Sumit Arora Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Sumit Arora

Sumit Arora is an Indian screenwriter and director, who penned the dialogues of films like Stree (2018), The Family Man (2019), and Jawan (2023). He has worked as a scriptwriter for the popular TV series 24 (2013), Dahaad (2023), and Dil Mill Gayye (2007).


Sumit Arora was born in 1991 (age 32 years; as of 2023) in Meerut. He has been very fond of cricket since childhood. He wanted to become a cricketer. Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar were his favourite cricketer. While growing up he realised that his potential was more inclined towards becoming a writer than a cricketer. In an interview, he revealed,

I have been a mad cricket fan since childhood. I wanted to be a cricketer even before I thought of becoming a writer. Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and all my heroes. When I was growing up, that was the only World Cup India had won before 2011. I wanted to be in the cricket team. Then I realised I’m not a good cricketer at all, I’m a good writer.”

Sumit Arora grew up learning Hindi literature from his mother. He completed his primary education at a Hindi medium school and did his graduation in Hindi Literature. In an interview, while recalling his formative years, he said,

I studied in a Hindi medium school. I didn’t know how to speak English. My mother gave me the habit of reading from an early age, I used to read stories from (magazines) like Nandan, and then I graduated to literary magazines like Hans, Gyanodaya, and others. By the age of 17 and 18, I had columns published in Hindi newspapers. Satire was my forte.” [1]Indian Express

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents.

Sumit Arora's father

Sumit Arora’s father


In 2006, at the age of 15, Sumit Arora went to Mumbai to work in Hindi films as a writer. [2]India Times He started writing for television series and shows like Chhoona Hai Aasmaan (2007), Dill Mill Gayye (2007), 24 (2013), and Little Things (season 3-2019, season 4-2021). After gaining success he started getting work in films as a writer. Sumit Arora made his directorial debut with White Shirt, a 2015 short film. Stree, a horror-comedy film in 2018, was his first film as a dialogue writer. He further did dialogue and screenwriting for several popular films and web series like The Family Man (2019), Jawan (2023), Guns & Gulaabs (2023), Ginny Weds Sunny (2020), and 83 (2021). His forthcoming projects include Chandu Champion, which will be released on 14 June 2024.

Dill Mill Gaye poster

Choona Hai Aasmaan poster

Little Things poster

83 film poster

Guns & Gulaabs poster

24 series poster

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • In 2019, Sumit Arora won the Zee Cine Awards, and Star Screen Awards for Best Dialogue for film Stree. Sumit Arora received Star Screen Award for Best Dialogue
  • In 2020, he was awarded the OTT Series Award for

  • In 2022, Sumit Arora was nominated for the title of Best Dialogue for the film 83 at the FOI Online Awards.
  • Sumit Arora won the Jury Award for the IWM Digital Awards in 2022.
  • In 2019, he won the title of Best Debut Director award at the Zee Cine Awards.
  • He won the Best Dialogue award for ‘Jawan’ at the Zee Cine Awards, held in Mumbai, on 10 March 2024.

    Sumit Arora while posing with the 2024 Zee Cine Award

    Sumit Arora while posing with the 2024 Zee Cine Award


  • In an interview, when asked about his writing style, Sumit Arora stated,

    There are two things, I do dialogues on some projects and I do a full script sometimes. Both have different styles. When I get a screenplay, the first thing I try to build in my head is, Who are these people? I have conversations with the directors, and with the screenplay writers. And then I try to write my own about the characters and their world. so that I understand the characters fully well. So I try to know all of that about my characters when I pen their scenes.” [3]Times Of India

  • He is fond of Hindi poetry and has a hobby of writing poetry as well. In an interview, he said

    I do enjoy reading a lot of Hindi poetry. So I do write some poetry for myself which at some point in my life I would like to make a book out of eventually.”

    Sumit Arora's favourite poem

    Sumit Arora’s favourite poem

  • He loves Gulzar’s poetry and his writing style. Other than poetry, his hobbies include photography and travelling. He often posts pictures on his social media handle. Sumit Arora's sunset photography
    Sumit Arora in London

    Sumit Arora in London

    Sumit Arora's photography in Darjeeling

    Sumit Arora’s photography in Darjeeling

    Sumit Arora in Paris

    Sumit Arora in Paris


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