Punit Malhotra is an Indian film director. His first film, I Hate Luv Storys, made on a budget of 25 crores grossed over 60 crores at the box office. Before directing, he was into modelling and has done a number of commercials and short films. He is the nephew of famous Indian designer Manish Malhotra. Manish was the costume designer for I Hate Luv Storys starring Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan.
Malhotra worked as an assistant director on Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho, Amol Palekar's Paheli and Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana.