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Anwar Sardar Malik or Anu Malik (born 2 November 1960) is an Indian music director and singer. He is an Indian National award and filmfare award-winning music director, who primarily works in the Hindi film industry.[3] Known as one of the mega music composers of 90s in India, he is the son of Sardar Malik. Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77.

Anu Malik
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Malik at the Colors TV annual bash.
Born
Anwar Sardar Malik

(1960-11-02) 2 November 1960 (age 58)[1]
ChildrenAnmol Malik[2]
Musical career
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, music director
Years active1980–present
Associated actsSunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam

Malik had been judging the television show Indian Idol[4] since its inception, until he stepped down from the position in October 2018.[5]

As a music director, he has composed music for various genres of films,[6][7] and has written several commercially successful songs for the Hindi (Bollywood) film music industry. Malik is known for the use of the tabla in his songs, including "Taal Pe Ja"' and "Mere Humsafar" from the film Refugee, "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" from Main Hoon Na, "Eli Re Eli" from Yaadein and "Baazigar O Baazigar" from the film Baazigar.

In 1993, Malik created the songs for Mahesh Bhatt’s Sir and Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayee, along with music for Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). Later, his music for Virasat (1997) and Border (1997) and his songs for Indra Kumar's Ishq (1997) were commercially successful. This was followed by the music for Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999), Baadshah (1999), Josh (2000), Refugee (2000), Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (2000) and Fiza (2000).

In 2001, Malik gave music in the films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Aśoka. In 2004, he composed the music for Main Hoon Na (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004). His recent work includes music for Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.[8]

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Style of musicEdit

The movie Baazigar and Main Hoon Na received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction.

"The music of Asoka has a rhythm and life of its own as it recreates a heady mix of powerful sensuousness. The high point of "San Sanana" is the interesting use of the mridang. Sensuality casts its spell in "Raat Ka Nasha" as immensely engaging track. "Roshni Se" is a rich composition, which includes some awesome Buddhist chanting and the intriguing vocal chemistry between Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik. "O Re Kanchi" captures the earthy feel of Oriya music, in addition to some funky drumbeats and enthusiastic vocals. "Aa Tayar Hoja" proves to be a fast-paced, upbeat track that promises to grow on you after a couple of hearings."[9]

CollaborationsEdit

Malik and Alisha Chinai jointly composed the commercially successful singles "Sexy Sexy" and "Ruk Ruk Ruk" from Vijaypath, "Chot Dil Pe Lagi" from Ishq Vishk and the songs from Love Story 2050.

His collaborations with Indian film lyricist Javed Akhtar have included songs from Border in 1997, Refugee in 2000, LOC Kargil in 2003, and Umrao Jaan in 2006.

Malik has worked with Indian playback singers including Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Amit Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Zubeen Garg, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal, Sadhana Sargam, K. S. Chitra, Vinod Rathod, Shaan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Monali Thakur, Papon and others. During the 80s, he mostly worked with singers such as Mohammad Aziz, Shabbir Kumar, Manhar Udhas, Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh and Anwar.

Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik sang in most of the singles composed by Malik. This trio collaborated on films such as Sir, Phool Aur Angaar, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Vijaypath, Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Imtihaan, Chamatkar, Gambler, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Duplicate, Kareeb, Soldier, Aarzoo, Ishq Vishk and Fida. Sanu and Yagnik were regular singers for Anu Malik and Malik created many songs individually with Sanu such as "Aaine Ke Sau Tukde" from Maa (1991) and the single "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" from Baazigar (1993) (Malik sang the rap part of the song) among others. It was Sanu's first Western song.

Malik collaborated with Udit Narayan in Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Ram Jaane, Diljale, Himalay Putra, Ishq, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Refugee, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Fiza, Badal, Saaya and with Abhijeet in Baadshah, Asoka, Josh, Daraar and many others.

He has worked with Indian singer[10] and fellow Indian Idol judge Sonu Nigam, who sang in the song "Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge from the film Border in 1997. The two have since continued to collaborate, with Malik providing Nigam songs including "Main Hoon Na" and Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal"' from the film Main Hoon Na, for which the singer received several awards. They also collaborated on music for films such as Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, Border, Fiza, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Jaan-E-Mann, LOC: Kargil, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Refugee.

In the 2006 film Umrao Jaan, Malik launched his daughter Anmol Malik's singing career with the song "Bitiya Na Kijo."

Malik's song "Chamma Chamma" from China Gate was also used in the U.S. (Hollywood) film Moulin Rouge! starring Nicole Kidman. "Chunari Chunari" from Biwi No.1 was also used in the film Monsoon Wedding.

Following the death of music director R. D. Burman, Malik has completed music for Burman's unfinished film projects Gang and Ghatak.

TelevisionEdit

Malik remained one of the judges on the TV show Indian Idol throughout each season till it ended. In the first two seasons, he was accompanied by Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, and in the third by Alisha Chinai, Udit Narayan and Javed Akhtar. He was a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Indian Idol. He appeared on Indian Idol 4 with Sonali Bendre, Kailash Kher and Javed Akhtar. After that, he appeared as a judge with Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5.

