Ritesh Sidhwani

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Ritesh Sidhwani
NationalityIndian
OccupationCo-owner, Excel Entertainment
Years active2001-present
Known forDil Chahta Hai

Ritesh Sidhwani (born 1973), is the co-founder of Excel Entertainment with Farhan Akhtar. His first film as a producer, Dil Chahta Hai, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2001. Their first series being Inside Edge (2017), 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.

Personal life[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

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
2020 Toofan Films that have not yet been released Yes
K.G.F: Chapter 2 Films that have not yet been released Yes

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Producer Ritesh Sidhwani is a proud papa for the second time". Bollywood Hungama. 4 October 2005.

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