, Gwalior, India
Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer, scriptwriter. Mishra made his Bollywood debut with Mani Ratnam's `Dil Se` in 1998. His transition from playwright to screen writer happened when he wrote the dialogues for Rajkumar Santoshi's 2001 film `The Legend of Bhagat Singh`, which was inspired in part by Mishra's critically acclaimed play on Bhagat Singh - `Gagan Damama Bajyo`. It won him the Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue (2003). Mishra won accolades for his performance as Kaka in Vishal Bhardwaj's 2003 film `Maqbool`, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. He wrote his own dialogues for his performance as Hafeez (Huffy) Bhai in `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` (2007), and delivered them in poetry style.
Piyush hails from Gwalior but moved to Delhi to graduate from National School of Drama (NSD) 1986.
Starting out as a theatre actor in Delhi, he set up the theatre group, ‘Act One’ 1990, with founder-director NK Sharma and stage actors like Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi.