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Siddharth Anand is an Indian film writer and director known for directing Salaam Namaste (2005), Bang Bang! (2014) and War (2019), top-grossing productions in overseas markets, all of which did extremely well at the domestic box office too. The latter two rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

Siddharth Anand
Siddharth Anand at the special screening of ‘Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur’.jpg
Born (1983-03-16) 16 March 1983 (age 36)
OccupationDirector, Writer
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Mamta Bhatia Anand


Anand's father, Bittu, is an Indian producer who is known for producing Amitabh Bachchan-starrer action drama Shahenshah. His uncle, Tinnu, is a prominent Hindi film actor who has appeared in films such as Anjaam, Dabangg, Hasee Toh Phasee and Saaho. Anand is also the grandson of screenwriter Inder Raj Anand, who wrote more than 120 films including Safar and Ek Duuje Ke Liye.


Anand began his film career by assisting Rahul Rawail on his film Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi, that starred Kajol. He then co-wrote the 2004 hit Hum Tum along with Kunal Kohli and also worked as an executive producer and associate director on the film.

When 27, Anand directed Salaam Namaste, starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. The film was one of the biggest hits worldwide of 2005 and it established him as a major director in the Hindi film industry.

Anand's second venture, Ta Ra Rum Pum was released in April 2007. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji and was a semi hit at the box office. Anand's third one Bachna Ae Haseeno starring Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor released on 15 August 2008. The film ran successfully worldwide and was a hit.

These three films were part of his contract with Yash Raj Films.

His fourth film Anjaana Anjaani, starred Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles, and was produced by Sajid Nadiawala. It was released worldwide on 1 October 2010, after a one-week delay.The film was a box office success [1]

Anand has worked with music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar in all four of his films with all albums becoming popular.

Anand's fifth film Bang Bang!, an official adaptation of Knight and Day starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif was released on 2 October 2014 and was a worldwide hit. The film's overseas collections is the highest ever for a Hrithik Roshan film.

Anand last directed Yash Raj Films's War starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor released on 2 October 2019.[2]

Anand will next be directing and producing Rambo, a Bollywood remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo,[3] which will begin filming towards the end of 2019.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Anand is married to Mamta Bhatia-Anand and they have a son named Ranveer (RV), whose name was the base of Saif Ali Khan's character in Ta Ra Rum Pum.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
No Name Year Notes
1 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi 2001 Assistant
2 Hum Tum 2004 Co-writer
3 Salaam Namaste 2005 Actor (Special Appearance), Director & Screenplay
4 Ta Ra Rum Pum 2007 Director
5 Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Director and screen play
6 Anjaana Anjaani 2010 Director & Screen play
7 Bang Bang! 2014 Director & Writer
8 War 2019 Director, Story & Screenplay
9 Rambo: First Blood  2020 Director, Story & Screenplay


  1. ^ "Crook Opens Below The Mark". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Hrithik Roshan vs Tiger Shroff in Yash Raj Films' next actioner". 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ Winfrey, Graham; Winfrey, Graham (20 May 2017). "First Look at 'Rambo' Poster: Indian Remake Coming in 2018".
  4. ^ "Tiger Shroff puts Sylvester Stallone on hold for Hrithik Roshan". mid-day. 12 October 2017.

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