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
Favorite Musician-A.R Rahaman
Hobbies-Reading Poetry and listening vintage music
Favorite Actor-Dilip Kumar, Dada Kondke
Favorite Actress-Helen and
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
House: House in Juhu, Andheri West, Mumbai
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
In 2007 he released his next movie
In 2010 he came up with his next Film Guzzarish starring Aishwarya Rai
He had judged the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 1 along with Shilpa Shetty and Farah Khan in
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-
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
Awards and Recognition Of Sanjay Leela Bhansali
National Film Awards -4
Film Fare Awards-10
Mirchi Music Awards-2
- 2000: IIFA Best Director Award – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- 2000: IIFA Best Movie Award – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- 2000: IIFA Best Screenplay – Hum 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
- 2000: Zee Cine Best Director Award – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- 2000: Zee Cine Best Film Award – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- 2000: Zee Cine Best Story Award – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (shared with Prakash Karwat)
- 2005: Zee Cine Best Director Award – Black
- 2005: Zee Cine Best Film Award – Black
- 2015: Zee Cine Best Director Award -Bajirao Mastani
2016-he has debuted as a director in Marathi Films too.
In 2015 he was awarded
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.