using his collection. He is the author of The Indians, a coffeetable book that included a foreword by Cherie Blair.

Books by the author

An Actor’s Actor

An Actor’s Actor

Hanif Zaveri, Sumant Batra
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