Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Mini Biography :
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Devanagari is a highly acclaimed Indian film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. Bhansali has adopted the middle name “Leela” as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali.
His debut film Khamoshi: The Musical was the touching narration of a daughters struggle to communicate with her deaf mute parents. Acclaimed by all the film garnered a bouquet of awards and Bhansali emerged as a director to watch. It proved to be a rewarding watch. His next film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam showcased another facet of the director enveloping the simple story of relationship, with visual splendour and an aura of celebration and festivity which bore a very individualistic stamp. Stupendous success and awards came his way. His next film Devdas was Bhansali’s ode to India’s best known love story.

This musical and visual extravaganza received a standing ovation at Cannes, where it premiered. It won many awards and was India’s official entry to the Oscars. Then came Black, his most compelling film to date. Time Magazine (Europe) selected the film as one of the 10 Best Movies of the Year 2005 from across the globe. The movie was positioned at number five. His works include Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), starring Salman Khan, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas and Manisha Koirala; Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan; Devdas, starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit and Black (2005) starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and child artiste Ayesha Kapoor.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Saawariya (2007)
  2. Black (2005)
  3. Devdas (2002/I)
  4. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  5. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

As Producer :

  1. Saawariya (2007) (producer)
  2. Black (2005) (producer)
  3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Black (2005) (screenplay)
  2. Devdas (2002/I) (screenplay)
  3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  4. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
  5. 1942: A Love Story (1993) (screenplay)

As Editor :

  1. “Bharat Ek Khoj” (1988)
Nomination And Awards
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Award for Artistic Excellence Best Story
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Shared with:
Pratap Karvat

Direction
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Award for Technical Excellence Best Screenplay
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

BAFTA Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Film not in the English Language
for: Devdas (2002/I)
Shared with:
Bharat Shah

Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2006 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Black (2005)

Best Film
for: Black (2005)

Best Film – Critics
for: Black (2005)

2003 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Devdas (2002/I)

2000 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Best Film
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

1997 Won Filmfare Award Best Film – Critics
for: Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

MTV Asia Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Asian Film Award for: Devdas (2002/I)

National Film Awards, India
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Golden Lotus Award Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
for: Devdas (2002/I)
Shared with:
Bharat Shah (producer)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Screen Best Director
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Popular Award Best Director
for: Devdas (2002/I)

2000 Won Popular Award Best Director
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Best Film
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Best Story
for: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Shared with:
Pratap Karvat

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