Siddharth Raj Anand, commonly known as
, is one of the most spoken directors in the Bollywood industry. Born into a far-famed family of notable artists from the cinema industry, Siddharth was known to the world even before he started his career in Bollywood. His grandfather, Inder Raj Anand, was a well-known screenwriter of his generation,
And some of his notable works included Sangam, Safar, Haathi Mere Saathi, etc. One of his finest works was for the blockbuster hit film Shahenshah which featured the star couple
. He passed on right before the movie was about to release. Siddharth’s uncle Tittu Anand is an actor cum director, and his father, Bittu Anand, is a renowned producer.
Siddharth’s entry into the industry was not a pre-planned event. As a matter of fact, his ambition was to become a Chartered Accountant, but he discontinued as he lost interest in it. He even applied for the University of Texas to study Company Secretary, but he opted out of it at the last moment as Siddharth knew he wanted to achieve something in which he was good at from the beginning.
Though Siddharth was interested in producing films, he first started as an assistant director under
for the film Kuch Khathi Kuch Meethi. Then he was one of the writers for the movie HUM TUM, after which he made his debut as a director with the comedy genre film
which was an instant hit of the year 2005. His second film was Ta Ra Rum Pum, which received mixed reviews from the audience.
Bachna Ae Haseeno
was a spectacular movie that was next made by Siddharth that was well-received not only in India but all around the globe. His most famous venture is War, which had the superstars of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan with whom he had already made the movie Bang Bang! And Tiger Shroff. When everyone thought there would be an ego clash, and the movie would not work out well.
But Siddharth stated in an interview that it was not the actors who were competing in the film but the characters. As of his personal life, he got married to Mamta Bhatia Anand, whom he had met in his days as an assistant director. He has a son named Ranveer that was inspired by the character RV in the movie Ta Ra Rum Pum.