Meet the
heart of
mccc

Mukesh Chhabra

(Casting Director, Director, Acting Coach, Writer)

Meet the heart of mccc

Mukesh Chhabra is the driving force behind streamlining the casting process in the Hindi Film Industry. After training for 2 years to understand the craft of acting from Shri Ram Centre, he completed 9 years acting and teaching with the ‘Theatre in Education’ Company (TIE) affiliated with the National School of Drama in India.
Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company, founded in 2008, has grown to become the leading casting company in India.

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With an eye for talent, Mukesh Chhabra has discovered faces like Rajkummar Rao, Sushant Singh Rajput, Mrunal Thakur, Pratik Gandhi, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh. MCCC believes in nurturing new talents to carve a niche in the big bustling world of Hindi Cinema.

Directorial debut with

DIL BECHARA

Directorial debut with

DIL BECHARA

Today, the biggest directors in the industry like Rajkumar Hirani, Nitesh Tiwari, Richie Mehta, Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan, Abhishek Kapoor, Aanand L. Rai, Anurag Kashyap, Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K., Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sooraj Barjatya, A.R. Rahman, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and producers like Sajid Nadiadwala, Karan Johar, Bhushan Kumar, Ekta Kapoor and many more all choose MCCC for their casting needs. Mukesh and his team take pride in themselves in bringing attention to detail to all projects in their care.

In recognition of his outstanding work he has been made a member of the Casting Association of America (CSA).

our
work

MCCC is the most sought after casting company in the Indian film Industry having cast for 300+ movies 100+ web series and 500+ ads. We aim to bring together a distinctive and remarkable cast for every project that we are a part of. Some of the movies and web-series MCCC has cast for are 83, Brahmastra, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK, Sanju, Dangal, Gangs of Wasseypur, Scam 1992, Delhi Crime, The Family Man among others. Mukesh Chhabra has revolutionised the casting process by bringing new perspective into the system.

mccc in
news

My focus while casting is talent: Mukesh Chhabra

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra is on an appreciation high after Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' won the International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series. Read More

It Will Strengthen Our Work Culture & Cinema

Mukesh Chhabra On Welcoming New Talent In Bollywood: “It Will Strengthen Our Work Culture & Cinema” Read More

The casting director made his feature directorial debut with last year’s Sushant Singh Rajput-led ‘Dil Bechara’

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra says he aims to nurture honesty in actor’s performance Read More

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra on the craft of acting, upcoming projects and more.

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra: Would urge aspiring actors to practice their craft Read More

Mukesh Chhabra On 83: “It Took Me More Than A Year To Cast”

The trailer of the Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 has galvanised the audience. While the film showcases the historic Indian cricket team and their journey to winning the 1983 World Cup, it’s also the film’s casting that has grabbed eyeballs. Read More

Exclusive! Casting Director Mukesh Chhabra

'When It Comes To Representation, We Try To Go As Close To Reality, But To Make A Film You Need An Actor' Read More

Author

Mukesh Chhabra is also the author of book Moongphali along with Neha Singh which is a 8 stories book for children.

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All About
Acting

KHIDKIYAAN

Theatre festival

BOLTI
KHIDKIYAAN

Short film festival

NANHI
KHIDKIYAAN

Acting workshop for children

Awards and
Recognition

JUST ACT

Acting workshop for adults

mccc in
news

My focus while casting is talent: Mukesh Chhabra

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra is on an appreciation high after Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' won the International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series. Read More

It Will Strengthen Our Work Culture & Cinema

Mukesh Chhabra On Welcoming New Talent In Bollywood: “It Will Strengthen Our Work Culture & Cinema” Read More

The casting director made his feature directorial debut with last year’s Sushant Singh Rajput-led ‘Dil Bechara’

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra says he aims to nurture honesty in actor’s performance Read More

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra on the craft of acting, upcoming projects and more.

