Anil Sharma is an Indian film producer and director who was born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. His father is the film producer, K.C. Sharma As a child, he was fascinated by mythological stories that his grandfather told him. We can see the mythological touch as well as emotional factors in his movies. He pursued his graduation (B.Sc) from Khalsa College, Mumbai. Then he got interested in cinematography. He then assisted Baldeo Raj Chopra on movies like "Pati Patni Aur Who," "Insaaf ka Tarazoo," and "The Burning Train." He also played a small role in these movies. Anil's first film as a director was "Shradhanjali" (1981) starring Rakhee. Then his first movie as the producer was "Elaan e Jung" (1989). His other movies are "Maharaja" (1998) and "Faristey" (1991). Anil worked with Dharmendra in "Hukumat" (1987).

He has worked many other established actors such as Amitabh Bachan, Akshay Kumar, Sunny Deol, Govinda, Karishma Kapoor , etc. Anil's other movies with Dharmendra are "Elaan e Jung," "Faristey,"" Tehelka," and " Apne." Anil' Sharma‘s "Gadar- Ek Prem Katha", was a great success, commercially as well as critically and brought him his first Filmfare nomination as a director. The movie stared Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel. In 2004 he also produced the movie, "Aashiq" starring Karishma Kapoor and Bobby Deol. Then again in 2003 his movie "Hero – the love story of a spy" was a great hit. He also made a war film in 2003 "Ab Tumahare Hawale Watan Sathiyo" starring Amitabh Bachan, Akshay Kumar, and Bobby Deol. The film featured Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, and Priyanka Chopra.

He is the producer of the movie "Madhoshi" which featured Bipasha Basu and John Abraham. After doing movies, in 2004, Anil went on the break. He made a comeback in 2007 with "Apne" with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. This movie was a great hit in the overseas markets of U.K and New York. His next movie was" Veer" (2010), starring Salman Khan and "Singh Saab the Great" again starring Sunny Deol. His movies "Veer" and "Hero love story of a spy" are considered to be the most expensive movies of Bollywood in their respective time. He married to Suman Sharma In 1992. Sharma is planning to cast his son Utkarash in his next venture. The film is said to be named as "Genius," which will revolve around an IIT topper. He is very confident about his son's film career.