Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Birthday24 February, 1963
- Fun Trivia:Bhansali has a very unique way of making his films as he creates the soundtrack of the film first and then works on the film. He is also the only director, apart from the legendary Guru Dutt, who creates his films in total isolation from the public.
- Famous Quote:Listen, I was born and brought up in Bombay, where people shout at each other from the windows of flats on opposite sides of the streets. I belong to a community with a loud lifestyle. You can't expect dignity, propriety, control and detachment from ME! My talk is full-throated, my expressions full-blooded. I cannot make a film without melodrama.
One of the most successful and celebrated film makers of Bollywood, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has adopted the middle name “Leela” as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali. He started his career as an assistant director to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, but had a fall out with him later. Sanjay then made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical, which was a super hit. He has made iconic films like Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya, which reflect his passion about cinema and music. The director was in a serious relationship with the famous Bollywood choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant and they even tied the knot, but things didn’t work out between the two.