Madhur Bhandarkar is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer. He made his directorial debut with Trishakti and has direct several critically and commercially successful films. Earlier he worked in a video cassette library in Khar, a suburb of Mumbai which gave him access to a large collection of movies and he studied film-making through it. After trying his skills with small-time filmmakers as an assistant, Bhandarkar landed up as an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma. He even played his first cameo in his 1995 film Rangeela where he was the associate director to Ram Gopal Varma.The drama film Chandni Bar (2001), won him the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Bhandarkar received the National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film and Best Director for Page 3 (2005) and Traffic Signal (2007) respectively. In 2017, Madhur Bhandarkar was invited to represent India at BRICS Film Festival. In most of his films, Bhandarkar's protagonist are females like Tabu in Chandni Bar, Raveena Tandon in Satta, Konkona Sen Sharma in Page 3, Bipasha Basu in Corporate, Neetu Chandra in Traffic Signal, Priyanka Chopra in Fashion and Kareena Kapoor in Heroine. In 2016 he was honored with the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Born on: 28 August, 1968
Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5' 9''