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Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(born 20 September 1948) is an Indian film
Indian film
director, producer and screenwriter known for his works exclusively in Hindi cinema. A stand-out film from his earlier period is Saaransh
(1984), screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. It became India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year.[2] The 1986 film Naam was his first piece of commercial cinema. In 1987, he turned producer with the film Kabzaa under the banner, "Vishesh Films", with his brother Mukesh Bhatt. Bhatt went on to become one of the most recognized directors of the Indian film
Indian film
industry in the next decade, giving both art-house works such as Daddy (1989) and Swayam (1991), as well as commercial romantic hits like Awaargi
(1990), Aashiqui
(1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), in which he cast Pooja with actor Aamir Khan. He next directed Sadak
(1991) which remains his highest grossing either directed or produced under the banner, "Vishesh Films". During the 1990s Bhatt won critical acclaim for Sir (1993), along with other hits such as Gumraah (1993) and Criminal (1994). In 1994 he won the National Film Award – Special
Jury Award for directing Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993). In 1999, he directed the autobiographical Zakhm, which has garnered the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Bhatt has produced contemporary films such as Jism, Murder and Woh Lamhe.[3] He co-owns film producing company Vishesh Films
Vishesh Films
with his brother Mukesh Bhatt.[4]


1 Early life and family 2 Mainstream 3 Other professional work 4 Political views 5 Personal life 6 Legacy 7 Filmography 8 Television 9 References 10 External links

Early life and family[edit] Bhatt was born to Nanabhai Bhatt and Shirin Mohammad Ali.[5] Bhatt's father was a Hindu
Gujarati Brahmin
and his mother was a Gujarati Muslim
of Dawoodi Bohra
Dawoodi Bohra
background.[6][7][8] Among his siblings is the Indian film
Indian film
producer Mukesh Bhatt. Bhatt did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga. While still in school, Bhatt started summer jobs to earn money, while also making product advertisements. He was introduced to film director Raj Khosla through acquaintances. Bhatt thus started as assistant director to Khosla. Bhatt married his first wife Kiran (born Lorraine Bright) whom he had met while still a student. His romance with her was the inspiration for his film Aashiqui.[3] Bhatt and Kiran had two children ( Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
and Rahul Bhatt) but his marriage stumbled following the difficulties of his early career. Bhatt later fell in love with actress Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan
and married her.[3] Mainstream[edit] At the age 26, Bhatt made his debut as a director with the film Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain in 1974. His 1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang, starring Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi
and Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
in lead roles, won two Filmfare Awards in 1980:[9] Helen received her first Filmfare as Best Supporting Actress and Madhukar Shinde won it for Best Art Direction. The film did "above average" at the box office.[10] He was noticed and received great critical acclaim with art film Arth (1982), when he turned to his personal life for inspiration but doubt persists as to whether it is an original film. Later, he made many more films taking insights from his personal life wherein he highlighted personal narratives ranging from out-of-wedlock birth, to extramarital affair, and created critically acclaimed works such as Janam (1985) and Saaransh
(1984), an exploration of an old couple's anxieties in a universe governed by arbitrary violence, (1986). Bhatt had one of his biggest releases with musical romance film Aashiqui
(1990), in collaboration with T-Series. The film launched Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal
Anu Agarwal
and Deepak Tijori
Deepak Tijori
in the lead roles and became a major commercial success due to the hugely popular soundtrack by Nadeem-Shravan, which catapulted the music director duo into stardom. He launched his daughter Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
as a lead actress opposite Aamir Khan in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
(1991). The film was a commercial success and hugely acclaimed for its soundtrack. Bhatt's directorial Saathi (1991) was the only major success for Aditya Pancholi
Aditya Pancholi
as a lead actor, thus giving a boost to his career. It was the biggest hit of the actor's career.[citation needed] Bhatt's biggest release during that time was Sir (1993). The film launched Atul Agnihotri
Atul Agnihotri
opposite Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
and Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
was featured in the title role of an aspiring and dedicated teacher. The film was a commercial success and gained critical acclaim for Bhatt's direction and the acting of Shah, Pooja, Agnihotri and Paresh Rawal. The film had an acclaimed and popular soundtrack by Anu Malik, which gave a boost to the music director's stellar career and he joined the league of top music directors of Bollywood. In 1995 he moved to television, then a newly opening medium in India. He made two TV series in 1995: the English language A Mouthful of Sky written by Ashok Banker
Ashok Banker
and the popular Hindi language serial Swabhimaan scripted by writer Shobha De. He directed another TV series, Kabhie Kabhie, in 1997 which was written by Anurag Kashyap, Vinta Nanda and Kamlesh Kunti Singh. He is known to have copied many Hollywood movies into mainstream Hindi movies without even acknowledging it. For example, Fugitive was remade in Hindi as Criminal. He has many times copied portion of Hollywood movie scene and enacts into his films. Following this, he directed dramas like Dastak (1996), the debut film of Miss Universe 1994-turned-actress Sushmita Sen, and Tamanna (1997), and tried his hand at comedy with Duplicate in 1998. Zakhm
(1998) based on the Mumbai riots of 1993.