Farah Khan and Malik were the judges for Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, a variety entertainment reality show that airs on Sony Entertainment Television (India) on weekdays.

Malik was the only judge from India on Asian Idol, who represented Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant, with other judges Indra Lesmana, Paul Moss, Pilita Corrales, Ken Lim and Siu Black. He is also the judge (with Farah Khan & Sonu Nigam) of the Indian Idol 7 (2016–17).

SingerEdit

Although he is not a mainstream singer, Malik does playback singing[11] for his compositions. Written off as a singer in his early days ("Julie Julie," for instance), he continues to sing his own compositions, with songs such as "Ek Garam Chaye ki Pyali" from the movie Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, "Gori Gori" in Main Hoon Na or the recent "Meri Jane Jigar" in Deewane Huye Paagal. Among his works are "Oonchi Hai Building"[12] and "East or West India is the best" from the movie Judwaa.[13] and the rap part of "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" of Baazigar.

While he sings entire songs for some movies, especially those starring Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor (in Deewane Huye Paagal he sang almost every song), and has also sung as part of a chorus in "Mehbooba Mehbooba" in the film Ajnabee, and "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" for Main Hoon Na.

His albums include Dekho Barish Ho Rahi Hai, Tera Chehra, Dhua Dhua and an English album, Eyes.

Personal lifeEdit

Malik is married to Anju.[14] They have two daughters: Ada Malik and Anmol Malik. Anmol Malik is also a Bollywood playback singer.

ControversyEdit

In October 2018, Anu Malik was accused by singer Sona Mohapatra of being a 'serial predator'.[15] He was also accused by Shweta Pandit of being a 'paedophile'.[16][17] Following the allegations, he was removed as a judge from Season 10 of Indian Idol and was subsequently replaced by composer duo Salim-Sulaiman. Malik, however claims to have quit the show of his own accord.[18] He was subsequently also accused by singer Caralisa Monteiro of sexual misconduct. [19] In 1994, Malik was accused by Alisha Chinoy for molesting her.[20]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Malik was awarded a Silver Lotus for his music for J.P. Dutta's Refugee and the Filmfare Special Jury Award. He also won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Main Hoon Na and Baazigar.[21]

He is a seven-time winner from 42 nominations for best music director, including 14 nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.[22]

National Film AwardEdit

Year Film Category Result
2001 Refugee Best Music Direction Won
  • Filmfare Awards
    • 1994 – Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director AwardBaazigar
    • 2001 – Winner, Filmfare Special AwardRefugee
    • 2005 – Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director AwardMain Hoon Na
    • 1985 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Sohni Mahiwal (1984)
    • 1995 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    • 1996 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Akele Hum Akele Tum
    • 1998 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Virasat (1997 film)
    • 1998 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Border
    • 1999 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Soldier
    • 2000 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Biwi No.1
    • 2000 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Haseena Maan Jaayegi
    • 2001 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Josh
    • 2001 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Fiza
    • 2002 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai
    • 2002 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Aśoka (2001 film)
    • 2004 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – LOC: Kargil
    • 2005 – Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Murder
  • Zee Cine Awards
    • 2016 – Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorDum Laga Ke Haisha
    • 2005 – Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Music DirectorMain Hoon Na
    • 1998 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Border
    • 1999 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Soldier
    • 2000 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Haseena Maan Jaayegi
    • 2000 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Biwi No.1
    • 2001 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Refugee
    • 2001 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Fiza
    • 2002 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – Asoka
    • 2004 – Nominated, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director – LOC: Kargil
  • Star Screen Awards
    • 2005 – Winner, Star Screen Award for Best Music DirectorMain Hoon Na
    • 2004 – Winner, Star Screen Award Special Tribute – Artist of the decade
    • 1995 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Main Khiladi Tu Anari
    • 1996 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Akele Hum Akele Tum
    • 1998 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Border
    • 1999 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Soldier
    • 2000 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Haseena Maan Jaayegi
    • 2000 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Biwi No.1
    • 2001 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Refugee
    • 2001 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Fiza
    • 2002 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Asoka
    • 2004 – Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – LOC: Kargil
    • 2004 – Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
    • 2005 – Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
    • 2007 – Star Screen Award for Best Music Director – Jaan-E-Mann
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards – Anu Malik has highest nominations (7) without a win
    • 2005 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music DirectorMurder
    • 2005 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – Main Hoon Na
    • 2004 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – LOC Kargil
    • 2004 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
    • 2002 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai
    • 2001 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – Fiza
    • 2001 – Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Music Director – Josh
  • Other
    • 2005 – Winner, Popular Award – Best Music Director for Main Hoon Na (2004)
    • 2010 – Winner, Asha Bhosle Award – Outstanding Contribution In Music
    • 2010 – Winner, Indian Telly Awards – Best reality show judge
    • 2014 – Winner, Giants International Awards – lifetime achievement in Music
    • 2015 – Winner, Big Star Entertainment Awards – 92.7 BIG FM – Suhana Safar Music Award[23]

