Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for Shahid for which he won the 2013 National Film Award for Best Direction.
Mehta started his career in 1993 with TV cookery show, Khana Khazana, hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor on Zee TV, where he worked till 2000. Meanwhile he also directed several short fiction based series like Love Stories followed by Rishtey
He made his debut as a feature film director with Jayate in 1997, this was followed by Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) based on the issue of migrants in Mumbai.
Shahid was a biographical film on the life of human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered in 2010.