Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gujarati: [ˈsəndʒeː ˈlilɑː ˈbʱəɳsɑliː]; born 24 February 1963) is an Indian director, producer, screenwriter, and music director who is known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is the recipient of several awards, including five National Film Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards and a BAFTA nomination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sanjay Leela Bhansali has received more than 4,257,044 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the 1,382nd most popular film director (down from 1,185th in 2019), the 762nd most popular biography from India (down from 590th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 1,382 out of 1,580Before him are Rory Kennedy, Jeff Nathanson, Oliver Parker, Joe Carnahan, Joseph Cedar, and Harmony Korine. After him are David Silverman, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Nikolaj Arcel, Drew Goddard, Damián Szifron, and Deran Sarafian.

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Among people born in 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 523Before him are Ed Lu, A. C. Green, Monica Frassoni, Luis Carlos Perea, Oleg Znarok, and Gail O'Grady. After him are Davi Cortes da Silva, Tõnu Trubetsky, Noodles, Davis Guggenheim, Aaron Burckhard, and Corinne Maier.

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Among people born in India, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 762 out of 1,227Before him are Anjali Devi (1927), Amol Palekar (1944), Norman Pritchard (1877), P. Chidambaram (1945), Jyoti Amge (1993), and Charles Correa (1930). After him are P. A. Sangma (1947), Sushmita Sen (1975), Ranbir Kapoor (1982), Ranjan Gogoi (1954), Arun Shourie (1941), and Reema Lagoo (1958).


Among film directors born in India, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ranks 25Before him are Aparna Sen (1945), Deepa Mehta (1950), Tapan Sinha (1924), Mani Ratnam (1956), Subhash Ghai (1945), and Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922). After him are Farah Khan (1965), Aditya Chopra (1971), David Dhawan (1955), Rajkumar Hirani (1962), Kiran Rao (1973), and Rituparno Ghosh (1963).