Director, Producer, Writer, Music Director, Singer
Vishal Bhardwaj is a film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer. He made his debut as a music composer with the children’s film Abhay (The Fearless) (1995). Bhardwaj received wider recognition for his compositions in Gulzar’s Maachis (1996) for which he received the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. He also composed music for Satya (1998) and Godmother (1999). For the latter, he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. The children’s film Makdee (2002) was his directorial debut. He also got a lot of critical acclaim for writing and directing the Indian adaptations of three tragedies by William Shakespeare namely Maqbool (2003) from Macbeth, Omkara (2006) from Othello, and Haider (2014) from Hamlet.