Mahesh Bhatt

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Date of Birth : 20 September 1949
Birthname : NA

Mini Biography :
His father is Hindu Brahmin and mother a Shia Muslim. His daughter Pooja is married to Munish Makhija alias Udham Singh. His nephew is another film director Vikram Bhatt. His wife’s name is Soni Razdan, an actress herself in her own right.

Bhatt began his career as an assistant to Hindi director Raj Khosla. He often took inspiration for his films from his own personal life and experience, like highlighting personal narratives of illegitimate birth and extra-marital romance in critically acclaimed films such as Arth (1982), Janam (1985) and Naam (1986). Bhatt’s films show an unusual engagement with the psychological damage arising from infringement of social norms, situations which are characteristic deep mental/emotion damage and trauma. These films provided challenges of characterization to their actors, who included both parallel and mainstream stars. Bhatt himself is known for making both art films with realistic topics and commercial films which include a wide division of action, comedy and thriller films.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Kartoos (1999)
  2. Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999)
  3. Zakhm (1998)
  4. Angaaray (1998)
  5. Duplicate (1998)
  6. “Kabhie Kabhie” (1997) TV Series
  7. Tamanna (1997)
  8. Dastak (1996)
  9. Chaahat (1996)
  10. Papa Kahte Hain (1996)
  11. Naajayaz (1995)
  12. Criminal (1995)
  13. Milan (1995)
  14. “A Mouthful of Sky” (1995) TV Series
  15. “Swabhimaan” (1995) TV Series
  16. Naaraaz (1994)
  17. The Gentleman (1994)
  18. Tadipaar (1993)
  19. Gumrah (1993)
  20. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)
  21. Sir (1993)
  22. Gunaah (1993)
  23. Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993)
  24. Junoon (1992)
  25. Saatwan Aasman (1992)
  26. Sadak (1991)
  27. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)
  28. Saathi (1991)
  29. Swayam (1991)
  30. Jurm (1990)
  31. Aashiqui (1990)
  32. Awaargi (1990)
  33. Daddy (1989) (TV)
  34. Kabzaa (1988)
  35. Siyasat (1988)
  36. Thikana (1987)
  37. ‘Kaash’ (1987)
  38. Aaj (1987)
  39. Naam (1986)
  40. Aashiana (1986)
  41. Janam (1985) (TV)
  42. Saaransh (1984)
  43. Arth (1982)
  44. Abhimanyu (1980)
  45. Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979)
  46. Naya Daur (1978)
  47. Vishwasghaat (1977)
  48. Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974)
  49. Sakat (????)

As Producer :

  1. Gangster (2006) (producer)
  2. Aisa Kyon Hota Hain (2005) (producer)
  3. Footpath (2003) (producer)
  4. Raaz (2002) (executive producer)
  5. Do Rahain (1997) (executive producer)
  6. Gudgudee (1997) (executive producer)
  7. Papa Kahte Hain (1996) (producer)
  8. Bhairavi (1996) (executive producer)
  9. Sardari Begum (1996) (executive producer)
  10. Haque (1991) (producer)
  11. Naya Daur (1978) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Woh Lamhe (2006) (story)
  2. Gangster (2006) (story)
  3. Nazar (2005)
  4. Zeher (2005) (screenplay)
  5. Rog (2005)
  6. Murder (2004) (as Mahesh Bhat)
  7. Paap (2003) (written by)
  8. Inteha (2003)
  9. Footpath (2003) (screenplay)
  10. Jism (2003) (written by)
  11. Gunaah (2002) (screenplay)
  12. Raaz (2002) (written by)
  13. Kasoor (2001) (written by)
  14. Sangharsh (1999)
  15. Zakhm (1998) (screenplay) (story)
  16. Dushman (1998) (screenplay)
  17. Dil Kitna Nadan Hai (1997)
  18. Tamanna (1997) (story)
  19. Haque (1991) (screenplay) (story)
  20. ‘Kaash’ (1987) (story)
  21. Janam (1985) (TV)
  22. Saaransh (1984) (dialogue) (screenplay) (story)
  23. Arth (1982) (written by)

As Actor :

  1. Ho Sakta Hai (2006) (voice)
  2. Haque (1991)
  3. Andhi Gali (1984)
Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Award for Technical Excellence Best Screenplay
for: Raaz (2002)

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Filmfare Award Best Story
for: Zakhm (1998)

1992 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)

1985 Won Filmfare Award Best Story
for: Saaransh (1984)

1984 Won Filmfare Award Best Screenplay
for: Arth (1982)

Moscow International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1985 Won Special Prize for: Saaransh (1984)

Nominated Golden Prize for: Saaransh (1984)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Technical Award Best Screenplay
for: Raaz (2002)

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