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Vikas Bahl

Film producer

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1971 (age 43–44)
New Delhi, India

Director, producer, screenwriter

Filmfare Award for Best Director

Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay

Shaandaar, Queen, Chillar Party, Hunterrr, Bombay Velvet

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Vikas Bahl (born 1971) is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema. He produces films under Phantom Films, and was the former head of UTV Spot Boy. He has won three National Film Awards and one Filmfare Award.


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He is best known for his 2014 movie Queen which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Director alongside many more accolades.

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Early life and education

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Bahl was born and brought up in Lajpat Nagar in Delhi, and his father worked with the Indian Oil Corporation. After his schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and graduation from Ramjas College, Delhi, he moved to Mumbai to pursue MBA degree from SVKM's NMIMS.


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Bahl started his career with advertising, working for several years in client servicing, before joining UTV Spotboy. In 2011, he started Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. Over the years as a director he has worked with film directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Gupta and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Also in 2011, he co-directed Chillar Party and won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay, along with Nitesh Tiwari and Vijay Maurya. The film also garnered the National Film Award for Best Children's Film In 2014 came his independent directorial venture, Queen starring Kangana Ranaut, which received critical and popular acclaim.

His new movie Shaandar, a destination wedding film, was a flop and received neutral to negative responses. In October 2014, he directed a short film, Going Home featuring Alia Bhatt on women's safety, which went viral on social media. Recently, a Bio Pic on Anand Kumar has been announced in Patna and it will be directed by Vikas Bahl.


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