|Born||17 June 1988 (age 32)|
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
|Years active||2014- present|
Vaibhav Bist (born on 17 June 1988) is an Indian film writer, director, actor, author, and poet working in the Hindi film industry. Along with writing a mainstream Bollywood film and directing several awards winning short films till date, he has also written and directed a six-episode comedy web series for GEMPLEX OTT, Mumbai. In 2020, he also released his three back to back books on Amazon Kindle – two fiction novels  and . His third book is on film making and writing by the name of DIRECTOR’S CUT
Early Life and Education
Born in New Delhi, he hails from the state of Uttarakhand where his family currently resides. Though he keeps shuffling between Mumbai, Dehradun, New Delhi, and Chandigarh for his shootings. Vaibhav studied till higher secondary at Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, and in 2002 after being shifted to Dehradun with his family, he passed senior secondary from Doon International School, Dehradun. He then graduated with a B.Tech degree in Productions from DEHRADUN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ( currently DIT university, Dehradun). During his engineering college days, he developed a love for writing stories that slowly culminated into an interest in film making too. Hence after completing his B. Tech with first-class grades, he joined INDIAN FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE, Meerut for a diploma in acting and film making. There he was trained in acting and film-making craft by veterans such as K.Paintal, Late Saroj Khan, and Adil Aman to name a few. He has got some special skills in writing out of the box scripts and concepts that his colleagues swear by indeed.
Vaibhav Bist started as an assistant director and supporting actor in the 2014 sports drama film KHWAABB produced by , a comedy film released on 27 July 2018 where he was the main writer and BULLS EYE ENTERTAINMENT, NEW DELHI. The film released on 9 May 2014 to a pan-India level. His second film WHEN OBAMA LOVED OSAMA also played a good comic role. In between the two Bollywood films, he directed almost 25 short films, out of which 4 went on to win awards in various categories in Dehradun International film festival, 2016 and 2017 In 2018, he directed and released a short horror film DAAKNI, based on local folklore of hills, on youtube that went on to gross 10 million views within no time, creating a record of a most-viewed short film from Uttarakhand. Even the local print media covered the news. His latest science fiction short film PAANI based on SAVE THE WATER theme has generated good reviews from the audience both on youtube and the AMAZON PRIME US OTT portal. Again, Paani became the first short film to enter AMAZON PRIME from Uttarakhand. In 2018, he wrote and directed a six-episode comedy web series BOLLYWOOD GURUKUL for another OTT named GEMPLEX based in Mumbai. The series also garnered positive reviews from the audience. Over the years, Vaibhav has created a niche for himself in comedy and thriller genres of storytelling, which according to him are his favorite genres too. His works are mostly based on local folklore, true incidents, science fiction, time travel, and day to day comedy that a common man witness in his life. In 2019, he established his production house GREAT HEIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT in Dehradun, where he is willing to work for his state and culture along with targeting PAN-INDIA topics of story.
Filmography (some noticeable works)
|YEAR||FILM / WEB SERIES||DIRECTOR||ACTOR||WRITER||PRODUCER|
|2017||30 Days ki Love story||YES||YES||YES|
|WHEN OBAMA LOVED OSAMA||YES||YES|
He is currently working on two Feature film length scripts tentatively titled as PREM TRIKON (a horror comedy) and 1995 : Kabhi Aisa Bhi Hua Thaa ( a suspense thriller) for OTT platforms, that he would direct once the prevailing COVID scenario is over.
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