Bhatt with Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
at the success party for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai in 2010

His last film as director was Kartoos
(1999). Thereafter, Bhatt retired a director and took to screenwriting, churning out stories and screenplays for over twenty films, many of which were box-office successes, like Dushman, Raaz, Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Woh Lamhe (2006), based on the life of actress Parveen Babi, along with many more. His banner vishesh films still continues operating today as one of Indian Cinemas leading production banners. Bhatt entered into the world of theatre with his protege Imran Zahid
Imran Zahid
as of now he has produced three plays.The Last Salute, based on Muntadhar al-Zaidi's book of the same title, a journalist investigating atrocities Trial of Errors, that opened on 29 March 2013 in Delhi. stage adaptation of Bhatt of his movie, Arth (film).,[11][12][13][14] Bhatt also produced The Last Salute, a play directed by Arvind Gaur, based on Muntadhar al-Zaidi's book, starring Imran Zahid.[15][16][17] [18]

Other professional work[edit] Bhatt is co-owner of film production house, Vishesh Films, with Mukesh Bhatt. He is a member of the advisory board of U.S. nonprofit TeachAIDS.[19] He has hosted some episodes of two science magazine programmes - Turning Point and Imaging Science on Doordarshan in 1990s.[20] Political views[edit] Bhatt believes the Congress party is committed to secularism. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he campaigned in a Karvan-e-Bedari (caravan of awareness) asking people to vote for Congress[21] and defeat BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, as he believes that Mr. Modi is communal.[22] Bhatt also criticizes the communal record of Congress Party, for its role in Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Sponsored 1984 Sikh genocide. He is planning to make a film, which will address the 1984 Sikh genocide that took place in Delhi.[23] Personal life[edit] Bhatt fell in love with Lorraine Bright and got married when he was 20 years old. Bright changed her name to Kiran Bhatt.[3] The couple have two children, a daughter Pooja Bhatt, a former actress, now a producer, and a son Rahul Bhatt, an aspiring actor. The marriage ended when Bhatt had an affair with the glamorous actress of the 1970s, Parveen Babi.[3] The affair did not last long. Bhatt later married Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan
in 1986.[3][24] The couple have two daughters, Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt. Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
is his cousin Anwar Hashmi's son and thus his nephew. In the 1970s, he became a follower of Osho, and later found spiritual companionship and guidance with philosopher, U.G. Krishnamurti. Bhatt calls Krishnamurti his lifeline and says "Take him away, and I am empty".[3] Bhatt in 1992 wrote Krishnamurti's biography titled U.G. Krishnamurti, A Life.[25] Apart from this he has edited several books based on conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti. Bhatt's latest book A Taste of Life: The Last Days of U.G. Krishnamurti was published in June 2009.[26] Legacy[edit] As a director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
has a legacy of mentoring many actors and actresses and launching their careers, giving big names to Bollywood. He is notable for launching the careers of Anupam Kher in Saaransh
(1984), Rahul Roy, Anu Agarwal
Anu Agarwal
and Deepak Tijori
Deepak Tijori
in Aashiqui
(1990), daughter Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
and Sadak
(1991), Atul Agnihotri
Atul Agnihotri
in Sir (1993), Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre
in Naaraaz (1994), Samir Soni
Samir Soni
in A Mouthful of Sky (1995), Sharad Kapoor, Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen
and Mukul Dev
Mukul Dev
in Dastak (1996), Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana
in Tamanna (1997), Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee
in Dastak (1996) and Tamanna (1997). Dushman (1998) and Sangharsh (1999), Aftab Shivdasani
Aftab Shivdasani
in Kasoor
(2001), Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu
in Raaz (2002), Aparna Tilak in Footpath (2003), Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
