Name Anu Malik
Children Anmol Malik, Ada Malik
Associated acts Sunidhi Chauhan
Parents Sardar Malik
|Years active 1981|
Spouse Anju Anu Malik
Role Music Director
Siblings Daboo Malik, Abu Malik
|Born 2 November 1960 (age 62) (1960-11-02) |
Instruments Vocals , Harmonium, Keyboard, Tabla, Bongos, Dholak, Guitar, etc.
Similar People Anmol Malik, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam
Occupation(s) Music director, singer
Mix - Mehboob Mere Song Video - Fiza | Sushmita Sen | Sunidhi Chauhan & Karsan Sargathiya | Anu Malik
Anu Malik, (born Anwar Sardaar Malik), is an Indian music director, singer, actor, director, and producer who primarily works in the Hindi film industry. Son of Sardar Malek, Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1980. In the 1990s he wrote music for the films Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Baazigar, and Jaanam. He trained in music and made his debut in Hindi films in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77.
- Mix Mehboob Mere Song Video Fiza Sushmita Sen Sunidhi Chauhan Karsan Sargathiya Anu Malik
- Style of music
- Personal life
- Awards and nominations
- National Film Award
Malik has been judging the television show Indian Idol since its inception.
As a music director, he has produced music for various genres of films, and has written several commercially successful songs for the Hindi (Bollywood) film music industry.
Malik is known for use of tabla in his songs, including "Taal Pe Ja"' and "Mere Humsafar" from the film Refugee, "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" in Main Hoon Na, "Eli Re Eli" in Yaadein, and "Baazigar O Baazigar" from the film Baazigar.
In 1993 Malik released the songs for Mahesh Bhatt’s Sir and Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayee, along with music for Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995). Later his music for Virasat (1997) and Border (1997), and his songs for Indra Kumar’s Ishq (1997) were commerciall successful. This was followed by the music for Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999), Baadshah (1999), Josh (2000), Refugee (2000), Har Dil Jo Pyaar karega (2000) and Fiza (2000).
In 2001 Malik's music was used in the films Mujhe Kuch Kehna hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Asoka. In 2004 he composed the music for Main Hoon Naa (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004).
His recent work includes music for Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Malik has been accused of plagiarism multiple times, a charge he denies. Most of his music has been copied from western music. He has almost over 100 songs that he has copied for beat to beat. He denies this but music he creates has already been done by others.
Style of music
The movie Baazigar received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Direction.
"The music of Asoka has a rhythm and life of its own as it recreates a heady mix of powerful sensuousness. The high point of 'San Sanana' is the interesting use of the mridang. Sensuality casts its spell in 'Raat Ka Nasha' as immensely engaging track. 'Roshni Se' is a rich composition, which includes some awesome Buddhist chanting and the intriguing vocal chemistry between Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik. 'O Re Kanchi' captures the earthy feel of Oriya music, in addition to some funky drumbeats and enthusiastic vocals. 'Aa Tayar Hoja' proves to be a fast-paced, upbeat track that promises to grow on you after a couple of hearings."
Malik and Alisha Chinai jointly composed the commercially successful singles "Sexy Sexy" and "Ruk Ruk Ruk" from Vijaypath, "Chot Dil Pe Lagi" from Ishq Vishk and the songs from Love Story 2050.
His collaborations with Indian film director/producer J. P. Dutta have included songs from Border in 1997, Refugee in 2000, LOC Kargil in 2003, and Umrao Jaan in 2006.
Malik has worked with Indian playback singers including Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Amit Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Zubeen Garg, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal, Sadhana Sargam, K S Chitra, Vinod Rathod, Shaan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Papon and others. During 80's he mostly worked with singers like Mohammad Aziz, Shabbir Kumar, Manhar Udhas, Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh and Anwar.
Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik sang in most of the singles composed by Malik. This trio collaborated on films such as Sir, Phool Aur Angaar, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Vijaypath, Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Imtihaan, Chamatkar, Gambler, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Duplicate, Kareeb, Soldier, Aarzoo and Ishq Vishk and Fida. Sanu and Yagnik were regular singers for Anu Malik and Malik created many songs individually with Sanu like "Aaine Ke Sau Tukde" from Maa (1991) and the single "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" from Baazigar (1993) (Malik sang the rap part of the song) among others. It was Sanu's first Western song.
Malik collaborated with Udit Narayan in Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Ram Jaane, Diljale, Himalay Putra, Ishq, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Refugee, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Fiza, Badal, Saaya and with Abhijeet in Baadshah, Asoka, Josh, Daraar, Biwi No 1 and many others.
He has worked with Indian singer and fellow Indian Idol judge Sonu Nigam, who sang in the song "Ke Ghar Kab Aaoge from the film Border in 1997, for which Nigam received award nominations. The two have since continued to collaborate, with Malik providing Nigam songs including "Main Hoon Na" and Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal"' from the film Main Hoon Na, for which the singer received several awards. They also collaborated on music for films like Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, Border, Fiza, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Jaan-E-Mann, LOC: Kargil, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Refugee.
In the 2006 film Umrao Jaan, Malik launched his daughter Anmol Malik's singing careee with the song "Bitiya Na Kijo."
Malik's song "Chamma Chamma" from China Gate was also used in the U.S. (Hollywood) film Moulin Rouge! starring Nicole Kidman. "Chunari Chunari" from Biwi No.1 was also used in the film Monsoon Wedding.
Following the death of music director R. D. Burman, Malik has completed music for Burman's unfinished film projects Gang, Ghatak
Malik remained one of the judges on the TV show Indian Idol throughout each season till it ended. In the first two seasons, he was accompanied by Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, and in the third by Alisha Chinai, Udit Narayan and Javed Akhtar. He was a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Indian Idol. He appeared on Indian Idol 4 with Sonali Bendre, Kailash Kher and Javed Akhtar. After that he appeared as a judge with Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5.
Farah Khan and Malik were the judges for Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, a variety entertainment reality show that airs on Sony Entertainment Television (India) on weekdays.
Malik was the only judge from India on Asian Idol, who represented Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant, with other judges Indra Lesmana, Paul Moss, Pilita Corrales, Ken Lim and Siu Black. He is also the judge (with Farah Khan & Sonu Nigam) of the Indian Idol 7 (2016-17)
Although he is not a mainstream singer, Malik does playback singing for his compositions. Written off as a singer in his early days ("Julie Julie," for instance), he continues to sing his own compositions, with songs like "Ek Garam Chaye ki Pyali" from the movie Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, "Gori Gori" in Main Hoon Na or the recent "Meri Jane Jigar" in Deewane Huye Paagal. Among his works are "Oonchi hai building" and "East or West India is the best" from the movie Judwaa and the rap part of "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" of Baazigar.
While he sings entire songs for some movies, especially those starring Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor (in Deewane Huye Paagal he sang almost every song), and has also sung as part of a chorus in "Mehbooba Mehbooba" in the film Ajnabee, and "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" for Main Hoon Na.
His albums include Dekho barish ho rahi hai, Tera Chehra, Dhua dhua and an English album, Eyes.
Malik is married to Anju. They have two daughters, Ada Malik and Anmol Malik. Anmol is also a Bollywood playback singer.
Awards and nominations
Malik was awarded a Silver Lotus for his music for J.P. Dutta's Refugee and the Filmfare Special Jury Award. He also won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Main Hoon Na and Baazigar.
He is a seven-time winner from 42 nominations of the best music director, including 14 nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.
National Film Award
Anu Malik has highest nominations(7 nominations) without a win