Profession: Producer, screenwriter, director, music composer, singer
Father of Vishal Bhardwaj
Late Ram Bhardwaj (Sugarcane Inspector)
Mother of Vishal Bhardwaj
Satya Bhardwaj (Homemaker)
Son of Vishal Bhardwaj
Wife/Spouse of Vishal Bhardwaj
Rekha Bhardwaj (Playback Singer)
Affairs/Girlfriends of Vishal Bhardwaj
Favourite Authors/Writers of Vishal Bhardwaj
Shakespeare, Ruskin Bond
Favourite Filmmakers of Vishal Bhardwaj
Krzysztof Kieslowski (Polish filmmaker), Satyajit Ray, Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu
Favourite Films of Vishal Bhardwaj
Bollywood: Kapurush (1965)
Hollywood: Decalogue (Polish mini-series, 1989), Pulp Fiction (1994), Ship of Theseus (2012)
Favourite Sport of Vishal Bhardwaj
Favourite Writer/Lyricist of Vishal Bhardwaj
Controversies of Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj's film, Haider (2014), won 5 national awards, which he dedicated to all the Kashmiri Pundits. However, this did not go down well with Anupam Kher, who is himself a Kashmiri Pundit. In a series of tweets, Kher accused Bhardwaj of making a biased film. Kher further added that Bhardwaj has depicted the Indian Army as the villain in the movie and no viewpoint of the Kashmiri Pandits has been shown.
Information about Vishal Bhardwaj
Does Vishal Bhardwaj drink alcohol: Yes
He has also directed the caper thriller Kaminey, the black comedy 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), and the satire Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013).
Bhardwaj made his directorial debut with the children's film Makdee (2002), for which he also composed the music.
He has composed the musical score for each of his directorial and production ventures, and frequently collaborates with the lyricist Gulzar.
In addition, Bhardwaj produces films under his banner VB Pictures.
He and his family lived in Najibabad until he completed class five in school.
Does Vishal Bhardwaj smoke: Yes
He has co-written and produced the films Ishqiya (2010), its sequel Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and the crime drama Talvar (2015), among others.
He garnered critical acclaim and several accolades for writing and directing the Indian adaptations of three tragedies by William Shakespeare: Maqbool (2003) from Macbeth, Omkara (2006) from Othello, and Haider (2014) from Hamlet.
Bhardwaj was born on 4 August 1965, in Chandpur village, near Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.
He is known for his work in Hindi cinema, and is the recipient of seven National Film Awards in four categories.
Bhardwaj made his debut as a music composer with the children's film Abhay (The Fearless) (1995), and received wider recognition with his compositions in Gulzar's Maachis (1996).
He received the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for the latter.
He is married to playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj.
His mother Satya Bhardwaj, was a homemaker, and father Ram Bhardwaj, was a sugarcane inspector. His father also wrote poetry and lyrics for Hindi films.
He went on to compose music for the films Satya (1998) and Godmother (1999).
For the latter, he garnered the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer.