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Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gujarati: [ˈsəndʒeː ˈlilɑː ˈbʱəɳsɑliː]; born 24 February 1963) is an Indian filmmaker and music composer, who is known for his work in Hindi films. He is the recipient of several awards, including seven National Film Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards (of which five were for Best Director), in addition to a nomination for a BAFTA Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sanjay Leela Bhansali has received more than 5,861,702 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the 1,585th most popular film director (down from 1,381st in 2019), the 877th most popular biography from India (down from 761st in 2019) and the 24th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 1,585 out of 1,581Before him are Xavier Giannoli, Darren Lynn Bousman, Michael Dante DiMartino, Harmony Korine, Billy Ray, and Chris Cunningham. After him are Callie Khouri, John August, Craig Mazin, Peter Cattaneo, Jonathan Glazer, and Greig Fraser.

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Among people born in 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 636Before him are Joel Murray, Dave McKean, Torben Piechnik, Michel Weber, A. C. Green, and Tõnu Trubetsky. After him are Christian Perez, Caren Metschuck, Steve Clarke, Billy Gunn, Liliya Nurutdinova, and Maritza Martén.

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In India

Among people born in India, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 877 out of 1,493Before him are Adolf Lu Hitler Marak (1958), Twinkle Khanna (1974), Uddhav Thackeray (1960), Margaret Alva (1942), Nagarjuna (1959), and Divya Bharti (1974). After him are Monisha Kaltenborn (1971), Ranbir Kapoor (1982), Gauhar Jaan (1873), Nimmi (1933), Kavita Krishnamurthy (1958), and Mohanlal (1960).


Among film directors born in India, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 24Before him are Subhash Ghai (1945), K. Balachander (1930), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), Aparna Sen (1945), Karan Johar (1972), and Mani Ratnam (1956). After him are B. R. Chopra (1914), Farah Khan (1965), Mehboob Khan (1907), Gulshan Kumar (1956), Rajkumar Hirani (1962), and Aditya Chopra (1971).