Anu Malik

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Anu Malik
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Indian Composer Anu Malik
Background information
Born (1960-11-02) 2 November 1960 (age 53)
Origin India
Occupations Music director, singer
Instruments vocals , harmonium, keyboard
Years active 1981–present

Anu Malik (born 2 November 1960), born Anwar Sardaar Malik, is a music director in the Hindi film industry. Son of veteran music director Sardar Malek, Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1977. In the 90s Anu copmosed hits for films like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Baazigar and Jaanam.

The 2000s saw him winning the National Award for his music for J.P. Dutta's Refugee and the Filmfare Special Jury Award for his outstanding music. He won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Main Hoon Na and Baazigar. He was nominated 14 times for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

Malik has been judging the television phenomenon Indian Idol for the last five seasons and continues to be a member of the jury for the sixth season as well. He has rendered many of his own compositions like 'Garam Chaye Ki Pyali', 'Gori Gori' and the recent 'Meri Jane Jigar'.

Early years[edit]

Anwar "Anu" Malik is the son of veteran composer Sardar Malik, brother of Abu Malik and Daboo Malik. He made his debut in Hunterwali in 1977. He composed for famous films like Sohni Mahiwal (1984), Mard, Ganga Jamuna Saraswathi and Jeete Hain Shaan Se. He got recognition for them, but throughout the 1980s he could not get much of the work as there were so many established music directors like R.D. Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji and Bappi Lahiri. One of the only producers that always returned to him were FC Mehra's Eagle Films. Other early films were Poonam, Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Mard, Maa, Maalamaal, Love Marriage, Aasman, Jaal, Allah Rakha, Mujrim.

He has a Hindi poetry school in Karol Bagh, New Delhi.


Malik shot to fame in the 1990s with Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee in 1992, Baazigar, Jaanam, Sir, Tehelka, Chamatkar, Maa and the next step was the Filmfare award for Baazigar beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal for Khalnayak in 1994.

In 2001, he composed music for movies like Aks, Fiza, Filhaal... and Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai.

His recent work includes Love story 2050, J.P Dattas' Umraojaan, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Kambakkht Ishq.

Style of music[edit]

He is a versatile music director,[1][2] giving music to different kinds of films. He has created many hit tunes for the Hindi music industry. In his career he never reused his songs' tuning manner: Every song is very different on the basis of instrument arrangement and vocal tuning format.

He is specially known for his use of tabla in some of his hit songs like 'Taal Pe Jab' and 'Mere Humsafar' from the movie Refugee, 'Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal' of Main Hoon Na, 'Eli Re Eli' of Yaadein and 'Baazigar O Baazigar' of Baazigar.

He has made music for some of the above and Josh, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Fiza, Aks, Asoka, Filhaal and Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai in 2000 and 2001. The movie Baazigar 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."[3]


Malik's association with Alisha Chinai has been very successful, delivering major hits such as 'Sexy Sexy'; 'Ruk Ruk Ruk' from Vijaypath; and the songs from Love Story 2050.

His collaborations with J. P. Dutta, famous film director and producer, has provided India with major hits. These include Border in 1997, Refugee in 2000, LOC Kargil in 2003 and Umrao Jaan in 2006.

Malik has worked with playback singers including Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, K S Chitra, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal, Shaan, Abhijeet, Sonu Nigam, K.K., Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and many more singers.

Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik rendered their voice in most of the hits composed by Anu 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 and Ishq Vishk.

He collaborated with singer Sonu Nigam. He gave the singer a big break with the song 'Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge' in the film Border in 1997, which put Nigam in the limelight and earned him award nominations. Their collaboration has continued since, with Anu Malik providing Sonu Nigam with a variety of songs, including hits like 'Main Hoon Na' and Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal' in the film Main Hoon Na, which earned the singer several awards. They have worked together in films, including 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 2006 movie Umrao Jaan, Malik launched his daughter Anmol Malik as a singer in the song 'Bitiya Na Kijo'.[4]

His song "Chamma Chamma" from China Gate was used in the English movie Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman. "Chunari Chunari" from Biwi No.1 was used in Monsoon Wedding.

After the death of R. D. Burman, Malik completed his pending films like Gang and Ghatak.


Indian Idol[edit]

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.

Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega[edit]

Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega is a variety entertainment reality show that airs on Sony Entertainment Television (India) on weekdays. It premiered on 25 May 2009 with other new shows, as part of a major revamp by Sony TV. The first season was hosted by Mona Singh and Vishal Malhotra; Farah Khan and Malik were the judges. All the episodes were shot in Sony TV's Mumbai studio.

Asian Idol[edit]

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.


Although he is not a mainstream singer, Malik does playback singing 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 like "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 most famous renditions are "Oonchi hai building" and "East or West India is the best" from the movie Judwaa 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 even Shahid Kapoor (in Deewane Huye Paagal he sang almost every song), very often one can hear him in the chorus, like in "Mehbooba Mehbooba" in the film Ajnabee, "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" for Main Hoon Na, etc.

He is known for his singing for his private albums like Dekho barish ho rahi hai, Tera Chehra, Dhua dhua and an English album, Eyes.

