Mukesh Bhatt

Mukesh Bhatt (born 5 June 1952[1]) is an Indian film producer and actor who has produced several Bollywood films. He is the younger brother of Mahesh Bhatt, and also the co-owner of the production company Vishesh Films, set up in 1986. He is the uncle of Pooja Bhatt, Rahul Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi and Alia Bhatt.

Mukesh Bhatt
Mukesh Bhatt at the launch of T P Aggarwal's trade magazine 'Blockbuster' 18.jpg
Bhatt at the launch of T. P. Aggarwal's trade magazine "Blockbuster" in 2018
Born (1952-06-05) 5 June 1952 (age 70)[1]
Bombay, Bombay State, India
(present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra)
OrganizationVishesh Films
SpouseNeelima Bhatt
Children3 (including Vishesh Bhatt)
FamilySee Bhatt family

Personal lifeEdit

Bhatt is the son of Nanabhai Bhatt (1915–1999), a Hindi film director and producer. His father was a Gujarati Brahmin and mother a Gujarati Muslim. Nanabhai's brother, Balwant Bhatt (1909–1965) was also a Hindi film director. He is married to Nilima Bhatt. Bhatt has one daughter named Sakshi and a son Vishesh;[2] Vishesh Films was named after him. For 30 years Mukesh along with his brother Mahesh produced movies under the banner of Vishesh films. However owing to differences between the brothers, Mukesh Bhatt took over Vishesh films and in May 2021, it was publicly announced that Mahesh Bhatt was no more associated with the firm.[3][4]


Bhatt's first film as producer was Jurm (1990) with Vinod Khanna, however, the film was not very successful.[5] Then he collaborated with Gulshan Kumar to produce the love story, Aashiqui (1990), starring debutantes Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal. The film was directed by his brother Mahesh Bhatt. The films that followed Aashiqui were all big hits. These included Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) and Sadak (1991) released under the banner of Vishesh Films. All of these films starred Pooja Bhatt along with prominent actors like Aamir Khan and Sanjay Dutt.[5]

Bhatt produced more films in the following years, such as, Sir (1993) starring Naseeruddin Shah, Naajayaz (1995), Criminal (1995), and Fareb (1996). The 1998 film Ghulam, was yet another success for the producer.[5] In 1999, Sangharsh starring Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar was successful venture for the producer, while the horror films Raaz (2002), and its sequel Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009), both were received positively. In 2004, he introduced his nephew Emraan Hashmi on the big screen with the film Footpath, also starring Bipasha Basu. His recent ventures as producer include, Zeher (2005), Kalyug (2005), Gangster (2006), Woh Lamhe (2006), Jannat (2008), Tum Mile (2009) and Crook (2010).[5]

He produced along with his brother Mahesh Bhatt Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015) with Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in leading roles. It is based on the love story of Bhatt's parents, Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother.



ReferencesEdit mukesh bhatt bio [हिंदी]

  1. ^ a b "Mukesh Bhatt Turns 58!". Imdb News. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Vishesh Bhatt to turn director". Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Emraan Hashmi on Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt's professional split: 'All good things come to an end'". The Indian Express. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  4. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (19 April 2022). "The final & irrevocable split between Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt: Mukesh Bhatt NOT invited to Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Mukesh Bhatt – Biography". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2010.

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