Anu Malik, born Anwar Malik, is a famous music director in the Hindi film industry. He has composed music for over 350 films!
He is known for being a judge since 2005 till date, for the famous Reality TV Show, 'Indian Idol'. He has won the National Award for his work in the film, 'Refugee'. His song, 'Chamma Chamma', from 'China Gate', was used in the English movie, 'Moulin Rouge', starring Nicole Kidman. His other song composition, 'Chunari Chunari' from the film, 'Biwi No.1' was borrowed in 'Monsoon Wedding'. He has also contributed his music to crossover films including 'Bride and Prejudice', and is among the few Indian film composers with international projects to his credit. Anu Malik's debut film, 'Hunterwali', was produced by Mohan Choti in 1977, followed by 'Poonam'in 1980.
Anu Malik shot to fame in the 1990s with scoring hit music scores for films including 'Baazigar', 'Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee', 'Jaanam', 'Sir', 'Tehelka', 'Chamatkar' and 'Maa'. HE has won numerous awards including the prestigious Filmfare award for 'Baazigar', beating the much established duo, Laxmikant-Pyarelal for 'Khalnayak' in 1994. In 2001, he exhibited his versatility, showcasing his talent in films like 'Aks', 'Fiza', 'Filhaal' and 'Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai'. His recent ventures include composing music for the films, 'Love Story 2050', 'Jaan-E-Mann', and 'Umrao Jaan'.
The son of veteran composer, Sardar Malik, and brother of Abu Malik and Daboo Malik, Anu Malik learnt music from Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma (Babaji)