|Born||5 August 1944|
Shantibhai lalubhai Shah (father)|
Bikhiben Shah (mother)
|Relatives||Vijaykumar Shah (brother)|
Bharat Shah (born on 5 August 1944) is an Indian diamond merchant, Hindi film financer and distributor, under his banner VIP Films. He has produced several Bollywood films, such as Dil Se.. (1998) starring Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala, Devdas (2002) starring Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai, and Rascals (2011) starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn and Kangana Ranaut.
|1993||Darr||Yash Chopra||Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla||Drama, Romance, Thriller||Associate Producer as Bharat Shah|
|2000||Pukar||Rajkumar Santoshi||Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit,||Action, Drama, Romance||Co-Producer as Bharat Shah|
|2002||Devdas||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai||Romance||Producer as Bharat Shah|
|2008||The Ode||Nilanjan Neil Lahiri||Noel Gugliemi, Wilson Cruz,||Drama||Executive producer as Bharat Shah|
|2009||Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story||Satish Kaushik||Ruslaan Mumtaz,||Romance||Producer as Bharat Shah|
|2012||Ghost (2012 film)||Puja Bedi||Shiney Ahuja, Sayali Bhagat, Julia Bliss||Horror||Executive producer as Bharat Shah|
In 2001, Shah was arrested following an investigation into whether a film he financed, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, was funded by the Indian mafia. This arrest led to a conviction in 2003 for not disclosing fellow producer, Nazim Rizwi's links to the Indian mafia. Rizwi and his assistant, Abdul Rahim Allahbaksh Khan, were also convicted of forging links with the Indian mafia to extort film personalities. Shah was sentenced to one year in jail but as he had already spent fourteen months in jail as part of his trial, he was freed. Rizwi and Khan each were sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of ₹ 15 lakhs.
- "Bharat Shah acquires distribution rights of B.A. Pass". Bollywood Hungama. May 16, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- "Devdas has a complaint". Indianexpress.com. 2003-02-14. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- "Indian movie mogul convicted". BBC News. September 30, 2003.
- "Court convicts Bharat Shah, two others". Rediff News. September 30, 2003.
- "Bharat Shah convicted for staying silent on mafia". The Economic Times. September 30, 2003.
- "Bharat Shah, co-accused sentenced". The Hindu. October 1, 2003.
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