Siddharth Anand

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Siddharth Anand
Siddharth Anand at the special screening of ‘Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur’.jpg
Born (1983-03-16) 16 March 1983 (age 37)
OccupationDirector, writer
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Mamta Bhatia Anand

Siddharth Anand is an Indian film writer and director. Regarded as one of the most successful filmmakers in the Hindi film industry, he started his career as an assistant director on the 2001 film Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi and then wrote Hum Tum (2004) before making his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (2005), the highest earning film of the year abroad, in which he also had a special role. After directing Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and Anjaana Anjaani (2010), he gained recognition helming the action films Bang Bang! (2014) and War (2019), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films. His work in the latter garnered Anand a Filmfare Award for Best Director nomination.

Life[edit]

Anand's father, Bittu, is an Indian producer who is known for producing Amitabh Bachchan-starrer action drama Shahenshah. His uncle, Tinnu Anand, is a prominent Hindi film actor who has appeared in films such as Anjaam, Dabangg, Hasee Toh Phasee and Saaho. Anand is the grandson of screenwriter Inder Raj Anand, writer of more than 120 films including Safar and Ek Duuje Ke Liye.

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. The film was a box office success.[1]

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

Anand's fifth film Bang Bang!, an official adaptation of 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 then directed Yash Raj Films's War starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor released on 2 October 2019.[2]

Anand is slated to direct and produce Rambo, a Bollywood remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo,[3] which was initially set to begin filming towards the end of 2019 but was later delayed.[4]

He is also set to do an action thriller film called Pathan starring Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. which will be produced by Yash Raj Films. The film will be a remake of Banlieue 13. [5]

Personal life[edit]

Anand 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]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Name Year Director Screenplay Story Notes
Hum Tum 2004 No No Yes
Salaam Namaste 2005 Yes Yes No Played a special role
Ta Ra Rum Pum 2007 Yes No No
Bachna Ae Haseeno 2008 Yes Yes No
Anjaana Anjaani 2010 Yes Yes No
Bang Bang! 2014 Yes No No
War 2019 Yes Yes Yes Nomination—Filmfare Award for Best Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crook Opens Below The Mark". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Hrithik Roshan vs Tiger Shroff in Yash Raj Films' next actioner". 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ Winfrey, Graham; Winfrey, Graham (20 May 2017). "First Look at 'Rambo' Poster: Indian Remake Coming in 2018".
  4. ^ "Tiger Shroff puts Sylvester Stallone on hold for Hrithik Roshan". mid-day. 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan to Announce His Next Movie with War Director Siddharth Anand on Yash Raj Films' 50th Anniversary? | 🎥 LatestLY". LatestLY.

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