Personal life[edit]

Music Director Anu (Anwar) Malik is married to anju. They have two daughters, one of whom is named Anmol Malik, who is known for her song 'Talli' from the movie Ugly Aur Pagli. His younger brother Daboo Malik is married to Jyoti and has two sons, Amal and Arman.[5][[6]]


Malik has won several awards during his music career including three Filmfare Awards, one Star Screen Award, a Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director, National Film Award for Best Music Direction and many others.


International Indian Film Academy Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Star Screen Award for Best Music Director[edit]

Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director[edit]


Year Film Notes
2016 Hera Pheri 4
2016 Border 2
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haishaa
2014 Welcome Back
2013 Shootout at Wadala
2012 Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Gali Gali Chor Hai
2011 Yamala Pagla Deewana
2010 Toonpur Ka Superhero
2009 Kambakkht Ishq
7 Days in Slow Motion
2008 Victory
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
Zindaggi Rocks
Jai Santoshi Maa
Pyare Mohan
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
My Bollywood Bride
2005 Kalyug
Deewane Huye Paagal
Shaadi No. 1
No Entry
Bachke Rehna Re Baba
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
Tango Charlie
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Bride & Prejudice
Love Kannada film
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
2003 Munnabhai MBBS
LOC: Kargil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Ishq Vishk
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
2001 Ajnabee
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
2000 Champion
Fiza Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Refugee Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Josh Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Hera Pheri
1999 Baadshah
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Biwi No.1 Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Jaanam Samjha Karo
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
1998 Wajood
Prem Aggan
Hero Hindustani
Soldier Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Iski Topi Uske Sarr
Gharwali Baharwali
Miss 420
Chhota Chetan
China Gate
1997 Ankhon Mein Tum Ho
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Dil Kitna Nadan Hai
Border Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law
Dil Deewana Maane Na
Himalay Putra
Dushman Duniya Ka
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
1995 Ram Shastra
Akele Hum Akele Tum Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Ram Jaane
1994 Hum Hain Bemisaal
Yaar Gaddar
Main Khiladi Tu Anari Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Aa Gale Lag Jaa
Madam X
The Gentleman
1993 Baazigar Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Phool Aur Angaar
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
1992 Chamatkar
Police Officer
Laat Saab
Radha Ka Sangam
1991 Bhabhi
Ramgarh Ke Sholay
Shikari: The Hunter
1990 Zimmedaaar
Doodh Ka Karz
Paap Ki Kamaee
Gunahon Ka Devta
1989 Meri Zubaan
Dana Paani
Aakhri Baazi
Dav Pech
1988 Maalamaal
Aakhri Adaalat
Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi
Jeete Hain Shaan Se
1987 Hawalaat
Mera Lahoo
Insaniyat Ke Dushman
Naam O Nishan
1986 Ek Chadar Maili Si
Pyaar Ke Do Pal
Mera Haque
1985 Mard
Apna Jahan
Jaan Ki Baazi
Phaansi Ke Baad
1984 Love Marriage
Ram Tera Desh
Sohni Mahiwal Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
1983 Ek Jaan Hain Hum
1982 Mangal Pandey
1981 Aapas Ki Baat
1977 Hunterwali 77


An unnamed reporter of IBNLive has accused Anu Malik of "lifting off songs from others without credit".[7]

A few following songs lifted are to his Credits:[8][9][10][11]

Song Name Movie Name Original Source
Need Churayi Meri Ishq Sending All My Love (Tolga)
Neela Dupatta Peela Suit Hameshaa All I Wanna Say (Michael Jackson)
Love Hua Jaanam Samjha Karo Angelo (Brotherhood Of Man)
Aisa Zakhm Diya Hai Akele Hum Akele Tum Child In Time (Deep Purple)
Dil mera churaya kyon Akele hum akele tum Wham's Last Christmas
Raja ko Rani se Pyar ho gaya Akele Hum Akele Tum the Love theme - Godfather
Dil Le Le Lena Auzaar Macarena (Los Del Rio)
Dil Maka Dina Dhaal Macarena (Los Del Rio)
Aisa Milan Hameshaa The Phantom Of The Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Jaane Mujhe Kya Hua Baazi Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Tera Gussa Kareeb The Happy Birthday Song
Tu Woh Tu Hai Beqaabu Theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Paagalpan Chha Gaya Jaanam And I Love Her (Beatles)
Teri Chaahat Ke Siva Jaanam El Condor Pasa (Simon & Garfunkel)
Maari Gayi Pyaar Mein Jaanam I Am Sixteen and My Favorite Things (The Sound Of Music)
Dole Dole Dil Baazi Come September (Theme)
Karle Gunaah Ugly aur Pagli 'Gasolina' by Daddy Yankee
Tu Waaqif Nahin Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Fernando (ABBA)
Yeh Kali Kali Ankhen Baazigar The Cover Girls- Because of you(1988)
Sun Sun Sun Barsaat Ki Dhun Sir Listen To The Sound Of The Rain (Jose Feliciano)
Ladna Jhagadna Duplicate Slip And Slide (Laura Allen)
I Was Made For Loving You Jaanam Samjha Karo I Was Made For Loving You (Kiss)
Kaho na Kaho Murder Tamally Maak (Amr Diab)
In The Night No Control Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Self Control (Laura Branigan)
Chakle Chakle Deewane Huye Paagal Turn Me On (Kevin Lyttle)
Jaana Jaane Jaana Murder Nishwo Korecho Amay (Miles)


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