Birthday: 24-02-1963
Age: 56
Star sign: Pisces

Born on 24th February 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an acclaimed Indian multi-faceted personality; he is a producer, director, screenwriter, and music director. He studied at the Film and Television Institution of India. The middle name Leela is from the name of Bhansali’s mother, Leela.

During 1999, Bhansali commenced SLB Films, his production house. Bhansali kickstarted his film career by assisting Vidhu and Vinod Chopra. The flicks he worked as an assistant include 1942: A Love Story, Kareeb, and Parinda. The 1996 flick Khamoshi: The Musical was the first directorial venture of Bhansali. This film had Manisha Koirala and Salman in the lead roles. The film showcased Manisha's efforts to reach out to her deaf and dumb parents beautifully. This flick was well received critically and garnered the Filmfare Critics Award during 1997. The 1997 flick Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was a landmark in Bhansali’s career. The film was made on a lavish scale and had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, and Ajay Devgan sharing screen space. The film was a commercial success, and Bhansali became a top-notch director. The flick also received several awards.Sanjay also directed the Deepika-Ranvir starrer Ram Leela which received several awards.

The 2002 flick Devdas was his next endeavor, and it was also a huge hit. Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit worked in this movie and got awards for their performances. The year 2005 saw Bhansali directing and producing Black, which is an inspiration of the life of Helen Keller. This flick fetched a mind-blogging 11 awards and was even appreciated globally. His next ventures Saawariya and Guzaarish were flops.

Bhansali also endeavored into music talent show X Factor Season 1 as a judge. He worked on a television show, Saraswathi Chandra. Bhansali had produced My Friend Pinto and Rowdy Rathore.