- Prasoon Joshi started his career in advertising in New Delhi
- He debuted as lyricist with Rajkumar Santoshi's Lajja
- Prasoon Joshi has won Best Lyricist National Award twice
As Prasoon Joshi gears up for his new position, we take a look at his journey in Bollywood so far.
Prasoon Joshi was born to classical vocalists Sushma and DK Joshi. DK Joshi was a PCS officer in Uttarakhand and later became the state's director of Education Service while Susham Joshi was a political science lecturer and had also performed for the All India Radio. Prasoon Joshi holds an MSc degree in Physics and an MBA degree from IMT Ghaziabad. He published his first book, titled Main Aur Who, when he was only 17. The book is reportedly inspired by Frederich Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. Mr Joshi's status as a bona-fide author was cemented after he published two more books. Sunshine Lanes was his last book, which he launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2013.
After completing his MBA, Prasoon Joshi joined advertising film Ogilvy & Mather and after a decade became the company's Executive Creative Director (in Mumbai). He joined McCann-Erickson in 2002 and remained there for many years.
Mr Joshi also wrote the lyrics for the anthem of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
We wish Prasoon Joshi best of luck for his new (and crucial) role in Bollywood.