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra: Would urge aspiring actors to practice their craft Read More

Mukesh Chhabra On 83: “It Took Me More Than A Year To Cast”

The trailer of the Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 has galvanised the audience. While the film showcases the historic Indian cricket team and their journey to winning the 1983 World Cup, it’s also the film’s casting that has grabbed eyeballs. Read More

Exclusive! Casting Director Mukesh Chhabra

'When It Comes To Representation, We Try To Go As Close To Reality, But To Make A Film You Need An Actor' Read More

My focus while casting is talent: Mukesh Chhabra

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra is on an appreciation high after Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' won the International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series. Read More

The casting director made his feature directorial debut with last year’s Sushant Singh Rajput-led ‘Dil Bechara’

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra says he aims to nurture honesty in actor’s performance Read More

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra on the craft of acting, upcoming projects and more.

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra: Would urge aspiring actors to practice their craft Read More

Mukesh Chhabra On 83: “It Took Me More Than A Year To Cast”

The trailer of the Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 has galvanised the audience. While the film showcases the historic Indian cricket team and their journey to winning the 1983 World Cup, it’s also the film’s casting that has grabbed eyeballs. Read More

Mukesh Chhabra On 83: “It Took Me More Than A Year To Cast”

The trailer of the Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 has galvanised the audience. While the film showcases the historic Indian cricket team and their journey to winning the 1983 World Cup, it’s also the film’s casting that has grabbed eyeballs. Read More

Exclusive! Casting Director Mukesh Chhabra

'When It Comes To Representation, We Try To Go As Close To Reality, But To Make A Film You Need An Actor' Read More

Life at mccc

At the core of MCCC’s work culture is it's unflinching commitment to fulfill the exact requirements of the defined screen roles. MCCC is a thriving workspace where creative minds come together to put together the perfect cast to facilitate the director's dream.

TC CHHABRA

(Head of MCCC)

Tarachand Chhabra, an ex government employee is an entrepreneur heading the MCCC family with a great vision to accomplish the heights where no one has ever reached. Coming from a middle class family in Jalandhar, Punjab, Tarachand Chhabra has come a long way. Along with being an entrepreneur Mr. Chhabra is also very passionate about Music & Art.

What they have
to say

testimonials

rajkumar Hirani

Director of Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK

"To find the right actor to play a character, big or small requires, one, immense understanding of the script and two, a keen eye to find an artist who has the ability to portray the character that he is to play. Having worked with Mukesh Chhabra, it has made me realize that he not only has an eye for talent but also the patience and commitment, required to ease the casting worry of a Director. Mukesh stands by you, takes his work seriously, to the extent that he even creates a set like environment for all his auditions, putting props, getting right costume, giving the actor a look and sometimes even back ground music. He ensures that even the surroundings play its role in getting the actor into character, thus raising the standard of his audition to a superior quality. I enjoy working with him."

Imtiaz Ali

Director of Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Tamasha

"Mukesh Chhabra has opened our eyes to what good casting can do to a film. It is because if him that casting is a serious department in Hindi movies today. He has also unearthed fantastic actors who might have otherwise faded away. I see Mukesh's effort as a big service to the world of performance. Personally, he has brought a lot of value to my films and I thank him for that. Best wishes to you Mukesh, a lot depends on you.."

Sudhir Mishra

Director of Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Chameli, Hostages

I am very hands on with casting in my films. I usually find myself rewriting the film as I go from script to pre-production to shoot and then the post with edit, music, sound etc. I have worked with Mukesh in countless projects. And in each one of those, in my experience, I have been surprised by his innate skill of understanding the emotional landscape of each character we are casting. I usually have a thought in my mind about a character and Mukesh comes up with some talent which is “out of the box”, as he says very fondly, but I am assured working with him for so long that he knows how I am looking at that character and is presenting me with another version of my own vision.