in Footpath
and Murder (2004), Mallika Sherawat in Murder (2004), Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu
in Kalyug (2005), Shiney Ahuja
Shiney Ahuja
and Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
in Gangster and Woh Lamhe
Woh Lamhe
(2006).[27] Bhatt has also given breakthrough to many stars, bringing turning point in their careers. These names include Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
and Kumar Gaurav in Naam (1986), Aditya Pancholi
Aditya Pancholi
in Saathi (1991), Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan
in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
(1991), Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla
in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), which also fetched her Filmfare Award for Best Actress and Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
in Sir (1993).[citation needed] Bhatt is also known for his choice of music. Many composers had their first mainstream success in Bollywood while working with him. Nadeem-Shravan
had their first hit album in Bollywood with Bhatt's directorial Aashiqui, which established them as the biggest music directors for the next decade. They would collaborate with Bhatt in many films to create successful soundtracks. Examples include Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Sadak
and Saathi (1991), Junoon (1992), Tadipaar
and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
(1993). Nadeem-Shravan
went on to compose music for several productions of Vishesh Films. Anu Malik
Anu Malik
had a stellar career as a music director going into the 1990s. He composed music for Bhatt's directorial Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993). The soundtrack became successful and the success of Bhatt and Malik continued with another hit soundtrack in Sir (1993), thus catapulting Malik as one of the top music directors of Bollywood. Malik composed music for many of Bhatt's movies including Naaraaz (1994), Naajayaz
(1995), Tamanna (1997) and Duplicate (1998) and would remain a composer for many of Vishesh Films' movies during the 2000s. Pakistani singer Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam
got his first break in Bollywood when his songs "Woh Lamhe" and "Aadat" were used in Bhatt's movies. Aslam rose to stardom in India
and went on to become a famous and successful playback singer for Bollywood movies. Bhatt has frequently cast major names including Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Atul Agnihotri, Ashutosh Rana, Sonali Bendre, Rahul Roy, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff
Jackie Shroff
and Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi
in his films. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Cast Notes

1974 Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain Yes

Kabir Bedi, Prema Narayan, Gulshan Arora

1977 Vishwasghaat Yes

Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Kabir Bedi

1978 Naya Daur Yes

Rishi Kapoor, Bhavana Bhatt, Danny Denzongpa

1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang Yes

Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Danny Denzongpa, Helen Won 2 Filmfare Awards including Best Supporting Actress - Helen

1980 Abhimanyu Yes

1982 Arth Yes

Yes Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Rohini Hattangadi, Raj Kiran Won Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Won National Film Award for Best Actress-Shabana Azmi[28] Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Film Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Director Remade in Tamil as Marupadiyum

1984 Saaransh Yes

Yes Anupam Kher, Rohini Hattangadi, Soni Razdan Won Filmfare Award for Best Story National Film Award for Best Lyrics
National Film Award for Best Lyrics
- Vasant Dev India's official entry to the 57th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film[29] Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Film Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Director

1985 Janam Yes

Yes Kumar Gaurav, Anupam Kher, Shernaz Patel, Kitu Gidwani

1986 Aashiana Yes

Mark Zubair, Deepti Naval, Soni Razdan

1986 Naam Yes

Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Nutan, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh

