Son of the former president of the Indian Boxing Federation. Worked as a petrol station attendant in Mumbai before entering the movie industry. Decided to become a director after watching Farhan Aktar's Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Debuted as a director and co-writer with the English-speaking psychological drama Being Cyrus (2006). Wife Anaita Shroff Adajania is the fashion director of Vogue India and an award-winning movie costume designer.