Siddharth Anand Biography
Siddharth Anand (also known as Siddharth Raj Anand) is an Indian film director. He is the son of film producer Bittu Anand who produced the Amitabh Bachchan hit, Shahenshah. Anand's grandfather was screenwriter Indra Raj Anand who wrote 120 films including Safar, Sangam and Ek Duje Ke Liye. Anand is also the nephew of a prominent Hindi film actor, Tinnu Anand.
Anand began his film career by helping Rahul Rawail direct his film Kuch Khathi Kuch Meethi, that starred Kajol. He then co-wrote the 2004 hit Hum Tum along with Kunal Kohli and also worked as an executive producer and associate director on the film.
When 27, Anand directed Salaam Namaste loosely based on Jeff Goldblum starrer Nine Months, starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. The film was one of the biggest hits of 2005 and it helped him establish himself as a director in the Hindi film industry.
Anand's second venture, Ta Ra Rum Pum was released in April 2007. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji and was a semi hit at the box office. Anand's third one Bachna Ae Haseeno starring Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor released on 15 August 2008. The film ran successfully worldwide and was a semi hit.
These three films were part of his contract with yash raj films.
His next film Anjaana Anjaani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra produced by Sajid Nadiawala will release worldwide on the 24th September 2010.
Anand has worked with music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar in all his four films and all the albums have been popular.
Siddarth is married to Mamta Bhatia-Anand and has a son named Ranveer (RV). His son is named after Saif Ali Khan's character in Ta Ra Rum Pum.