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Vishal Bhardwaj

Film Director / Composer / Screenwriter / Lyricist / Songwriter / Music Director / Film Producer | * 08/04/1960 (59) | Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India
Vishal Bhardwaj (born 4 August 1965) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer. He is known for his work in Hindi cinema, and is the recipient of seven National Film Awards in four categories. Bhardwaj made his debut as a music composer with the children's film Abhay (The Fearless) (1995), and received wider recognition with his compositions in Gulzar's Maachis (1996). He received the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for the latter. He went on to compose music for the films Satya (1998) and Godmother (1999). For the latter, he garnered the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. Bhardwaj made his directorial debut with the children's film Makdee (2002), for which he also composed the music. He garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for writing and directing the Indian adaptations of three tragedies by William Shakespeare: Maqbool (2003) from Macbe... ()
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Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer. He is known for his work in Hindi cinema, and is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and seven National Film Awards in four categories. Bhardwaj made his debut as a music composer with the children's film Abhay (The Fearless) (1995), and received wider recognition with his compositions in Gulzar's Maachis (1996). He received the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for the latter. He went on to compose music for the films Satya (1998) and Godmother (1999). For the latter, he garnered the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. Bhardwaj made his directorial debut with the children's film Makdee (2002), for which he also composed the music. He garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for writing and directing the Indian adaptations of three tragedies by William Shakespeare: Maqbool (2003) from Macbeth, Omkara (2006) from Othello, and Haider (2014) from Hamlet. He has also directed the caper thriller Kaminey, the black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and the satire Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013). In addition, Bhardwaj produces films under his banner VB Pictures. He has co-written and produced the films Ishqiya (2010), its sequel Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and the crime drama Talvar (2015), among others. He has composed the musical score for each of his directorial and production ventures, and frequently collaborates with the lyricist Gulzar. He is married to playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Vishal Bhardwaj

National Film Award for Best Music Direction

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TV Shows/Series with Vishal Bhardwaj as Actor(3)

as himself2016 The Kapil Sharma Show
as himself2002 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai

Movies with Vishal Bhardwaj as Crew(79)

Sound/Original Music Composer2019 Sonchiriya
Directing/Director2018 Pataakha
Writing/Dialogue2018 Beyond the Clouds
Sound/Music2018 Carbon
Directing/Director2017 Rangoon
Writing/Screenplay2017 Rangoon
Sound/Original Music Composer2017 Rangoon
Production/Producer2017 Rangoon
Sound/Original Music Composer2016 Madaari
Sound/Original Music Composer2015 Hawaizaada
Sound/Songs2015 Drishyam
Production/Producer2015 Talvar
Sound/Original Music Composer2014 Dedh Ishqiya
Production/Producer2014 Dedh Ishqiya
Writing/Screenplay2014 Dedh Ishqiya
Writing/Dialogue2014 Dedh Ishqiya
Directing/Director2014 Haider
Writing/Screenplay2014 Haider
Production/Producer2014 Haider
Writing/Dialogue2014 Haider
Sound/Original Music Composer2014 Haider
Production/Producer2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Editing/Editor2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Camera/Director of Photography2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Writing/Screenplay2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Writing/Story2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Writing/Dialogue2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Sound/Original Music Composer2013 Ek Thi Daayan
Directing/Director2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Production/Producer2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Writing/Screenplay2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Writing/Story2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Writing/Dialogue2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Sound/Original Music Composer2013 Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Directing/Director2011 7 Khoon Maaf
Production/Producer2011 7 Khoon Maaf
Writing/Screenplay2011 7 Khoon Maaf
Sound/Original Music Composer2011 7 Khoon Maaf
Sound/Original Music Composer2010 Striker
Writing/Screenplay2010 Ishqiya
Production/Producer2010 Ishqiya
Writing/Dialogue2010 Ishqiya
Sound/Original Music Composer2010 Ishqiya
Directing/Director2009 Kaminey
Sound/Music2009 Kaminey
Sound/Original Music Composer2009 Kaminey
Writing/Screenplay2009 Kaminey
Writing/Dialogue2009 Kaminey
Sound/Music2008 U Me Aur Hum
Sound/Original Music Composer2007 Nishabd
Production/Producer2007 No Smoking
Sound/Original Music Composer2007 No Smoking
Directing/Director2006 Omkara
Writing/Screenplay2006 Omkara
Sound/Original Music Composer2006 Omkara
Sound/Original Music Composer2005 Ramji Londonwaley
Directing/Director2005 The Blue Umbrella
Production/Co-Producer2005 The Blue Umbrella
Writing/Screenplay2005 The Blue Umbrella
Writing/Dialogue2005 The Blue Umbrella
Sound/Original Music Composer2005 The Blue Umbrella
Sound/Music2003 Chupke Se
Sound/Original Music Composer2003 Paanch
Directing/Director2003 Maqbool
Sound/Original Music Composer2003 Maqbool
Writing/Screenplay2003 Maqbool
Writing/Story2003 Maqbool
Production/Co-Producer2003 Maqbool
Directing/Director2002 Makdee
Writing/Screenplay2002 Makdee
Writing/Story2002 Makdee
Production/Producer2002 Makdee
Sound/Original Music Composer2002 Makdee
Sound/Original Music Composer2001 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Sound/Original Music Composer1998 Satya
Sound/Original Music Composer1997 Chachi 420
Sound/Original Music Composer1996 Maachis
Sound/Music1996 The Amendment
Sound/Original Music Composer1995 Abhay

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Citizenship: India
Born: Thursday, 08/04 1960 (August) in Bijnor (current age: 59 years + 126 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Hindu College, University of Delhi
Spouses (current/former): Rekha Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj frequently works together with these people:
Kiku Sharda (14x, Actor)
Abhishek Chaubey (11x, Crew)
Honey Trehan (10x, Crew)
Rekha Bhardwaj (9x, Crew)
Anurag Kashyap (7x, Crew)
Payal Saluja (7x, Crew)
Ajay Devgn (6x, Actor)
Tabu (6x, Actress)
Amit Ray (6x, Crew)
Ram Gopal Varma (6x, Crew)
Sugandha Mishra (6x, Cast)
Sargun Mehta Dubey (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:318721, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 11/26/2019