Born: 20 September 1948
- Mahesh Bhatt, born in Mumbai, is a director, producer, and screenwriter.
- Mahesh debuted as a director at age 21 with the film Sakat in 1970. His first film of critical acclaim was Arth in 1982, which won a Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay.
- Mahesh has won two other Filmfare Awards for Best Story for the films Saaransh and Zakhm. He has also won two National Film Awards.
- Mahesh married Lorraine Bright (who changed her name to Kiran Bhatt) when he was 20, with whom he had two children, Pooja and Rahul Bhatt.
- After they divorced, Mahesh married Soni Razdan, with whom he has two daughters, Shaheen and Alia Bhatt.
- Andhi Gali (1985)
- Haque (1991)
- Krantiveer (1994)
- Mrityudaata (1997)
- Laawaris (1999)
- Future To Bright Hai Ji (2012)