Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a famous Hindi film director, screenwriter and musician from India. He was born on 24 February 1963 in a Gujarati Jain family in Bhuleshwar, south of Bombay. His father Naveen Bhansali is also a film producer. Sanjay’s mother is Leela Bhansali who used to work as a tailor to run the household.

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The first film directed by Bhansali is Khamoshi which was released in 1996. Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the Filmfare Award for Best Film Khamoshi. Due to giving many hit films, Sanjay became famous in Hindi films. The historical romance Devdas, directed by Sanjay, was released in 2002 and became a blockbuster of that era, which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film.


Full NameSanjay Leela Bhansali
Nick NameSanjay
Born (Date of Birth)24 February 1963
Age (as 2024)61 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharastra, India
Zodiac SignPisces
HometownMumbai, Maharastra, India
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
SchoolPrimary School, Mumbai, India
CollegeFilm and Television Institute of India, Pune
ProfessionFilm Director, Producer, Music Director, Screenwriter
FatherNavin Bhansali (Film Producer)
MotherLeela Bhansali (Used to Stich Clothes)
SisterBela Segal
Girlfriend/ AffairsVaibhavi Merchant, Choreographer (Ex-Fiancée)
Television Show Debut (Judge)Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa Season 1 (2006)
Film Debut (Director)Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)


Sanjay Leela Bhansali Birthday24 February

Physical Stats

Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGray


Sanjay Leela Bhansali Age61 Years


Sanjay Leela Bhansali Weight73 Kg
Weight in Pounds161 lbs


Sanjay Leela Bhansali Height5’Ft 8’Inch
Height in Meter1.74m
Height in Centimeter174 cm


Sanjay Leela Bhansali received his schooling from primary school in Mumbai itself. After completing his graduation from Lala Lajpat Rai College, Mumbai, he earned a PG Diploma from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

SchoolPrimary School, Mumbai, India
UniversityFilm and Television Institute of India, Pune

Marital Status

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not married yet.

Marital StatusUn-married
GirlfriendVaibhavi Merchant, Choreographer (Ex-Fiancée)


Everyone knows the news of the relationship between Sanjay Leela Bhansali and famous dancer Vaibhavi Merchant. Both of them met on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. As everyone knows, Bhansali’s dancing sequences in his films are more than just colorful fillers.

According to sources, the both started coming closer during the shooting of Saawariya (2007). Both were also seen at the inauguration of Saawariya film. After this, both of them started appearing together at many places.

But both of them never commented on their relationship. Despite the silence of both, their growing closeness and romance was often mentioned in the media.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Girlfriend

There were also rumors that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Vaibhavi Merchant had taken seven rounds in front of their loved ones in a private ceremony, but neither of them made any disclosure about this. However it was revealed that the two had reportedly parted ways amicably. According to a news in Mumbai Mirror, Sanjay and Vaibhavi had to call off their marriage due to unresolved personal issues.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a well-known director of Indian cinema. Sanjay is the producer of many hit films. Sanjay made his directorial debut with the film “Khamoshi: The Music”. He has made his name as a producer of many hit films like Devdas (2002), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022).

Recently released Heeramandi (2024) is his first web series which is one of the blockbuster series of the year.

Bhansali started his film career as an assistant to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, being involved in the production of Parinda, 1942 A Love Story and Qarib. But due to differences of opinion between the two, this happened. Bhansali made his directorial debut outside the Chopra camp with Khamoshi: The Musical, a commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed story of a daughter’s struggle to communicate with her deaf-mute parents.

After some time, his next film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” was released, which was very successful and won many awards. After Hiramandi, the audience is also eagerly waiting for Sanjay’s upcoming film “Love and War”, according to sources, the film is likely to be released in 2025.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Family

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Family

Sanjay Leela Bhansali with his sister and mother.

Social Media

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films

YearSanjay Leela Bhansali Movies NamesSanjay Leela Bhansali Director/Producer/Writer
1989ParindaAssistant Director
19941942: A Love StoryWriter
1996Khamoshi: The MusicalDirector/Writer/Producer
1999Hum Dil De Chuke SanamDirector/Writer/Producer
2011My Friend PintoWriter
2012Rowdy RathoreWriter
2012Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal PadiWriter/Producer
2013Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-LeelaDirector/Writer/Producer
2014Mary KomWriter
2015Gabbar Is BackWriter
2015Bajirao MastaniDirector/Writer/Producer
2016Laal IshqProducer
2022Gangubai KathiawadiDirector/Writer/Producer
2025Love and WarSanjay Leela Bhansali Upcoming Movie

Web Series


TV Show

1988–1989Bharat Ek KhojEditor
2006Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1Judge
2011X Factor IndiaJudge


National Film Awards
2002National Film AwardsBest Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentDevdasWon
2005Best Feature Film in HindiBlack
2014Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentMary Kom
2015Best DirectorBajirao Mastani
2018Best Music DirectorPadmaavat
2021Best ScreenplayGangubai Kathiawadi
 Best Editing
Filmfare Awards
2000Filmfare AwardsBest FilmHum Dil De Chuke SanamWon
2014Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-LeelaNominated
2015Mary KomNominated
2016Bajirao MastaniWon
2023Gangubai KathiawadiWon
1997Best Film (Critics)Khamoshi: The MusicalWon
2000Best DirectorHum Dil De Chuke SanamWon
2014Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-LeelaNominated
2016Bajirao MastaniWon
2023Gangubai KathiawadiWon
2023Best ScreenplayGangubai KathiawadiNominated
2014Best Music DirectorGoliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-LeelaNominated
2016Bajirao MastaniNominated
2023Gangubai KathiawadiNominated

Car Collection

Audi Q5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Jaguar XJL

Net Worth

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sources of income are his own production company, Bhansali Productions, and his music label, Bhansali Music, through which he continues to expand his creative empire. According to sources, his total income in the year 2024 is Rs 940 crore. It is estimated that Bhansali charges Rs 60-70 crore for a film.

Net Worth 2020Approx. 330 Crore
Net Worth 2021Approx. 440 Crore
Net Worth 2022Approx. 550 Crore
Net Worth 2023Approx. 760 Crore
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Net Worth 2024Approx. 940 Crore


Who is Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a famous Hindi film director, screenwriter and musician from India

Why Sanjay Leela Bhansali use a mother’s name?

To pay tribute to her mother, she started writing “Leela” in her name.

What is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie?

Sanjay’s upcoming film “Love and War”, according to sources, the film is likely to be released in 2025.

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