Mahesh Bhatt Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography & More

Mahesh Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer, and well-known screenwriter. During his early directing career, he has given many acclaimed films such as Arth, Saaransh, Jaanam, Naam, Sadak, Aashiqui, Jakhm. He now plays producer and writer in most of the films and works in box office grossing films like Jism, Murder, Woh Lamhe. The specialty of his production Vishesh Films is that the songs of the movies made under his banner are super hit and their music is very different and melodious than others. Bhatt always promotes new talent.

Mahesh Bhatt

Biography & Wiki

Mahesh Bhatt Age, Biography & Wiki
Real Name Mahesh Bhatt
Nickname Mahesh
Profession Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Debut Director-Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain 1974
Language Known Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 20 September 1948
Age (as of 2020) 72 Years
Birthplace Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam (Converted)
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Virgo
Mahesh Bhatt Height & Physical Overview
Height in Centimeters 170 cm
Height in Meters 1.70 m
Height in Inches 5′ 7″
Weight in Kilograms 70 kg
Weight in Pounds 154 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-42



Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt & Paper, Semi Bald
Family & Relatives
Father Nanabhai Bhatt
Mother Shirin Mohammad Ali
Sister N/A
Brother Mukesh Batt
Mahesh Bhatt Girlfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Lorraine Bright (Later Kiran Bhatt), Praveen Babi, Soni Razdan
Wife Kiran Bhatt
Children Son-Rahul Bhatt, Daughter-Shaheen Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt
Education and School, College
Educational Qualification Not Known
School Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
College/University Not Known
Favorite Things and Like & Dislike
Favorite Actor Jeffrey Tambor
Favorite Food Not Known
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Traveling
Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Car Collection BMW, Range Rover, Mercedes Benz
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, London, Switzerland
Salary (approx.) INR 11 Crore/Film
Net Worth (approx.) $48 Million

Physical Attributes

Mahesh Bhatt has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 70 Kg (154  lbs). Mahesh Bhatt always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 42 Inches, Waist is approx. 34 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Salt & Paper hair and Dark Brown Eyes.

Family Background and Relationship

Mahesh was born on 20 September 1948 in Bombay (now Mumbai). His father’s name is Nanabhai Bhatt and his mother’s name is Shirin Mohammad Ali. Bhatt’s father was a Gujarati Brahmin and his mother was a Gujarati Shia Muslim. His brother Mukesh Bhatt is also an Indian film producer.

Mahesh Bhatt

He married Kiran Bhatt (Lauren Bright), whom he met during school. The couple has two children – Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Inspired by his romance with Kiran, he made the film ‘Aashiqui’ but due to difficulties in his early career and his affair with Parveen Babi, this marriage did not last long. Bhatt later fell in love with actress Soni Razdan and tied the knot with her. They also have two children – Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt.

Mahesh Bhatt


At the age of 26, Bhatt made his debut as a director with the Bollywood movie Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain. This was followed by 1979’s ‘Lahu Ke Do Rang’ in which Shabana Azmi and Vinod Khanna in the lead roles won two awards at the 1980 Filmfare Awards. The film was a superhit and performed above average at the box office. His first big hit was ‘Arth’. After this, his ‘Jaanam’ and ‘Naam’ were also well-liked. It is said that with these films, he tried to make his personal life on the screen.

The film ‘Saaransh’ was also well received by the people and it was also an important film in the life of Anupam Kher. The summary was also entered at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. He became a producer in 1987 when he, along with his brother Mukesh Bhatt, started his production house named ‘Vishesh Films’. He became a well-known director of the Hindi film industry when he gave films like Daddy, Awargi, Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Sadak, and Gumrah.

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The names of some of his famous films are Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, Lahu Ke Do Rang, Arth, Saaransh, Naam, Kabja, Daddy, Awargi, Jurm, Aashiqui, Swayam, Sir, Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke, Criminal, Dastak, Tamanna, Duplicate, Jakhm, Kaartoos, Sangharsh, Murder, Raaz, Zehar, Kalyug, Gangster, Woh Lamhe, Tum Mile, Jism 2, Murder 3, etc.


National Film Awards

He has won 3 National Awards, including Best Feature Film in Urdu for “Sardari Begum” and Best Feature Film in Hindi for “Gudiya” in 1997 and one for “Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar” Special Jury Award. K ”in 1994. Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for the movie “Zakhm” in the year 2000.

Filmfare awards

He has won 3 Filmfare Awards; First in 1984 in the category of Best Dialogue for the film “Arth” and two awards in the category of Best Story for the 1985 film “Saaransh” and in 1999 “Zakhm”.

Mahesh Bhatt’s Controversies

Mahesh Bhatt’s biggest controversy was ‘lip-lock’ with his daughter. Yes, Mahesh was photographed kissing his daughter on the lips for a magazine cover shoot. He even said that if Pooja had not been my daughter, I would have married her.

Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh’s son Rahul also accused his father. He said that it was due to Mahesh Bhatt that he and David Headley, accused of 26/11 attacks, befriended. Rahul had said that if Mahesh Bhatt had been a father to me, I would never have befriended Headley. In his book ‘Headley and I’, Rahul has described himself as a spoiled child. In this, accusing Mahesh Bhatt that he never kept Rahul as his child.

Mahesh Bhatt is also under investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. This is not the first time that Mahesh Bhatt’s name is implicated in a controversy. He has been in controversies many times before the cause of his affairs.

Luviena Lodh gave a statement on Mahesh Bhatt and his family and uploaded a video on their official Instagram page.  She sued her husband Sumit Sabharwal for divorce and said that she supplied drugs to many film actresses like Sapna Pabbi, Amyra Dastur. She also accused Mahesh Bhatt that he is a Bollywood don who knows everything about the supply of drugs in Bollywood.

Mahesh Bhatt

Contact and Social Media Information

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Him

  • He did his schooling at Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • His stepmother was Hemlata Bhatt; the First wife of Nanabhai Bhatt.
  • Mahesh Bhatt met Lauren Bright (Kiran Bhatt) during her school days. They both fell in love and got married at the age of 20.
  • Mahesh Bhatt married Lauren Bright at the age of 20. Shortly after the wedding, Lauren changed her name to Kiran Bhatt.
  • Apart from this, he was once in a relationship with Parveen Babi, an actress, model, and interior designer.
  • Mahesh’s mother, Shirin Mohammad Ali, and his father, Nanabhai Bhatt, never married.
  • Director Mahesh Bhatt made his acting debut in 2018 with the film “The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City”.
  • Mahesh first appeared in the film Mr. X, he sang the film’s title track with Mili Nair.
  • Firstly he made his debut as a filmmaker with the film Papa Kehte Hain (1996) with Amit Khanna.
  • He produces films under the banner of Vishesh Films, which is co-owned by his real brother Mukesh Bhatt who is also a famous director & producer. The company was named after Mukesh’s son Vishesh Bhatt, who is a renowned producer.
  • Mahesh Bhatt is an advisory member of TAS AIDS, a US non-profit organization that fights AIDS through the development of HIV prevention technology products.
  • Mahesh Bhatt’s name is also being taken in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise in connection with Rhea Chakraborty.
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