DiscographyEdit

Year Film Notes
2020 Sadak 2
2019 Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
2018 Paltan
Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Sui Dhaaga
2017 Begum Jaan
Judwaa 2
Indu Sarkar
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha Winner, Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director for the song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
Welcome Back
2013 Shootout at Wadala
2012 Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Gali Gali Chor Hai
2011 Yamala Pagla Deewana
2010 Hisss
Toonpur Ka Superhero
2009 Kambakkht Ishq
Teree Sang
Chal Chala Chal
7 Days in Slow Motion
Victory
2008 Mission Istaanbul
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam
Ugly Aur Pagli
Love Story 2050
Don Muthu Swami
Woodstock Villa
Hastey Hastey - Follow Your Heart Music score
2007 Undertrial
2006 Umrao Jaan
Jaan-E-Mann Nominated, Screen Award for Best Music Director
Zindaggi Rocks
Jai Santoshi Maa
Aatma
Pyare Mohan
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
My Bollywood Bride
2005 Kalyug
Deewane Huye Paagal
Shaadi No. 1
No Entry
Fareb
Bachke Rehna Re Baba
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
Waqt
Tango Charlie
Jurm
Elaan
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Bride & Prejudice
Dobara
Fida
Love Kannada film
Garv
Aan: Men at Work
Main Hoon Na Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Krishna Cottage
Murder Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Love in Nepal
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Nominated, Screen Award for Best Music Director
Hanan
2003 Munnabhai MBBS Nominated, Screen Award for Best Music Director
LOC: Kargil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Inteha
Sssshhh...
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost
Saaya
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Ishq Vishk
Khushi
Kucch To Hai
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor
Om Jai Jagadish
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein
Awara Paagal Deewana
Badhaai Ho Badhaai
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
Ab Ke Baras
Filhaal...
2001 Ajnabee
Lajja
Asoka
Aks
Yaadein
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Rahul
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
2000 Champion
Ghaath
Fiza Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Aaghaaz
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Refugee Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Winner, Filmfare Special Award
Josh Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Jung
Hera Pheri
Khauff
Badal
Mela
Gang
1999 Baadshah
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Biwi No.1 Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Sooryavansham
Kartoos
Jaanam Samjha Karo
Aarzoo
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
Chehraa
1998 Wajood
Prem Aggan
Hero Hindustani
Soldier Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Angaaray
Iski Topi Uske Sarr
Gharwali Baharwali
Duplicate
Miss 420
Chhota Chetan
China Gate
Kareeb
1997 Ankhon Mein Tum Ho
Ishq
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Dil Kitna Nadan Hai
Auzaar
Border Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law
Dil Deewana Maane Na
Hamesha
Himalay Putra
Judwaa
Tamanna
Virasat
1996 Ghatak
Sapoot
Beqabu
Ram Aur Shyam
Zordaar
Dushman Duniya Ka
Krishna
Daraar
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Chaahat
Diljale
Namak
1995 Ram Shastra
Yaraana
Gundaraj
Hulchul
Takkar
The Gambler
Baazi
Hathkadi
Naajayaz
Jawab
Ahankaar
Akele Hum Akele Tum Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Imtihaan
Ram Jaane
Surakshaa
1994 Hum Hain Bemisaal
Zaalim
Yaar Gaddar
Main Khiladi Tu Anari Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Naaraaz
Vijaypath
Aa Gale Lag Jaa
Gopalaa
Khuddar
Madam X
The Gentleman
1993 Baazigar Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Phool Aur Angaar
Sir
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
Jaanam
Tahqiqaat
1992 Chamatkar
Tahalka
Police Officer
Laat Saab
Maa
Radha Ka Sangam
Virodhi
1991 Bhabhi
Naag Mani
Ramgarh Ke Sholay
Naamcheen
Shikari: The Hunter
1990 Zimmedaaar
Doodh Ka Karz
Paap Ki Kamaee
Awaargi
Gunahon Ka Devta
Khatarnaak
Tejaa
1989 Meri Zabaan
Kalpana House Malayalam film
Ladaai
Toofan
Dana Paani
Abhimanyu
Aakhri Baazi
Vardi
Dav Pech
Jaaydaad
Mujrim
Taaqatwar
Maalamaal
1988 Shukriya
Ganga Jamuna Saraswati
Jeete Hain Shaan Se
Aakshri Adaalat
1987 Hawalaat
Mera Lahoo
Dadagiri (film)
Insaniyat Ke Dushman
Naam O Nishan
1986 Ek Chadar Maili Si
Pyaar Ke Do Pal
Allah-Rakha
Begaana
Karamdaata
Jaal
Mera Haque
1985 Mard
Apna Jahan
Jaan Ki Baazi
Phaansi Ke Baad
1984 Love Marriage
Ram Tera Desh
Aasmaan
Sohni Mahiwal Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
1983 Ek Jaan Hain Hum
1982 Mangal Pandey
1981 Aapas Ki Baat
Poonam
1980 Hunterwali 77

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