Jaideep Sahni is an Indian screenwriter, songwriter and producer, most known for screenplays in films including `Company` (2002), `Khosla Ka Ghosla `(2006) and `Chak De! India `(2007). He works currently with Yash Raj Films. As a lyricist, he's most known for theme song, `Chak De India`. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue as well as Best Story for `Company` (2002), followed by Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for `Khosla Ka Ghosla` (2006).
Jaideep turned lyricist after jam sessions with Palash Sen's rock band, Euphoria. He turned to screenwriting after discovering the screenplay for film `Gandhi` in a New Delhi bookshop at the age of 27. His first film, `Jungle` (2000), directed by Ram Gopal Verma, was a critical failure, but a commercial success.
Their second film, `Company` (film), a commercial and critical success was nominated for eleven Filmfare Awards and won seven of them. Post `Company`, he worked with Dibakar Banerjee in `Khosla Ka Ghosla` which was well received by critics and met with reasonable box office success. He went on to be the screenwriter for the film `Bunty Aur Babli`, directed by Shaad Ali which was a box office success. His film, `Aaja Nachle`, directed by Anil Mehta was not well received by critics and was a box office flop. His next film `Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year`, was a box office failure despite the critical acclaim it received.
Jaideep also has films like 'Dil bole Hadippa', 'Tere Bin Laden' and 'Dum Maro Dum' credited to his name.
His latest film is Yash Raj Films' 'Shuddh Desi Romance', for which Jaideep is the story writer.