Anubhav Sinha Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Varanasi
Age: 55 Years
Wife: Ratnaa Sinha

Full Name Anubhav Sushila Sinha [1]Amar Ujala
Profession(s) • Film Director
• Writer
• Film Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Debut Film (Director & Writer): Tum Bin (2001)
Anubhav Sinha's Debut Film Tum Bin
Film (Producer): Cash (2007)
Cash Film (2007)


TV (Director): Shikast (1994)

Awards • Yash Bharti Award from the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2016
Anubhav Sinha receiving the Yash Bharti Award from Akhilesh Yadav
• Filmfare Awards (2019) for Best Story for the film “Mulk” (2018)
Anubhav Sinha's Filmfare Award
• Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards (2019) for Best Writer-Director for the film “Mulk” (2018)
Anubhav Sinha's Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award
• News 18 Reel Movie Awards (2019) for Best Dialogue for the film “Mulk” (2018)
Anubhav Sinha's News 18 Reel Movie Awards
• Star Screen Awards (2019) for Best Film for the film “Mulk” (2018)
Star Screen Awards 2019 for the film Mulk
Personal Life
Date of Birth 22 June 1965 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2020) 55 Years
Birthplace Allahabad (now, Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
School • He did his primary schooling from Kalagarh in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand [2]Wikipedia
• Government Inter College, Allahabad [3]Wikipedia
College/University • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
• Queen’s College, Varanasi
Educational Qualification B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University
Religion Hinduism
Caste Kayastha [4]Rediff
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Anubhav Sinha Instagram Post About His Food Habit
Hobbies Photography, Cooking, Reading, Writing
Tattoo A tattoo on his left hand
Anubhav Sinha's Tattoo
Controversy In 2007, there were rumours that Anubhav and Shilpa Shetty were secretly in love with each other, and it was believed that it had affected his relationship with his wife Ratnaa. [5]DNA
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Ratnaa Sinha
Anubhav Sinha With His Wife And Son
Children Son– Shlok Sinha
Anubhav Sinha With His Son
Daughter– None
Parents Father– Prem Govind Sinha
Anubhav Sinha With His Father
Mother– Sushila Sinha
Siblings Brother– Anupam Sinha (younger)
Anubhav Sinha's Brother
Sister– None
Favourite Things
Food Burund Paav, Keema, Chicken Farcha, Cafè Irani, Chole Samose, Benarasi Chaat
Actor(s) Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Pahwa, Manoj Bajpai
Actresses Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Taapsee Pannu
Singer(s) Sonu Nigam, Jagjit singh
Filmmaker(s) Bimal Roy, Govind Nihalani, and Shyam Benegal [6]Rediff
Colour Yellow [7]Rediff
Poet(s) Bob Dylan [8]Rediff, Gulzar
Song “Blowin’ In the Wind” by Bob Dylan [9]Rediff
Journalist Ravish Kumar
Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Style Quotient
Bike Collection Royal Enfield
Anubhav Sinha's Bike (Royal Enfield)

Anubhav Sinha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anubhav Sinha

  • Does Anubhav Sinha smoking?: Yes Anubhav Sinha Smoking
  • Does Anubhav Sinha drink alcohol?: Yes Anubhav Sinha's Instagram post about consuming alcohol
  • Anubhav Sinha is a noted Indian filmmaker who is known for making films of different genres from “Tum Bin” (2001), a romantic drama to “Article 15” (2019), a crime drama and social awakening film.
  • He was born in a middle-class family in Allahabad. Talking about his upbringing in Allahabad and Varanasi, he says,

    I’m a small-town guy, my father retired earning a salary of Rs 12,000 in 1991 — I got swayed by the glamour, glitz, paraphernalia of movie-making.”

  • Anubhav is so much in awe of the city he grew up in, i.e., Varanasi that he has named his production house after it – Benaras Media Works. The production house was started in 2012.
  • In 1988, he passed out from the Aligarh Muslim University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Before coming to Mumbai (on 4 December 1990) to try his luck in Bollywood, he worked as an engineer for two years in New Delhi.
  • He loves cooking in his leisure time, and he considers himself a professional chef.

    Anubhav Sinha Instagram post about his cooking skills

    Anubhav Sinha Instagram post about his cooking skills

  • Before becoming an independent director, he worked as an assistant director to Pankaj Parashar, till 1994.
  • “Shikast,” a flagship show of Zee TV is considered his breakthrough in the entertainment world.
  • After “Shikast,” Anubhav ventured into another TV show “Sea Hawks” for UTV.
  • After directing 72 successful episodes of “Sea Hawks,” he switched to music video direction, which he did till 2000. “Deewana” and “Jaan” are two of his music albums, that were widely liked by the public.
  • In 2001, he started working on his debut movie “Tum Bin,” which starred Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik, Amrita Prakash, Raqesh Vashisth, and Sandali Sinha. The film is considered his most successful film so far and has attained a cult status.
  • In 2005, his third directorial multi-starrer movie “Dus” became the biggest opening of that time.
  • His other notable movies include Tathastu (2006), Cash (2007), Ra. One (2011), and Tum Bin 2.
  • With his film “Mulk” (2018); starring Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu, he ventured into a new genre of filmmaking, which involves social issues and went on to make films having the elements of social awakening like “Article 15” (2019) and “Thappad” (2020). On this genre switch, he says,

    Earlier, I was making films to entertain. My priority now is communication. I am making films to say something, but how do I communicate that with my audience? I am not approaching writing with the goal of making a cinematic breakthrough, but am focused on talking to people while keeping things real. And that automatically makes the film mainstream. Inside, I must have always been politically aware and responsible, but, yes, a lot of what I am now was triggered by political activity around me 2013 onwards, which was making me uncomfortable, and it still does. So I started reacting to it through my films.”

  • After the release of “Article 15,” Anubhav Sinha revealed in an interview that he read an article from the Indian Constitution every day. He said,

    I try to. I always have a PDF tab on my Firefox and whenever I can, I open it and read. I have been doing this for the last 8 months.”

  • He is known to complete the shooting of his films within a short span; he completed Tum Bin in 27 days, Mulk in 32 days, and Thappad in 31 days.
  • In an interview, when asked to review the films he had made till then, he said,

    I am okay with Cash and Dus but Tathastu I am quite ashamed of. It was a straight life of John Q. Back those days, you were living in an environment where everyone was doing it so you didn’t even realise it was wrong. But in hindsight it was a shameful thing to do.” [10]HUFFPOST

  • When asked about the culture of the film industry, he said,

    The industry doesn’t care. It’s a capital-intensive and success-oriented place. It doesn’t care about caste or political ideologies. It only understands two classes: success and failure. People know who is leaning where, but that’s alright.”

  • According to Anubhav Sinha, his first salary was Rs. 80 that he received after giving tuition to a class seven student when he was an engineering student at the age of 18.


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