Sudhir Mishra started off as an assistant director and scriptwriter in 1983 for 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron' and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Khamosh'. He made his directorial debut with 'Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin' in 1987 for which he received the National Film Award. He went on to make highly appreciated films including 'Main Zinda Hoon', 'Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin' and 'Chameli'. His most acclaimed film to date has been 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi'. In 2011, he also directed 'Yeh Saali Zindagi' starring Irrfan Khan and Chitrangda Singh.