||29 August 2003
||1989 - 2003
Anant Balani (1962 – 29 August 2003) was a Bollywood film director and screenwriter.
He directed films such as Patthar Ke Phool in 1991 which starred Salman Khan and Raveena Tandon in lead roles. He also wrote the script for Insaaf: The Justice, released in 2004.
He died of a heart attack on 29 August 2003 in Mumbai. 2003 had been a strenuous year for him and he had finished three films and was working on a fourth at his time of death. He didn't live to see any of his films of that year released which included Joggers' Park, Mumbai Matinee and Ek Din 24 Ghante.