Nanabhai Bhatt

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Nanabhai Bhatt
Born June 12, 1915
Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Occupation film director, film producer
Years active 1942-1988
Spouse(s) Shirin Mohammad Ali (second wife)
Children Mahesh Bhatt (son)
Mukesh Bhatt (son)
Robin Bhatt (son)
Relatives Purnima Das Verma (sister-in-law)

Nanabhai Bhatt (born June 12, 1915 in Porbandar – died April 24, 1999 in Mumbai) was a well-known Indian film director and producer of Bollywood and Gujarati cinema,[1][2] known for making over a hundred fantasy and mythological films,[3] including Mr. X (1957), Zimbo Comes to Town (1960), Lal Qila (1960) and the blockbuster Kangan (1959) starring Nirupa Roy and Ashok Kumar.[4][5] His first film, Muqbala (1942), was the first to feature the double-role or "twins" phenomenon in Indian cinema, wherein lead actress Fearless Nadia alternated between the good sister and the gangster's moll. The formula was subsequently emulated in numerous Hindi films.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Bhatt, a Gujarati Brahmin,[7][8] was the patriarch of the Bhatt film family. He had five daughters and four sons, including noted film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, and Robin Bhatt owners of Vishesh Films.

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Jaya Parvati Vrat (Gujarati film) (1982)
  • Gajara Maru (Gujarati film) (1981)
  • Dharti Mata (1976)
  • Balak Aur Janwar (1975)
  • Jeevan Rekha (1974)
  • Jung Aur Aman (1968)
  • Baghdad Ki Raatein (1967)
  • Shankar Khan (1966)
  • Bekhabar (1965)
  • Aadhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)
  • Samson (1964)
  • Alapiranthavan (1963)
  • Bhootnath (1963)
  • Naag Rani (1963)
  • Rocket Girl (1962)
  • Baghdad Ki Raaten (1962)
  • Teen Ustad (1961)
  • Police Detective (1960)
  • Lal Quila (1960)
  • Zimbo Shaher Mein (1960)
  • Daaka (1959)
  • Baazigar (1959)
  • Kangan (1959)
  • Naya Sansar (1959)
  • Madam XYZ (1959)
  • Son of Sinbad (1958)
  • Chaalbaaz (1958)
  • Mr. X (1957)
  • Ustad (1957)
  • Kismet (1956)
  • Watan (1954)
  • Toote Khilone (1954)
  • Sinbad Jahazi (1952)
  • Apni Izzat (1952)
  • Baghdad (1952)
  • Lakshmi Narayan (1951)
  • Ram Janma (1951)
  • Daman (1951)
  • Lav Kush (1951)
  • Janmashtami (1950)
  • Veer Babruwahan (1950)
  • Hamara Ghar (1950)
  • Veer Ghatotkach (1949)
  • Shaukeen (1949)
  • Maa Baap Ki Laaj (1946)
  • Chalis Karod (1946)
  • Mauj (1943)
  • Muqabala (1942)

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