1987 Aaj Yes

Kumar Gaurav, Anamika Pal, Smita Patil, Raj Babbar

1987 Kaash Yes

Yes Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia, Anupam Kher

1987 Thikaana Yes

Anil Kapoor, Smita Patil, Amrita Singh, Suresh Oberoi, Rohini Hattangadi

1988 Siyaasat Yes

Neelam Kothari

1988 Kabzaa Yes

Sanjay Dutt, Raj Babbar, Amrita Singh Based on On the Waterfront

1989 Daddy Yes

Anupam Kher, Pooja Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Manohar Singh National Film Award – Special
Mention - Anupam Kher[30]

1990 Awaargi Yes

Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Anupam Kher

1990 Jurm Yes

Vinod Khanna, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Sangeeta Bijlani, Shafi Inamdar

1990 Aashiqui Yes

Rahul Roy, Anu Aggarwal, Reema Lagoo Won 4 Filmfare Awards Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Director

1991 Swayam Yes

Waheeda Rehman, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Soni Razdan

1991 Saathi Yes

Aditya Pancholi, Mohsin Khan, Varsha Usgaonkar, Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher

1991 Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin Yes

Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Film Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Director Based on It Happened One Night Remade in Tamil as Kadhal Rojavae

1991 Sadak Yes

Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Sadashiv Amrapurkar Won Filmfare Award for Best Villain - Sadashiv Amrapurkar 5th highest grossing Hindi movie of the 90's decade Remade in Tamil as Appu

1992 Saatwan Aasmaan Yes

Vivek Mushran, Pooja Bhatt

1992 Junoon Yes

Rahul Roy, Pooja Bhatt, Avinash Wadhawan, Rakesh Bedi Based on An American Werewolf in London

1992 Maarg Yes

Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Dimple Kapadia, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal Originally titled Prem Dharam when launched in 1988 but released as Maarg straight to video

1993 Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee Yes

Pooja Bhatt, Rahul Roy, Pooja Bedi TV movie (Zee TV)

1993 Gunaah Yes

Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia

1993 Sir Yes

Naseeruddin Shah, Pooja Bhatt, Atul Agnihotri, Paresh Rawal Based on Bulundi Remade as Gangmaster

1993 Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Yes

Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Kunal Khemu Won 5 Filmfare Awards including Best Film National Film Award – Special
Mention (shared with producer Tahir Hussain) Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Director Based on Houseboat

1993 Gumrah Yes

Sridevi, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, Rahul Roy, Soni Razdan

1993 Tadipaar Yes

Mithun Chakraborty, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher

1994 The Gentleman Yes

Yes Chiranjeevi, Juhi Chawla, Paresh Rawal Remake of Tamil movie Gentleman

1994 Naaraaz Yes

Mithun Chakraborty, Pooja Bhatt, Atul Agnihotri, Sonali Bendre

1995 Milan Yes

Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal

1995 Naajayaz Yes

Naseeruddin Shah, Ajay Devgan, Juhi Chawla

1995 Criminal Yes

Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishna, Manisha Koirala A Telugu – Hindi bilingual film Based on The Fugitive

1996 Papa Kehte Hai Yes Yes

Jugal Hansraj, Mayuri Kango, Anupam Kher

1996 Chaahat Yes

Shahrukh Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Ramya Krishna

1996 Dastak Yes

Sushmita Sen, Mukul Dev, Sharad Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee

1997 Tamanna Yes

Yes Paresh Rawal, Pooja Bhatt, Sharad Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee

1998 Duplicate Yes

Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sonali Bendre Based on The Whole Town's Talking

1998 Angaaray Yes

Akshay Kumar, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Paresh Rawal Based on State of Grace

1998 Dushman[31]

Yes Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana Based on Eye for an Eye

1999 Zakhm Yes

Yes Ajay Devgan, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu Won Filmfare Best Story Award National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
- Ajay Devgan Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration

1999 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan Yes

Saif Ali Khan, Twinkle Khanna Originally titled Mr. Aashiq, audio released under that name as well

1999 Kartoos Yes

Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala Based on Point of No Return which was based on the French movie Nikita

1999 Sangharsh

Yes Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Ashutosh Rana Based on The Silence of the Lambs

2001 Kasoor

Yes Aftab Shivdasani, Lisa Ray, Ashutosh Rana Based on Jagged Edge

2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar

Yes Jimmy Shergill, Ameesha Patel

2002 Raaz

Yes Yes Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, Ashutosh Rana Based on What Lies Beneath

2002 Gunaah

Yes Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu, Ashutosh Rana, Irrfan Khan

2003 Saaya


John Abraham, Tara Sharma, Mahima Chaudhry Based on Dragonfly

2003 Footpath

Yes Yes Aftab Shivdasani, Emraan Hashmi, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu, Irrfan Khan Based on State of Grace

2003 Jism

Yes John Abraham, Bipasha Basu Based on Body Heat
Body Heat
which itself was based on Double Indemnity

2003 Inteha

Yes Vidya Malvade, Ashmit Patel, Nauheed Cyrusi Based on Fear

2004 Murder


Mallika Sherawat, Emraan Hashmi, Ashmit Patel Based on Unfaithful which itself was based on the French movie The Unfaithful Wife

2005 Rog

Yes Irrfan Khan, Ilene Hamann Based on Laura

2005 Zeher

Yes Shamita Shetty, Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami Based on Out of Time

2005 Nazar

Yes Meera, Ashmit Patel, Koel Purie

2005 Kalyug


Kunal Khemu, Emraan Hashmi, Smiley Suri, Amrita Singh, Deepal Shaw, Ashutosh Rana

2006 Gangster

Yes Yes Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Shiney Ahuja

2006 Woh Lamhe

Yes Yes Kangana Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja

2009 Raaz - The Mystery Continues


Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Adhyayan Suman

2009 Tum Mile


Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan

2011 Murder 2

Yes Yes Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prashant Narayanan Based on The Chaser

2012 Jism 2

Yes Yes Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

2012 Raaz 3D


Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta

2013 Murder 3

Yes Yes Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sara Loren Remake of The Hidden Face

2015 Mr. X


Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh Also singer of Mr.X(title song)

2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Yes Yes Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Rajkumar Rao

2016 Love Games


Patralekha, Gaurav Arora, Tara Alisha Berry

2016 Raaz Reboot


Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda, Gaurav Arora, Suzanna Mukherjee


Year Show Network Director Producer Notes

1995-1997 Swabhimaan DD National Yes

1995 A Mouthful of Sky DD National Yes

1997 Kabhie Kabhie Star Plus Yes

2014–present Udaan Colors TV No Yes

2016–present Naamkaran Star Plus Yes Yes [32][33][34]

2017–present Tu Aashiqui Colors TV No Yes [35]


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National Film Award— Special
Jury Award (feature film)


No Award (1978) No Award (1979) No Award (1980)


Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1981) No Award (1982) Mankada Ravi Varma (1983) T. S. Ranga (1984) Sudha Chandran (1985) John Abraham (1986) M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1987) Ashok Ahuja (1988) Amitabh Chakraborty (1989) Pankaj Kapur, Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
and Jayabharathi
(1990) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1991) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
and Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
(1992) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
and Pallavi Joshi (1993) Radhu Karmakar and Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1994) Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal
(1995) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
and Kirron Kher
Kirron Kher
(1996) Jaimala (1997) Drishyakavya and Ashoke Viswanathan (1998) Kalabhavan Mani
Kalabhavan Mani
(1999) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee


