Director and screenwriter best known for the National Film Award-winning films Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
He once worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency before becoming a screenwriter.
He directed Love Sex aur Dhokha in 2010, which was the first Indian film ever shot with a digital camera.
He had a daughter with Richa Puranesh.
He directed actor Sunny Deol in the 2012 film Shanghai.