Kabir Khan

Director of New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan

"Over the years I have admired the casting that Mukesh had done for various films. Bajrangi Bhaijaan has a varied palette of characters & so naturally my first choice for the casting director was Mukesh. If my characters have come alive in the film then a large part of the credit for that goes to Mukesh for getting the correct actors to portray those characters"

Abhishek Kapoor

Director of Rock On, Kai Po Che, Fitoor

"Working with Mukesh chhabra has been a revelation for me. His understanding of characters and relentless quest for perfect casting has been most crucial for "kai po che." In a lopsided industry where the stars dictate, Mukesh is the man who can help a film maker rise above the buckling pressure of the star system and deliver a pure vision. He is a priceless asset.

Hansal Mehta

Director of Shahid, City Lights

Honestly, I had no idea that casting directors made such a huge difference to filmmaking until I met Mukesh. I thought I did a decent job of casting in some of my earlier films. But today I am in the midst of completing what I believe is my most honest work to date and credit for helping me retain that honesty throughout the making of "Shahid' goes to the stellar cast put together by Mukesh. He argued, fought and at times made many independent decisions - all of them benefitted the film immensely. Attention to character, performance and a unique audition style make Mukesh a truly special casting director. Thank you Mukesh Chhabra. Because of you I am now living an entirely new life as a filmmaker"

Anurag Kashyap

Director of Gangs Of Wasseypur, Ugly, Bombay Velvet

"For me 50% of my film is made if it's cast right...but its difficult to find a casting director with that eye for detail and someone who works closely with actors to turn them into characters, that fit the call. Mukesh is someone i discovered through Chillar Party. I found the casting in that film was spot on and i wanted to know who has done it. After meeting him, he has been a permanent fixture of our productions so much so that we operate from the same premises."

Tigmanshu Dhulia

Director of Sahib Biwi Gangster, Sahib Biwi Gangster Returns

"Mukesh chhabra has taken the art of casting direction to a very respectable and creative level he understands the director and the space of the script with great precision.

Vikas Bahl

Director of Chillar Party, Queen, Shaandar

"Mukesh is not a Casting Director. He is the guy who brings your film alive. He is your partner in crime from 1st day till eventuality.I am glad i met my partner Mukesh Chhabra from my first film itself.

Nishikant Kamat

Director of Force, Madari, Rocky Handsome

"Mukesh Chabra as a casting director has been a revelation. His sense of understanding the script and the characters is immaculate. A lot of credit for films like Chillar Party, Gangs of Waseypur to be successful definitely goes to superb casting apart from the fact that they are wonderful films. Mukesh has made many of us dependent on him for correct casting. We as filmmakers at times are not aware of the constant in flow of wonderful talent in this industry,but with fukesh around we all can rely on him without hesitation. His energy and hunger for perfect casting is commendable and his eye for fresh talent is unbelievable. Way to go Mukesh.

Vishal Bhardwaj

Director of Omkara, Maqbool, Haider

"Mukesh Chhabra is the kind of casting director that gets emotionally involved and invested in the project he takes up. He will be so passionate about getting the right actor for the right role that his enthusiasm will only equate that of the director. With his incredibly resourceful team he will makè sure no stone is unturned in search of the perfect casting for each and every role in the film. ‘Haider' would not have been what it turned out to be if it hadn't been for the wonderful actors that Mukesh and his team lined up for me."

Nikhil Advani

Director of Kal Ho Na Ho, D-Day, Katti Batti

"When a casting director understands the pressure of nailing a particular character but, still prefers not to compromise or just give in you know you have hit upon the right guy. Mukesh works for the film! Relentless and unwavering, he likes to push not only the various options that he feels will work for the character, but also himself and his team. He encourages them to think out of the box so that the suggestions and options look refreshing and very different. He likes to suprise not shock and that is a very key component of the casting process.."

Anubhav Sinha

Ra.one, Article 15, Thappad

Mukesh Chhabra brings unparalleled skill to the field of casting. I love working with him because of his sensitive approach towards complex characters, which is complimented by his instinct and understanding of storytelling. Mukesh's eclectic choices and fresh perspective add another dimension to my characters. He is one of the few casting directors in the industry who continues to surprise us with his work.

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