Mahesh Bhatt

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Mahesh Bhatt (born 20 September 1948) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter known for his works in Hindi cinema. A stand-out film from his earlier period is Saaransh (1984), screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. It became India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahesh Bhatt has received more than 9,402,325 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mahesh Bhatt is the 1,139th most popular film director (up from 1,149th in 2019), the 587th most popular biography from India (down from 571st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Mahesh Bhatt ranks 1,139 out of 1,580Before him are Julie Taymor, Kwak Jae-yong, Andrew Adamson, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Carlos Saldanha, and Scott Hicks. After him are Lee Garmes, Naomi Kawase, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Bahman Ghobadi, Michael Ritchie, and Hany Abu-Assad.

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Among people born in 1948, Mahesh Bhatt ranks 458Before him are Guido Knopp, Natalya Gundareva, George W. Casey Jr., Richard Riehle, Enriqueta Basilio, and Ang Rita. After him are Ian Hodder, Mimi Kennedy, Frank Lampard, István Tarlós, Saroj Khan, and Jorge Carrascosa.

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Among people born in India, Mahesh Bhatt ranks 587 out of 1,227Before him are Telesphore Toppo (1939), Ela Bhatt (1933), BP Koirala (1914), Raj Reddy (1937), Zakir Hussain (1951), and Subhash Kak (1947). After him are Bachendri Pal (1954), Jasraj (1930), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Rambhadracharya (1950), and Jagdish Bhagwati (1934).


Among film directors born in India, Mahesh Bhatt ranks 9Before him are Michael Radford (1946), M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), Guru Dutt (1925), and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914). After him are Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Tarsem Singh (1961), Ismail Merchant (1936), Shyam Benegal (1934), Mehboob Khan (1907), and B. R. Chopra (1914).

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