Siddharth Anand

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Siddharth Anand
Siddharth Anand at the special screening of ‘Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur’.jpg
Occupation Director, Writer
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Mamta Bhatia Anand

Siddharth Anand is an Indian film director. He is the son of film producer Bittu Anand who produced the Amitabh Bachchan hit, Shahenshah. Anand's grandfather was screenwriter Inder Raj Anand who wrote 120 films including Safar, Sangam and Ek Duuje Ke Liye. Siddharth is also the nephew of a prominent Hindi film actor, Tinnu Anand.

Career[edit]

Anand began his film career by assisting Rahul Rawail on his film Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi, that starred Kajol. He then co-wrote the 2004 hit Hum Tum along with Kunal Kohli and also worked as an executive producer and associate director on the film.

When 27, Anand directed Salaam Namaste, starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. The film was one of the biggest hits worldwide of 2005 and it established him as a major director in the Hindi film industry.

Anand's second venture, Ta Ra Rum Pum was released in April 2007. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji and was a semi hit at the box office. Anand's third one Bachna Ae Haseeno starring Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor released on 15 August 2008. The film ran successfully worldwide and was a hit.

These three films were part of his contract with Yash Raj Films.

His fourth film Anjaana Anjaani, starred Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles, and was produced by Sajid Nadiawala. It was released worldwide on 1 October 2010, after a one-week delay. Although the film received a good opening, it was an above average grosser[1]

Anand has worked with music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar in all four of his films with all albums becoming popular.

Anand's last directorial film Bang Bang!, loosely based on Knight and Day starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif was released on 2 October 2014 and was a worldwide hit. The film’s overseas collections is the highest ever for a Hrithik Roshan film.

Anand will next be directing and producing Rambo, a Bollywood remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo,[2] to begin filming towards the end of 2019.[3] Yash Raj Films announced that Anand will be directing a film starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, set to release on October 2nd 2019.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Siddharth is married to Mamta Bhatia-Anand and they have a son named Ranveer (RV), whose name was the base of Saif Ali Khan's character in Ta Ra Rum Pum.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crook Opens Below The Mark". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/exclusive-first-look-rambo-poster-indian-remake-tiger-shroff-bollywood-cannes-1201829185/
  3. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/tiger-shroff-puts-sylvester-stallone-on-hold-for-hrithik-roshan/18648171
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/hrithik-roshan-vs-tiger-shroff-in-yash-raj-films-next-actioner-4863599/

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