2 November 1960 (age 56)
Anu Maliik is one of the most successful and versatile music directors of today. Despite being the son of veteran music director Sardar Malik, Anu Maliik went through long and arduous struggle. Though commercial success was elusive in the early years, Anu's compositions were always appreciated, like the track "Mohabbat rang laayegi aahista,' from his debut film, "Aapas Ki Baat" still remains an all time favourite, and other song like "Dil dil hai koi sheesha toh nahin,'from the film "Ek Jaan hain hum". This was followed by his popular compositions for films like "Mard", "Ganga Jamuna Saraswati", "Soni Mahiwal", "Ek chaadar maili si" etc. However, his struggling phase was not yet over. The turning point of his career came with Kirti Kumar's "Radha ka Sangam". Though the film was not a commercial success, it gave Anu the recognition he deserved as a music director. His next venture, which brought him critical acclaim and firmly established him as one of the best contemporary music directors, was Mahesh Bhatt's "Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi", for which he composed memorable melodies such as "Tere dar par sanam" and "Badalon mein chup raha hai chand kyo"…
Then came the spate of blockbusters like "Baazigar", "Sir", "Imtihan", "Akele hum Akele tum", "Main Khiladi tu Anari", "Vijaypath", "Josh", "Refugee", "Fiza",
"Yaadein", "Mujhe Kucch kehna hai", "1947 Earth" and many more.
Anu Maliik has also done playback singing and has a couple of Indipop albums to his credit. He was presented with a special jury award at the Filmfare awards 2001, for his outstanding body of work. A bagful of coveted assignments and an impressive repertoire of exceptional scores is what has made Anu Maliik one of the most sought after music directors of today, and this is what that keeps him going for year after year.
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