PILF Speakers 2017

Piyush Jha

Piyush Jha is an acclaimed film director, ad filmmaker and the author of bestselling crime-fiction novels.
A student political leader at university, he pursued a career in advertising management after acquiring an MBA degree. Later, he switched tracks, first to make commercials for some of the country’s largest brands, and then to write and direct feature films.
Piyush’s films Chalo America, King of Bollywood and Sikandar explore genres from comedy to suspense, and are noted for the unconventionality of the subject matter and for their relevance to contemporary society.
Piyush’s novels Mumbaistan, Compass Box Killer and Anti-Social Network and Raakshas- India’s No.1 Serial Killer are hard-boiled page-turners that explore the gritty, noir landscape of crime-fiction in Mumbai.
Currently, Piyush is developing a crime-based fiction TV show for a leading entertainment channel, and he’s also working on his next feature film as a director/writer.
The Great Indian Bowel Movement is Piyush’s return to a genre that he originally started telling his stories in - satire.

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