Mahesh Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter known for his work mainly in Hindi cinema.
He get his more popularities due to his out-standing works in 90s cinema.
The first film which directed by Mahesh Bhatt is Saaransh (1984), this film was screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.
His first film became India’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year.
The 1986 film “Naam” was his first film in commercial cinema.
In 1987, he turned into a producer from a director with the film “Kabzaa” under the banner of “Vishesh Films”, with his brother Mukesh Bhatt.
Mahesh Bhatt was became one of the most recognized director of the Indian Bollywood Film Industry.
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Mahesh was born on 20th Septembr 1948, today he is 71 years old.
He is Director, Producer, Screenwritter in Indian Bollywood Cinema.
Mahesh Bhatt have 4 childrens and Alia Bhatt is youngest daughter and very successful actress in Bollywood Cineam.
Mahesh Bhatt was born to Nanabhai Bhatt and Shirin Mohammad Ali. Bhatt’s father was a Hindu Nagar Brahmin and mother was Gujarati Muslim.
He has one sibling named Mukesh Bhatt. Mukesh is also an Indian film producer and partner in film producing company named “Vishesh Films” with his brother Mahesh Bhatt.
|Real Name||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Profession||Director, Producer, Screenwriter at Indian Bollywood|
The career of Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh start his career at the age of 26, Bhatt made his debut as a director with the film “Manzilen Aur Bhi Hain” in 1974.
Mahesh Bhatt had one of his biggest release with musical romance film Aashiqui (1990), in colaboration with T-series.
During the 1990s Bhatt won critical acclaim for Film “Sir” (1993), with this film he gave lots of hists like “Gumraah”(1993), “Criminal” (1994).
He also won the National Film Award for directing “Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke” (1993).
Bhatt also produce lots of films like – “Jism”, “Murder”, “Woh Lamhe” with his film producing company name “Vishesh Films”.
Some of his top films in his directorial journey and some famous awards which won by Mahesh Bhatt is given below.
At the age of 26, he start her career in film industry as an assistant director and work in film “Manzilein Aur Bhi Hai” in 1974.
He directed the film “Lahu Ke Do Rang”, starring Shabana Azmi and Vinod Khanna in the lead role and this film won two Filmfare Awards in 1980.
His first most famous film was “Aashiqui” in 1990 and this movie became the most successful movie under the direction of Mahesh Bhatt and made him one of the successful names in Bollywood.
Pooja Bhatt, his daughter was launches by him in 1991 as a lead actress opposite to Aamir Khan in “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”.
From 1990 to 1999, he directed some best and most popular films of Bollywood cinema and give many TV series and films to proud.
In 1999, he directed his last Movie “Kartoos” and thereafter he took up screenwriting and screenplays for over twenty films and many of them were became a box-office success.
His one of the best screenwriting films are – Dushman, Raaz, Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Woh Lamhe (2006).
Awards and Nominations of Mahesh Bhatt.
Awards won in 1984 –
Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Eearth Movie
Awards won in 1994 –
National Film Award – Special Jury Award or Special Mention
Awards won in 1997 –
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Gudia.
National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues for Tamanna
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu for Sardari Begum.
Awards won in 1999
Film Award for Best Story For Zakhma
Awards won in 2000
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Zakhma
Awards won in 2003
IIFA Award for Best Screenplay for Raaz.
Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay for Raaz.
|Height||in Centimetre – 170 cm|
in Metre – 1.70 m
in Feet – 5 feet 7 inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Salt Color and Semi Bald|
Personal Life of Mahesh Bhatt
|Date of Birth||20th Sept 1948|
|Age (as on 2020)||72 years|
|Birth Place||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Mumbai|
|Family Members||Father’s Name – Nanabhai Bhatt|
Mother’s Name – Shirin Mohammad Bhatt
Brother’s Name – Mukesh Bhatt
Controversies of Mahesh Bhatt
- Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt has always sour relation with his father, he said that in one interview that he would probably never had become friends with David Headley, the accused in the Mumbai terror attack.
- Mahesh Bhatt criticized Leela Bhansali for an overrated director and called “Barfi” an overrated film. He also said that Kajol is the most over-rated actress in Bollywood and In the same show, he said some nasty words for Amir Khan also without any proof.
- In the 1980s, He smooched his daughter Puja Bhatt for a Magazine cover page and said if Pooja were not my daughter, I would love to marry her.
- In the current situation of Bollywood due to nepotism case, Mahesh Bhatt is also another popular name because Mahesh Bhatt was criticized for allegedly terming Sushant Singh Rajput a mentally disturbed person.
According to one article, Bhatt had called Sushant a schizophrenic and said, “It is Parveen Babi all over again”.
It is another news that Rhea Chakraborty had left Sushant on the advice of Mahesh Bhatt.
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Some Unknown Facts About Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt inherited the legacy of his father of being Director, his Father Nanabhai Bhatt was also in the same profession. Nanabhai’s career lasted 40 years from 1942 until 1982.
Saaransh was the first film which was directed by Bhatt, and this film was India’s official submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985.
Bhatt has a relation with actor Emraan Hashmi and director Milan Luthria. Bhatt mother was the sister of Emraan Hashmi’s grandmother and Luthria’s grandmother also.
Mahesh Bhatt co-owns the film production company Vishesh Films, along with his brother Mukesh Bhatt.
The name of his film production company is named after Mukesh’s son Vishesh, right now, Vishesh is also a film Producer.
Bhatt counts on the Congress party is committed to secularism. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he campaigned in Karvan-e-Bedari (caravan of awareness) and asking people to vote for Congress and defeat BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Mahesh Bhatt also criticizes the communal record of Congress Prt, for its role in Rajiv Gandhi Sponsered 1984 Sikh genocide.