Birthday: 04-08-1965
Age: 53
Star sign: Virgo
The most outstanding of a successful film producer, director, writer, screenplay writer, music composer and playback singer, is Vishal Bhardwaj, who has successfully crossover in India and abroad by his versatile genius. He is a blissful child of goddess Saraswati. He was born on 4th August, 1965 in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. His father Ram Bhardwaj, a poet and lyricist is a government official. At his young age Vishal came to Delhi for completing his education, and there he nourished his musical passion. Bhardwaj started his career by playing harmonium for less known Ghazal singers in Delhi Pragati Maidan at food fairs. Thereafter he came into the contact of R V Pandit, who offered him a job in his music company. But his destiny was something different. One of Vishal’s friends introduced him to the famous filmmaker Gulzar,and the latter had identified the quality Bherdwaj had. He first gained popularity with his debut direction ‘Makdee’, which was screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Again in the year 2004 his film ‘Maqbool’ and in 2006 his film ‘ Omkara’ were nominated in Cannes Film Festival respectively. He came up on TV serials collaborated with Gulzar and they aired ‘ The Jungle Book’, ’Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘ Gubbare’. In 2014 Bhardwaj directed ‘ Haider’, which was nominated at the 19th Busan Internation Film Festival. The film evoked applaud from critics and audiences alike. This film was also selected for the Rome Film Festival, where it won the ‘People’s Choice Award and it was the first Indian film to this credit. Bhardwaj came to Mumbai to become a music composer, but he selected to directing film only to get the opportunity to compose music. He was very much influenced by Shakespeare’s dramas, and the result is, he had directed famous movies based on Shakespeare’s drama ‘Othello’, ‘Haider’. Among his famous films are ’Satya’, ’Chachi 420’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’, ‘ Kaminey’, ‘ Ishqiya’, ‘7Khoon Maaf’ and many such ever remembering movies. He also scored the title track for Sear Plus, Star Parivar Awards with the channels new anthem. He composed music for almost all the latest movies and for present genre actors. He has sung with renowned singers like Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurti. In May 2014 he tested his hands in the field of design and stage direction for an opera of Paris, France. We are sure that this National Award Winner for direction definitely would achieve success for himself and for the Indians.