Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Family, Wife And Facts

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Indian Film Director, Producer, Music Director, Screenwriter
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Indian Film Director, Producer, Music Director, Screenwriter

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a massively acclaimed Indian movie director. He is considered as an alumnus of the Film & TV Institute of India. He has espoused his middle name “Leela” as a compliment to his Mom, Leela Bhansali.

Bhansali initiated his career as an associate to Vidhu Vinod Chopra and was included in the production of movies like Parinda, Kareeb and 1942 A Love Story. Though, both had a knock-on effect when Sanjay Leela Bhansali denied to direct the movie Kareeb and made his directorial debut movie outside Chopra camp with Khamoshi – The Musical, a commercially failed, though critically commended narration of a daughter’s exertion to communicate with her deaf parents.

Bhansali’s next movie was a three-sided love story, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which established his idiosyncratic stamp for visual splendor and generating auras of festivity and celebration. The film was a commercially successful and won several awards. His next movie Devdas was Bhansali’s verse to the famous novel of same name.

Upon its theatrical release within India, the movie surfaced as the top grossing movie. It also received notable Bollywood awards and was India’s authorized entry to Oscars. This musical received a substantial reception at Cannes, where it was premiered.

Then the movie Black came, which Time Magazine chosen as the 5th of Ten Best Movies of 2005 across the world. Black broke a record at Filmfare Awards 2006, winning 11th awards. After having four achievements, Sanjay Leela Bhansali suffered his first major flop as Saawariya, which was met with simultaneously poor collection and sharp criticisms at Indian box office. Bhansali’s next directorial project was titled Guzarish featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bio Data
Name Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Full Name Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Nickname/Alternative Name Sanjay
Age (as of 2019) 56 years old
Date of Birth 24 February 1963
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Caste Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Academic Profile
Qualification Course in Editing
School Not Available
College/University Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Sanjay Leela Bhansali HD Photos
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Career and Net Worth
Profession Film Director, Producer, Music Director, Screenwriter
Debut TV Series/Movie

Film (Director): Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Film (Music Director): Guzaarish (2010)
TV Debut (As a Judge): Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa Season 1 (2006)

Salary Not Available
Net Worth Not Available
Family & Relatives
Marital Status Single
Wife/Girlfriend Not Available
Father Navin Bhansali (Film Producer)
Mother Leela Bhansali (used to stitch clothes)
Brother(s) N/A
Sister Bela Segal
Ex Girlfriends

Vaibhavi Merchant, Choreographer (Ex-fiancee)

Son(s) Not Available
Daughter(s) Not Available
Physical Statistics & Build
Weight in Pounds 161 lbs
Weight in KG 73 kg
Height in Feet 5’ 8½”
Height in Meter 1.74 m
Chest 40 Inches
Biceps 12 Inches
Shoe Size 10 Inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hobbies & Other Activities
Hobbies Reading poetry, listening to vintage music
Likes and Dislikes
Favorite Actor Dada Kondke, Dilip Kumar
Favorite Actress Helen, Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Food Not Available
Favorite Color Black
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Social Media
Wikipedia Wikipedia

Fan Following

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Interview with Anupama Chopra | Director’s Cut | Film Companion


Some Interesting Facts About Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • As his father, Navin Bhansali, was a filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was always surrounded by directors and actors. He was captivated by the art of film direction; considerably, that in only his second standard, he made a decision as to what field he will choose.
  • His father, though, couldn’t be an efficacious producer and hence knew the exertion that comes allied with Bollywood. Therefore, his father proposed young Bhansali to follow a career in some other profession.
  • Prior making his directorial debut, Sanjay Leela Bhansali functioned as a subordinate to director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The duet directed two movies namely Parinda and 1942: A love Story.
  • Even though Bhansali’s debut movie, Khamoshi: The Musical earned good critical comments though it failed to perform well at Indian box office.
  • Success wasn’t away from him though, as his 2nd film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam featuring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan became a megahit blockbuster.
  • Although Sanjay Leela Bhansali maintains a peaceful disposition in front of camera but sometimes he is infamous for his immoral temper on the sets. It is supposed that owing to this bad trait, he had fallout with famous actor Salman Khan. The two were not even talking with each other for a long time.
  • Celebrities were now on Bhansali’s side as his next film, Devdas, emerged as the top grossing movie of 2002.

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