Janaki Vishwanathan (2001) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2002) Manoj Bajpai, Roopkatha and Goutam Halder (2003) J. Phillip (2004) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(2005) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2006) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
and Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) NFDC and K. M. Madhusudhanan
K. M. Madhusudhanan
(2008) A. Sreekar Prasad (2009) Bindiya Khanolkar, Sachin Khanolkar and Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
(2010) Anjan Dutt (2011) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2012) Viva In En, Mahesh Limaye, Future East Film Pvt Ltd and Ashim Ahluwalia (2013) Bhaurao Karhade (2014) Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin
(2015) Mohanlal

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Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue


Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1959) Ramanand Sagar (1960) Amanullah Khan, Kamal Amrohi, Wajahat Mirza & Ehsan Rizvi (1961) Wajahat Mirza (1962) Akhtar ul Iman
Akhtar ul Iman
(1963) Arjun Dev Rashk (1964) Govind Moonis (1965) Akhtar ul Iman
Akhtar ul Iman
(1966) Vijay Anand (1967) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1968) Ali Raza (1969) Pt Anand Kumar (1970)


Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1971) Gulzar
(1972) Ramesh Pant (1973) Gulzar
(1974) Kaifi Azmi
Kaifi Azmi
(1975) Salim-Javed
(1976) Sagar Sarhadi (1977) Vrajendra Gaur (1978) Rahi Masoom Raza (1979) Satyadev Dubey (1980) Shabd Kumar (1981) Kader Khan
Kader Khan
(1982) Dr. Achla Nagar (1983) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1984) Sai Paranjpye (1985) Rahi Masoom Raza (1986) no award (1987) no award (1988) Kamlesh Pandey (1989) Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar


Suraj Sanim (1991 ) Rahi Masoom Raza (1992) Kader Khan
Kader Khan
(1993) Prof Jay Dixit (1994) K K Singh (1995) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
& Javed Siddiqui (1996) Gulzar
(1997) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(1998) Rajkumar Santoshi
Rajkumar Santoshi
& K. K. Raina (1999) Hriday Lani & Pathik Vats (2000) O. P. Dutta (2001) Karan Johar
Karan Johar
(2002) Gulzar
& Jaideep Sahni (2003) Abbas Tyrewala
Abbas Tyrewala
(2004) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(2005) Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha
(2006) Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
& Abhijat Joshi (2007) Imtiaz Ali (2008) Manu Rishi (2009) Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi (2010)


Habib Faisal
Habib Faisal
(2011) Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
(2012) Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh & Sachin Ladia (2013) Subhash Kapoor (2014) Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani

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Filmfare Award for Best Story


Mukhram Sharma (1955) Rajinder Singh Bedi
Rajinder Singh Bedi
(1956) Amiya Chakrabarty (1957) Akhtar Mirza (1958) Mukhram Sharma (1959) Subodh Ghosh (1960) Ruby Sen (1961) C. V. Sridhar
C. V. Sridhar
(1962) K.P. Kottarakara (1963) Jarasandha (1964) Ban Bhatt (1965) Akhtar Mirza (1966) R. K. Narayan
R. K. Narayan
(1967) Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar
(1968) Sachin Bhowmick (1969) Vasant Shankar Kanetkar (1970)


Chandrakant Kakodkar (1971) Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1972) Basu Bhattacharya (1973) Salim-Javed
(1974) Kaifi Azmi, Ismat Chughtai
Ismat Chughtai
(1975) Salim-Javed
(1976) Balaichand Mukherjee (1977) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(1978) Dinesh Thakur (1979) Shanker Shesh (1980) Vijay Tendulkar
Vijay Tendulkar
(1981) Chetan Anand (1982) Samresh Basu (1983) S. D. Palwalker (1984) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1985) Aleem Masroor (1986) no award (1987) no award (1988) Subodh Ghosh (1989) Kasinathuni Viswanath
Kasinathuni Viswanath


Rajkumar Santoshi
Rajkumar Santoshi
(1991 ) Honey Irani (1992) no award given (1993) Sutanu Gupta (1994) K. K. Singh (1995) Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma
(1996) Gulzar
(1997) Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(1998) Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt
(1999) Vinay Shukla (2000) Honey Irani (2001) Ashutosh Gowariker
Ashutosh Gowariker
(2002) Jaideep Sahni (2003) Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor
(2004) Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra
(2005) Sudhir Mishra, Ruchi Narain & Shivkumar Subramaniam (2006 ) Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani
& Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
(2007) Amole Gupte
Amole Gupte
(2008) Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor
(2009) Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani


Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap
& Vikramaditya Motwane
Vikramaditya Motwane
(2011) Sanjay Chauhan (2012) Juhi Chaturvedi (2013) Subhash Kapoor (2014) Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor
(2015) K. V. Vijayendra Prasad (2016) Shakun Batra (2017) Amit V Masurkar (2018)

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Films and television series by Mahesh Bhatt


Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974) Naya Daur (1978) Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979) Abhimanyu (1980) Arth (1982) Saaransh
(1984) Janam (1985) Aashiana (1986) Naam (1986) Aaj (1987) Kaash
(1987) Thikana (1987) Siyasat (1988) Kabzaa
(1988) Daddy (1989) Awaargi
(1990) Jurm (1990) Aashiqui
(1990) Swayam (1991) Saathi (1991) Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
(1991) Sadak
(1991) Saatwan Aasman (1992) Junoon (1992) Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
(1993) Gunaah (1993) Sir (1993) Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
(1993) Gumrah (1993) Tadipaar
(1993) The Gentleman (1994) Naaraaz (1994) Milan (1995) Naajayaz
(1995) Criminal (1995) Papa Kehte Hai (1996) Chaahat (1996) Dastak (1996) Tamanna (1997) Duplicate (1998) Angaaray (1998) Zakhm
(1998) Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan
(1999) Kartoos

Writer only

Dushman (1998) Sangharsh (1999) Kasoor
(2001) Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar
Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar
(2001) Raaz (2002) Gunaah (2002) Saaya (2003) Footpath
(2003) Jism (2003) Inteha (2003) Murder (2004) Rog
(2005) Zeher (2005) Nazar (2005) Kalyug (2006) Woh Lamhe
Woh Lamhe
(2006) Murder 2
Murder 2
(2011) Jism 2
Jism 2
(2012) Murder 3
Murder 3
(2013) Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Hamari Adhuri Kahani


Swabhimaan (1995) A Mouthful of Sky (1995) Kabhie Kabhie (1997) Naamkarann
(2016) Tu Aashiqui

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Dharma Productions

Key individuals

Yash Johar Hiroo Yash Johar Karan Johar

Karan Johar

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
(1998) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
(2001) Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
(2006) My Name Is Khan
My Name Is Khan
(2010) Student of the Year
Student of the Year
(2012) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Shakun Batra

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
(2012) Kapoor & Sons (2016)

Mahesh Bhatt

Gumrah (1993) Duplicate (1998)

Rensil D'Silva

Kurbaan (2009) Ungli

Shashank Khaitan

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
(2014) Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
(2017) Dhadak

Karan Malhotra

Agneepath (2012) Brothers (2015)

Punit Malhotra

I Hate Luv Storys
I Hate Luv Storys
(2010) Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
(2013) Student of the Year
Student of the Year
2 (2018)

Tarun Mansukhani

Dostana (2008) Drive (2018)

Ayan Mukerji

Wake Up Sid
Wake Up Sid
(2009) Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
(2013) Brahmastra (2019)


Dostana (1980) Duniya (1984) Muqaddar Ka Faisla
Muqaddar Ka Faisla
(1987) Agneepath (1990) Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kal Ho Naa Ho
(2003) Kaal
(2005) We Are Family (2010) 2 States (2014) Shaandaar
(2015) Baar Baar Dekho
Baar Baar Dekho
(2016) Dear Zindagi
Dear Zindagi
(2016) Ok Jaanu
Ok Jaanu
(2017) Ittefaq (2017) Raazi (2018) Kesari (2019)

List of Dharma Productions
Dharma Productions

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 114066414 LCCN: n88161069 ISNI: 0000 0001 1699 8467 GND: 143391712 BNF: cb145763291 (d