actor Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

biography

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and music director. One of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers in Indian cinema, Bhansali is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and ten Filmfare Awards. In 2015, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award. He made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) for which he received Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. He rose to prominence in Indian cinema with commercially successful and widely acclaimed romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the romantic drama Devdas (2002) —which received nomination for Best Foreign Film at British Academy of Film & Television Awards (BAFTA)— and the drama Black (2005), for all of which he received multiple Best Director Award and Best Film Award along with additional Critics Award for Best Film for the latter at Filmfare Awards, and multiple National Film Awards for the latter two. However, he followed it by directing consecutive commercially flop films Saawariya (2007) and Guzaarish (2010). He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. He is the founder of a production house, Bhansali Productions. Bhansali has adopted the middle name "Leela" as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali.


filmography

Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays and Fridays

Two millennials get into a relationship where they are allowed to meet only on ‘Tuesdays… Read More

Malaal

Malaal

Malaal is the story of Shiva and Astha, two very different people from contrasting backgrounds… Read More

Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani

An account of the romance between the Maratha general, Baji Rao I and Mastani, princess… Read More

Gabbar Is Back

Gabbar Is Back

A grief-stricken man takes the law into his own hands when he begins to kidnap… Read More

Mary Kom

Mary Kom

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships… Read More

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Farhad Pastakia (Boman Irani) has a dream job as a bra-and-panty salesman. Except that he… Read More

Rowdy Rathore

Rowdy Rathore

A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town… Read More

Guzaarish

Guzaarish

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes… Read More

Saawariya

Saawariya

Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a… Read More

Devdas

Devdas

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with,… Read More

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love;… Read More

Khamoshi: The Musical

Khamoshi: The Musical

The daughter of deaf-mute parents seeks their understanding when she discovers a love for music.


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