|Madhur Bhandarkar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 1968|
Madhur Bhandarkar is a National Award-winning Indian director, producer, and script writer who has directed critically-lauded films such as Chandni Bar (2001), Fashion (2008), Calendar Girls (2015), Traffic Signal (2007), Indu Sarkar (2017), Corporate (2006), Page 3 (2005), etc.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Director, Producer, Script Writer
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Madhur has dated –
- Raveena Tandon (2003) – He was RUMORed to be dating actress Raveena Tandon during the shooting of Satta, in which she played the lead role.
- Renu Namboodiri (2003-Present) – The acclaimed filmmaker is happily married to Renu Namboodiri since December 15, 2003. The couple is parents to a daughter named Siddhi Bhandarkar.
Race / Ethnicity
His films have strong female protagonists.
Madhur Bhandarkar Favorite Things
- Movies – Pyaasa (1957), Guide (1965), Cast Away (2000), Babel (2006), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
- Movie Of Himself – Corporate (2006)
Source – The Times of India, Rediff.com
Madhur Bhandarkar Facts
- He has been called the ‘Quentin Tarantino of India’.
- Madhur worked as an associate director to Ram Gopal Varma during the making of Rangeela (1995).
- His wife’s favorite film of his is the 2011 comedy, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji.
- Madhur is a school drop-out.
- He trained himself in filmmaking while working in a video cassette library.
- In 2010, his acclaimed films Chandni Bar (2001), Corporate (2006), Traffic Signal (2007), Jail (2009), Fashion (2008), and Page 3 (2005) were chosen to be preserved by the National Film Archive of India.
- In 2004, Madhur was accused of ra*e under the pretext of work and, later, marriage by aspiring model, Preeti Jain. According to her formal complaint, she was ra*ed 16 times between 1999 and 2004. The court case dragged on for nearly a decade and was finally quashed by the Supreme Court in November 2012.
- In 2005, his accuser Preeti had hired a contract killer to murder the famed director for a sum of Rs 75,000. She was later found guilty and was handed a 3-year-prison sentence in 2017.
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