Shashank Khaitan is an Indian film writer, director, former actor and recently turned producer, who is known for his work in Hindi cinema. He has directed films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which released in 2017. His work on the latter garnered him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director. His film Dhadak (2018) is an adaptation of the Marathi film Sairat. Later, in 2019, he turned into a producer at Dharma Productions, his first production being Good Newwz.
Shashank is an offensive right-back or wing-back who is known in particular for his pace, stamina, overlapping attacking runs and technical skills which also enable him to play in midfield or as a winger; he is also gifted with good crossing accuracy and distribution which allows him to link up with midfielders and makes him an effective assist provider along the right flank. In addition to his ability to create chances he is an accurate striker of the ball.