Mahendra Jakhar is an author, filmmaker and screenwriter. His is debut novel was “The Butcher of Benares”, a crime-thriller also published by Westland. It was rated as one of 2014’s best crime fiction debuts by www.livemint.com.
He is an ex-journalist who worked as a crime reporter with a leading English daily in New Delhi for over 6 years before shifting to Mumbai. He started his scriptwriting career with director, Mahesh Bhatt and went on to write scripts for various filmmakers — Ashwini Chaudhary, Tiggmanshu Dhulia, Abhinav Kashyap, Hansal Mehta and Sunil Bohra. He also dabbled in writing scripts for various TV shows and documentaries.