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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 24, 2023

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Short Biography

Sanjay Leela Bhansali was born on 24-02-1963 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, former Assistant Director, Editor, Television Producer, Theatre Director, Composer & Music Director who is well-known for his work in Bollywood cinema.   

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Complete Bio & Career

Sanjay is the prominent alumnus of the well-known Film and Television Institute of India. Most significantly, he is the founder and proprietor of the production house named Bhansali Productions. Initially, he started his career as an assistant director and worked with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. During this period, he got a chance to work for the movies such as Kareeb, 1942: A Love Story, and Parinda. Later, he decided to direct his own movie individually titled Khamoshi - The Musical. Unfortunately, this movie was not successful at the box office. Consequently, he directed the second movie - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. This movie was an ultimate hit in the industry consisting of brilliant artists namely Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Ajay Devgan. Finally, this paved the way for a plethora of awards for Sanjay. 
Additionally, Bhansali got a chance to appear like a wonderful judge on the television shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 1 and X-Factor India. In the year 2013, he went ahead to produce another movie named Saraswatichandra. Later, he earned the National Award for his brilliant direction of the movie – Bajirao Mastani. In the year 2013, he proved to be proficient as a Director, Producer, Writer, and Editor, when he worked for the movie titled Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. His films Mary Kom and Bajirao Mastani earned his National Film Awards. His recent film Padmaavat too was a huge hit and earned him Best Music Director Award. Through his film Malaal, he launched two newcomers, his niece Sharmin Segal and Javed Jaffrey's son Meezaan Jaffrey. He is arguably one of the most decorated Bollywood filmmakers of recent time. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2015 Arts

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Navin Bhansali
Mother Leela Bhansali
Sister Bela Segal
Brother None
Former Partner Vaibhavi Merchant
Marital Status Unmarried
Other Relatives Sharmin Segal (Niece)

He was born to a film producer father Navin Bhansali and a homemaker mother Leela Bhansali. He has a younger sister named Bela Segal, who is a film editor/director. He was engaged to choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant. He is unmarried. Bollywood actress Sharmin Segal is his niece.

Life's Important Dates Of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College FTII, Pune
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Bollywood - Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Television - Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1 (2006)
Best Movies Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Devdas (2002), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015), and Padmaavat (2018) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit , Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Movie Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Since his father was a film producer, he too decided that he will be making a career in filmmaking from a very young age.
  • Prior to making his film debut as a director, he assisted legendary filmmaker Vidhu Vindo Chopra.
  • He served as the writer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film 1942: A Love Story in 1994.
  • He is known for his bad temper on the sets and while filming for Saawariya, he had a heated argument with actor Salman Khan and the two haven't talked ever since.
  • He is hardly seen at Bollywood parties and events.
  • Bhansali debuted in television with the show Saraswatichandra, starring Gautam Rode and Jennifer Winget, which he later left after few episodes.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

60 years, 9months, 13 days old age Sanjay Leela Bhansali will turn 61 on 24 February, 2024. Only 2 months, 16 days, 9 hours,25 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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