Dhani gained a Bachelors Degree from Jakarta Arts Institute in 2004, majoring in Film Study. He then obtained a scholarship to gain a Masters Degree in Film Distribution from University Paris 3, France in 2008.
Dhani won Best Documentary at the Festival Documenter Jogjakarta 2008 for his short documentaries; Paris Dream, Paris Dream Continued and Restaurant Indonesia.
In 2007, he was selected to participate in a 2 month documentary summer course in La Femis, the most prestigious Film School in France.
He also works in film promotion for films including Babies, Lourdes, Home and Oceans for 21 Cineplex.
In January 2011 he was invited by the USA State Department to study in the film industry for 3 weeks in America.
Since 2004, he also teaches at Jakarta Arts Institute as a lecturer and in 2010 also taught at the Binus International Film School. Over the years he has written articles for INA Global web, and continues to write articles about Indonesian cinema for a publisher in France.