Milan Luthria


Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 28 January 1968
  • Place Of Birth: India
  • Occupation: Director


Milan Luthria is an Indian film director who works in Hindi films. He is best known as the director of Ajay Devgan’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai. He is the nephew of producer and director Mahesh Bhatt.

Early Life

Milan is the son of Arjun Luthria, who is the brother of Bollywood actor Sudhir. Milan’s mother is a first cousin of directors Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt (their mother, Shirin Bhatt, was the younger sister of Milan’s maternal grandmother).



Starting his career as an assistant director to Dharmesh Darshan for Lootere in 1993, Luthria made his directorial debut in 1999 with the action thriller film Kachche Dhaage. The film, released under the Tips Films banner, starred Ajay Devgan as a smuggler on the Rajasthan-Kashmir, Pakistan border and Saif Ali Khan, on the run from the Border Security Force, the Central Bureau of Investigation, and the border mafia. Luthria shot the film in Rajasthan and Switzerland. The film received a mixed reception. Although the photography of the film was praised with the scenic backdrop of the Rajasthani desert and the green valleys and snow-capped peaks of Switzerland, it was seen as a weaker film than that of Soldier, a film with similar theme which had been released the year before.

Milan Luthria is an Indian director best known for the movies Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai (2011) and The Dirty Picture (2012). Nephew of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Milan began his career in 1993 as an assistant director to Dharmesh Darshan for the movie Lootere. Six years later, he went on to make his directorial debut with the action movie Kachche Dhaage (1999) starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan. He has since then directed movies such as Deewar (2004), Taxi Number 9211 (2006), Hattrick (2007), and Once Upon A TIme In Mumbaai Dobara (2013). His 2017 release includes the movie Baadshaho starring Ajav Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, and Ileana D’Cruz.