Ritesh Sidhwani

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Ritesh Sidhwani
Deepika Padukone and Ritesh Sidhwani at'Umang Police Show 2016'.jpg
Deepika Padukone and Sidhwani (right) at Umang Police Show, 2016.
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Co-owner, Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Years active 2001-present
Known for Dil Chahta Hai

Ritesh Sidhwani (born 1973) is a Bollywood film producer, who founded a film production house under the banner of Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Along with long-time friend Farhan Akhtar, he brought to the audience Dil Chahta Hai, his first film under his banner.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ritesh Sidhwani was born in a Sindhi family in Mumbai, where he received his education. His father is Chandan Tootaram Sidhwani.


He started his career in his family's business, Marlex Appliances and started his film production company, Excel Entertainment, with his close friend, Farhan Akhtar, their first film, Dil Chahta Hai was released in 2001.

Personal life[edit]

He has 2 siblings Sandeep Sidhwani and Nisha Sidhwani, Sandeep owns an Event Management firm and Nisha was the owner of an IT company SEEinfobiz. Ritesh is younger amongst them. He is married to Dolly Sidhwani, and the couple have two sons [2]



Year Film Producer
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Yes
2004 Lakshya Yes
2006 Don: The Chase Begins Again Yes
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Yes
2008 Rock On!! Yes
2009 Luck By Chance Yes
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Yes
2011 Game Yes
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Yes
2011 Don 2 Yes
2012 Talaash Yes
2013 Fukrey Yes
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Yes
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Yes
2016 Rock On 2 Yes
2017 Raees Yes
2017 Inside Edge Executive
2017 Fukrey Returns Yes

Creative Director[edit]

Year Film Creative Director
2006 Don: The Chase Begins Again Yes


Year Film Awards Category
2002 Dil Chahta Hai 49th National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Hindi
47th Filmfare Awards Critics Award for Best Movie
2009 Rock On!! 55th National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Hindi
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Scroll of entertainment
2012 7th NDTV Indian of the Year Awards NDTV Entertainer of the Year
57th Filmfare Awards Best Film
Critics Award for Best Movie
Screen Awards Best Film
Apsara Awards Best Film
Zee Cine Awards Best Film
13th IIFA Awards Best Movie


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