Abbas Tyrewala is a dialogue and screenplay writer, director and actor.
He studied at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai but dropped off before completing his studies. He is married to Pakhi Tyrewala, who made her debut in Bollywood opposite John Abraham in the film “Jhoota Hi Sahi” in 2010.
He quit college and started working with Ogilvy and Mather PR Agency where he wrote the jingle for “Cema Extra Bright Tubelight” in 1993. A year later, he left and joined Cinevista as a creative consultant. He quit Cinevista in 2000 and became a full time writer.
Abbas Tyrewala entered Bollywood as a lyricist in the film “Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar” in 2000. He also wrote the lyrics for the 2001 films “Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega” and “Tere Liye”. He debuted as a dialogue writer in Santosh Sivan’s 2001 film “Asoka” starring Shah Rukh Khan.
In 2003, he wrote the lyrics and dialogues for the film “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.” He wrote the screenplay for the film “Maqbool” in 2004 but unfortunately, it flopped. He went on to direct his first film “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” in 2008 which was, incidentally also the debut film of Imraan Khan, Aamir Khan’s nephew.