Sanjay Leela Bhansali Biography, Movies, Family, Net Worth, Awards And More!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and music director. One of the most critically acclaimed filmmaker, Bhansali is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and ten Filmfare Awards. In 2015, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award.
He made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
for which he received Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. He rose to prominence in Indian cinema with commercially successful and widely acclaimed romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the romantic drama Devdas (2002) —which received nomination for Best Foreign Film at British Academy of Film & Television Awards (BAFTA)— and the drama Black (2005), for all of which he received multiple Best Director Award and Best Film Award along with additional Critics Award for Best Film for the latter at Filmfare Awards, and multiple National Film Awards for the latter two. However, he followed it by directing consecutive commercially flop films Saawariya (2007) and Guzaarish (2010).
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Personal Life
Sanjay Leela Bhansali was born (on 24 February 1963) in Mumbai, India to a Jain family. His father was film maker Navin Bhansali and mother Leela Bhansali. Bhansali’s father struggled with alcoholism and eventually succumbed to it. Bhansali has a sister named Bela Segal.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Upcoming Projects
Bhansali is directing his next period drama film Padmavati, jointly produced by him and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, also written by him. The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the title roles of Rawal Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji respectively.
During the shooting of the film in January 2017 in Jaipur, the members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena protested at sets at Jaigarh Fort and physically attacked Bhansali and his crew members, alleging that he depicted wrong facts in the film and also tried to vandalize the sets. On 6 March 2017, these members again vandalized the Chittorgarh Fort and broke the mirrors installed in the palace of Rani Padmini. On 15 March 2017 a group of unidentified vandals again attacked and set fire to the sets of this movie in Kolhapur which led to production set, costumes and jewelleries burnt.
- 2003: Screen Award for Best Director – Devdas
- 2003: Screen Award for Best Film – Devdas
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards
- 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
- 2000: Zee Gold Award – Best Director – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
- 2000: Zee Gold Award – Best Screenplay – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Shared with Kenneth Phillips)
- 2005: Stardust Special Award – Black
- 2015: He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.