Anees Bazmee

Anees Bazmee (born 1 November 1962) is an Indian film director, writer and producer who is known for his works in Hindi cinema. In a career spanning over three and a half decades, he has written and directed more than 60 films in Hindi, Tamil and Marathi across varied genres.

Anees Bazmee
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Bazmee at the studio release of Ready
Born (1962-11-01) 1 November 1962 (age 59)
Modasa, Gujarat, India
OccupationFilm Director, Screenplay writer
Years active1988 – present

Early lifeEdit

Anees Bazmee was born in a remote town of Modasa in Gujarat, India to a Gujarati poet Abdul Hameed "Nerang" Bazmee and housewife Khatoon Begum. He came to Mumbai in 1976 and worked as a child artist. He later also dabbled in a number of jobs like art direction, editing and sound recording.


Bazmee did his directorial debut with Hulchul in 1995, however his first commercial success in came in 1998 with the film Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year.[1] He achieved further success as well as recognition by directing the top-grossing comedies including No Entry (2005), Welcome (2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Ready (2011) and Welcome Back (2015), and also received praise for directing the moderately successful romantic thriller Deewangee (2002).[2][3]



Year Film Notes
1994 Laadla
1995 Hulchul
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha The film was nominated for 4 Filmfare Awards and won Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Jaspinder Narula
2002 Deewangee
2005 No Entry
2006 Sandwich
2007 Welcome
2008 Singh Is Kinng
2010 No Problem
2011 Thank You
2015 Welcome Back
2017 Mubarakan
2019 Pagalpanti
2020 It's My Life
2021 Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Filming[4]


Year Film
2009 Shortkut - The Con is On
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2002 Karz
2001 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
2000 Raju Chacha
1999 Sirf Tum
1997 Deewana Mastana
1997 Prithvi
1997 Sanam
1996 Army
1995 Andolan
1995 Hulchul
1995 Gunda Raaj
1995 Angrakshak
1994 Mr. Azaad
1994 The Gentleman
1994 Laadla
1994 Andaz
1994 Gopi Kishan
1994 Eena Meena Deeka
1994 Raja Babu
1993 Aankhen
1993 King Uncle
1992 Bol Radha Bol
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
1992 Apradhi
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam
1992 Yaad Rakhegi Duniya
1990 Pratibandh
1990 Swarg


Year Film Notes and ref.
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
1995 Angrakshak
2015. Care of Footpath 2 Kannada film


  1. ^ "Anees Bazmee on sustaining a career as a comedy writer, and why one man's comedy is another man's tragedy- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Anees Bazmee - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Exclusive biography of #AneesBazmee and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Anees Bazmee reveals some interesting facts about 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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