Vikas Bahl

Producer

Director

Writer

Vikas Bahl

Vikas Bahl

Vikas Bahl, born 1971, is a renowned Indian film producer, screenwriter and director. He is known for his films Chillar Party and Queen.

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Vikas Bahl, born 1971, is a renowned Indian film producer, screenwriter and director. He is known for his films like Chillar Party and Queen. Born and brought up in Delhi, Vikas graduated from Ramjas College and moved to Mumbai to pursue MBA at NMIMS. His father was an employee of Indian Oil Corporation. Bahl's first job was at O&M where he worked for five years in client servicing, then joined UTV Spotboy and was later appointed marketing head at Radio Mirchi. He proceeded to become Head of Business at SAB TV. Previously, he had also served as the Head for UTV Spot Boy. Since 2005, he’s been an associate producer for several movies including Black (2005), Aamir (2008), Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008), Dev D (2009), Udaan (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011) and Thank You (2011). In 2011, he started Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane. He co-directed Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay and National Film Award for Best Children's Film. After producing Lootera (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2013), he debuted as an independent director with the Kangna Ranaut starrer, critically acclaimed blockbuster, Queen (2014). He was awarded the Best Director by Filmfare, Screen, Stardust, Star Guild and IIFA for Queen. Queen received the National Film award for the Best Feature Film in Hindi. He directed a short film, Going Home (2014) on women's safety, featuring Alia Bhatt and in 2015, he produced Ugly, NH-10, Hunterr and Bombay Velvet. Bahl’s upcoming project as director, producer and screenwriter is Shaandar, a destination wedding film.The film is set to hit the floors in October, 2015.

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