Ritesh Sidhwani

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Ritesh Sidhwani
Ritesh Sidhwani in 2016.jpg
Sidhwani in 2016
Born1973 (1973) (age 49)
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2001–present
OrganizationExcel Entertainment
Known forDil Chahta Hai (2001)
Spouse(s)Dolly Sidhwani

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).

Early life[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Dolly Sidhwani, and the couple have two sons.[1]


Year Film Producer Creative director Executive producer Film distributor
2001 Dil Chahta Hai Yes Yes
2004 Lakshya Yes Yes
2006 Don: The Chase Begins Again Yes Yes
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Yes Yes
Positive (Short Film) Yes Yes
2008 Rock On!! Yes Yes
2009 Luck By Chance Yes Yes
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Yes Yes
2011 Game Yes Yes
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Yes Yes
Don 2 Yes Yes
2012 Talaash Yes Yes
2013 Fukrey Yes Yes
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Yes Yes
Bangistan Yes Yes
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Yes Yes
Rock On 2 Yes Yes
2017 Raees Yes Yes
Inside Edge Yes Yes
Fukrey Returns Yes Yes
2018 3 Storeys Yes Yes
Gold Yes Yes
Mirzapur (Web series) Yes Yes Yes
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Yes
2019 Gully Boy Yes Yes
Made in Heaven (Web series) Yes Yes Yes
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Yes
2021 Hello Charlie Yes
Toofan Yes
2022 Sharmaji Namkeen Yes
K.G.F: Chapter 2 Films that have not yet been released Yes
Phone Bhoot Films that have not yet been released Yes


Year Film Awards Category Ref.
2002 Dil Chahta Hai 49th National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Hindi [2]
47th Filmfare Awards Critics Award for Best Movie
2009 Rock On!! 55th National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Hindi [3]
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 [4]
Screen Awards Best Film
Apsara Awards
Zee Cine Awards
13th IIFA Awards Best Movie
2019 Gully Boy Screen Awards Best Film
Filmfare Awards
Zee Cine Awards
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film [5]
Mirzapur iReel Awards Best Drama Series


  1. ^ "Producer Ritesh Sidhwani is a proud papa for the second time". Bollywood Hungama. 4 October 2005.
  2. ^ "Dil Chahta Hai". Times of India. 24 July 2001.
  3. ^ "This week, that year: Abhishek Kapoor remembers his National". Mumbai Mirror. 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara". Times of India. 15 July 2011.
  5. ^ "'Gully Boy' wins NETPAC Award at BIFAN in South Korea". Business Standard. 8 July 2019.

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