Mukesh Chhabra is at the forefront of a new breed of casting directors in India. After training for two years to understand the craft of acting from Sriram Center (receiving a diploma in Acting), and seven plus years in Delhi teaching for NGOs and children with Theater In Education (TIE) in tandem with the National School of Drama, he joined the film industry in Mumbai in 2007.
After assisting several film crews with the job of casting, Mukesh made a name for himself as a casting director with films like Chillar Party, Kai Po Che and so on. Today, the biggest names in the industry like Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj, Aamir Khan, and AR Rahman all choose MCCC for their casting needs. Smaller-budget filmmakers whose films target the festival circuit also rely on his unique talent to find them the correct ensemble cast. Mukesh and his team pride themselves in bringing the same attention to detail to all projects in their care.
Other film projects his team have undertaken include: Dangal, Tamasha, Raman Raghav 2.0, Haider, Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Love Aaj Kal, Rangoon, PK, Trishna among many others detailed at http://www.mccc.in.
In recognition of his outstanding work he has been made a member of the Casting Association of America (CSA).
Mukesh Chhabra also has over 500 TVCs to his credit as Casting Director. Few of the production houses that he and his team have associated with are – Nirvana Films, Footcandles, Chrome Pictures, Canvas Films, Curious, 30 Seconds to Fame, Red Ice, Breathless Films, Opticus and Good Morning Films.
- Recipient of Stardust Award, 2016 for Special Recognition of Casting Director
- Recipient of Best Casting Director, 2016 at Haryana International Film Festival
- Recipient of 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards (2013) – Best Ensemble Cast
- Speaker of Influence at Horizons 2017 at IIM – Kozhikode
- Masterclass faculty at IFTDA