Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth:
06 August, 1960
Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India
Filmmaker, director, writer and music composer.
Rekha Bhardwaj, singer
Ram Bhardwaj, poet and lyricist.
Film Career (Filmography)
He started his career by playing harmonium for less known ghazal singers at various food festivals in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.
Film Production Company:
Excel Entertainment Pvt Limited established in 1999 by Vishal Bhardwaj and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Dil Chahta Hai, Director-Writer (2001)
Bride and Prejudice, Lyricist (2004)
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Producer, (2006)
Rock On, Actor & Singer (2008)
List of Films by Vishal Bhardwaj
Kameenay (2009), Blood Brothers (2007/I), Omkara (2006), The Blue Umbrella (2005), Maqbool (2003) (as Vishal Bhardwaj), Makdee (2002)
Kameenay (2009), Haal-e-Dil (2008), U, Me Aur Hum (2008), No Smoking (2007), Nishabd (2007), Omkara (2006), The Blue Umbrella (2005), Ramji Londonwaley (2005), Bhagmati (2005), Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003), Paanch (2003), Chupke Se (2003), Maqbool (2003), Danav (2003), Makdee (2002), Mulaqaat (2002), Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Choo Lenge Akash (2001), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000), Hu Tu Tu (1999), Godmother (1999), Jahan Tum Le Chalo (1999), Satya (1998), Chachi 420 (1998), Daya (1998), Sham Ghansham (1998), Betaabi (1997), Tunnu Ki Tina (1997), Maachis (1996), Sanshodhan (1996), Fauji (1995)
Kameenay (2009),Dus Kahaniyaan (2007), Omkara (2006), The Blue Umbrella (2005), Maqbool (2003), Makdee (2002)
Awards and nominations
Won Kara Film Festival Best Music Director for Omkara (2006) in 2006
Won Star Screen Awards Best Music Direction for Omkara (2006) in 2006
Won Cairo International Film Festival
Best Artistic Contribution in Cinema of a Director for Omkara (2006) in 2006
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay, Maqbool (2003) in 2005
Won Chicago International Children's Film Festival Adult' Jury Award in 2002
Won National Film Award for Best Music Direction, Godmother(1999) in 1999
Won R D Burman Award for New Music Talent in 1996