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|Occupation||Co-owner, Excel Entertainment|
|Known for||Dil Chahta Hai|
Ritesh Sidhwani(born 1973) is an Indian film producer. He is the co-founder of Excel Entertainment along with Farhan Akhtar. His first film as a producer, Dil Chahta Hai, won the National Award in 2001. His contribution to the world of cinema is exemplary and is known for their new-age contemporary approach. Through his vision, Excel Entertainment now is one of the first major Indian production companies in the over-the-top (OTT) content space. Their first show Inside Edge (2017) was nominated for Best Drama series at 46th International Emmy Awards, followed by Mirzapur (2018) and Made In Heaven (2019).
Ritesh Sidhwani was born in a Sindhi family in Mumbai, where he received his education. His father is Chandan Tootaram Sidhwani.
He is married to Dolly Sidhwani, and the couple have two sons.
|Year||Film||Producer||Creative director||Executive producer||Film distributor|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Yes||Yes|
|2006||Don: The Chase Begins Again||Yes||Yes|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Yes||Yes|
|Positive (Short Film)||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Luck By Chance||Yes||Yes|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Yes||Yes|
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Baar Baar Dekho||Yes||Yes|
|Rock On 2||Yes||Yes|
|Mirzapur (Web series)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|K.G.F: Chapter 1||Yes|
|Made in Heaven (Web series)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Yes|
|K.G.F: Chapter 2||Yes|
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|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|
|Zee Cine Awards|
|13th IIFA Awards||Best Movie|
|2019||Gully Boy||Screen Awards||Best Film|
|Zee Cine Awards|
|Indian Film Festival of Melbourne|
|Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival||NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film|||
|Mirzapur||iReel Awards||Best Drama Series|
- "Producer Ritesh Sidhwani is a proud papa for the second time". Bollywood Hungama. 4 October 2005.
- "Dil Chahta Hai". Times of India. 24 July 2001.
- "This week, that year: Abhishek Kapoor remembers his National". Mumbai Mirror. 27 August 2020.
- "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara". Times of India. 15 July 2011.
- "'Gully Boy' wins NETPAC Award at BIFAN in South Korea". Business Standard. 8 July 2019.
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