Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director, writer, actor and producer who has delivered prolific work in Hindi Cinema. Mehta started his career in television with his show Khana Khazana (1993–2000) and later moved on to films like Jayate (1999), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) and Chhal (2002). He is best known for Shahid (2013) for which he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Direction. He then went on to direct City Lights (2014), Aligarh (2016), Simran (2017), Omerta (2018) and Scam 1992 (2020).