February 1, 2019 Blog

Career of Sanjay leela bhansali


When we think about the best directors of Indian Cinema who has turned the dreams into fact with his vision, the name that strikes to our mind is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He has opted his middle name to pay a tribute to his mother Leela Bhansali. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a Bollywood director, producer, screenwriter, and music director. He is one of the most successful film's directors of Hindi Cinema.

Name-Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Date of Birth-24 February 1963

Place of Birth-Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Ethnicity-Belongs to a Gujarati Kshatriya (Solanki) Family

Father’s Name- Navin Bhansali

Mother’s Name-Leela Bhansali

Height- 5 feet 9 inches

Body Weight-Around 75 kgs

Marital Status-Unmarried

At personal level he was engaged with the Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant but according to the sources later on they were separated.

Favorite Musician-A.R Rahaman

Hobbies-Reading Poetry and listening vintage music

Favorite Movie-Mughal-e-Azam

Favorite Actor-Dilip Kumar, Dada Kondke

Favorite Actress-Helen and Mahduri Dixit Nene

College- Graduation from Film and Television Institute Of India Pune.

Educational Qualification-Course in Editing


Luxuries Of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Cars: W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class
Bikes: NA
House: House in Juhu, Andheri West, Mumbai

Career of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

After completing his studies he started his career as an assistant director of Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He has assisted Vidhu Vinod Chopra for films like Parnida  and 1942:A love Story. In 1996 he had headed ahead and for the first time he has written and directed his Film Khamoshi:The Musical starring Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan and Nana Patekar. Although this film has not done well on box office but critically it was acclaimed. His second directional movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam came in year 1999. He had produced the romantic drama which not only loved by audiences but it was screened at Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival Of India in 1999. It was a huge success both commercially and critically. The third Film Devdas came in 2002. It had escalated the Bhansali’s career to its peak. The film was shown at Cannes Film Festival in 2002. This film was submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. In 2005 he released his another incredible movie Black which has broken all the records and banged eleven film fare awards in 2006 . Even the movie Black was selected by Time Magazine (Europe) as the fifth of the 10 Best Movies of the Year 2005 from across the globe.

In 2007 he released his next movie Sawariya starring Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor this was a serious flop at box office and even badly criticized movie of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

In 2010 he came up with his next Film Guzzarish starring Aishwarya Rai Bacchan and Hrithik Roshan . This movie was directed and produced both by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and even he composed music for the movie.

He had judged the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 1 along with Shilpa Shetty and Farah Khan in year 2006. In year 2011 again he judged the reality Show X Factor India along with Shreya Ghosal and Sonu Nigam.

The year 2013 he had produced TV Serial Series Saraswatichandra which has received positive reviews by the audiences. In 2013 only he came with his movie Ram-leela which was a controversial one. Some of the religious authorities came up with their views that Ramleela the title is not enough as they are not depicting even a single story of Ram Leela (story of Lord Ram). So the Delhi High Court has passed a stay order for the film release then Sanjay Leela Bhansali changed the name to Goliyon Ki Raasleela-Raamleela and released the flim as per the scheduled date but not released in Uttar Pradesh as Alalhabad  High Court has banned the release of the Film.

In 2015 he directed he produced BajiRao Mastani which was a mega-hit on the silver screen of Indian Cinema. It has done commercially excellent on box office and even Screened under the Panorama Section Of International Film Festival India.

In the year 2017 again Sanjay Leela Bhansali hit the theatre with his big bang hit controversial movie Padmavat. The controversies Revolved around the ideas of the movie that the depiction of the Rajput queen in the movie has been misinterpreted and other was facts regarding the story are distorted. So again Sanjay Leela Bhansali hit the silver screen with unbelievable story and screenplay and music of the movie Padmavati as Padmavat.

Awards and Recognition Of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

National Film Awards -4

Film Fare Awards-10

Mirchi Music Awards-2

IIFA Awards

  • 2000: IIFA Best Director AwardHum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 2000: IIFA Best Movie AwardHum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 2000: IIFA Best ScreenplayHum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Shared with Kenneth Phillips)
  • 2000: IIFA Best Story Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Shared with Pratap Karvat
  • 2003: IIFA Best Director Award – Devdas
  • 2006: IIFA Best Director Award – Black
  • 2006: IIFA Best Movie Award – Black
  • 2014: IIFA Best Director Award – Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela – (Nominated)
  • 2016: IIFA Best Director Award – Bajirao Mastani

Zee Cine Awards

2016-he has debuted as a director in Marathi Films too.

In 2015 he was awarded with the fourth highest civilian award Padam Shri.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a tremendous contribution to the Indian Hindi Cinema. Each and every movie of him is so creative in his own style. The costumes of the actress and the jewelry and the huge Film sets often have the glimpse of rich Indian culture and are presented in so elegant style. In 2019 his creativity will again hit the silver screen of Indian Hindi cinemas. His upcoming movies are

  • Hira Mandi ( Hindi ) Release Date : 05 May 2019.
  • Inshallah ( Hindi ) Release Date : 05 Dec 2019.
  • Chenab Gandhi ( Hindi ) Release Date : 03 Apr 2020.