Mahesh Bhatt is a controversial Bollywood director, producer and screenwriter. Mahesh's early works included acclaimed art movies such as Saaransh through which he launched the career of actor Anupam Kher. He later made a number of commercial hits. His hard-hitting films are believed to be based on his real-life experiences.
Mahesh is married to actress Soni Razdan, and they have 2 daughters. Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is his daughter from his first marriage.