Aditya Bhattacharya

Aditya Bhattacharyaicon male small Aditya Bhattacharya icon tree small Aditya BhattacharyaBorn: 1965
Father: Basu BhattacharyaMother: Rinki Bhattacharya
Children: Devi Bhattacharya
Siblings: Anwesha Arya, Chimmu Bhattacharya

Aditya Bhattacharya is an Indian film director and screenwriter, most known for his feature film, Raakh (1989) starring Aamir Khan, and which garnered three National Film Awards.

He started his film career as an actor in Shyam Benegal’s Mandi (1983), where he played the role of Smita Patil’s boyfriend.  In 1983, he was named India’s Sexiest Man.He followed it up Rihaee (1988) and Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003).

In 1983, he was named India’s Sexiest Man.

He made his debut as director, with Raakh (1989) which starred Aamir Khan, his second after his debut with Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984), though it was released only after his blockbuster QSQT (1989); the film didn’t do well at the Box Office, however it on to receive three National Film Award, and a Best Directorial Debut Award at the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards.

Meanwhile he also worked as a photo journalist.[3] Subsequently is shifted base 1988 from Mumbai to Rome, where he made an Italian film, some music videos etc.

His film Dubai Return (2005), which he also produced under the banner Aditya Pictures, starred Irrfan Khan and Divya Dutta, which premiered at IFFI Goa 2005.

In 2012, he produced and directed ‘BMW’ Bombay’s Most Wanted, a film on encounter specialist played by Javed Jaafrey. BMW was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, organised by MAMI. It is expected to have a commercial release all over India in early 2013.

He was briefly married to Sanjana Kapoor. He later married Maria Giovanna and divides his time between Sicily and Mumbai.



  • Raakh (1989)
  • Senso unico (1999)
  • Dubai Return (2005)
  • Sandokan in Sicilia (2009)
  • BMW – Bombay’s Most Wanted (2012)[9]


  • Mandi (1983)
  • Rihaee (1988)
  • Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
  • Black Friday (2004)
  • Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (2008)


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