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.