Happy Birthday: Mahesh Bhatt was once Vinod Khanna's secretary, directed the first film at the age of 26

Happy Birthday: Mahesh Bhatt was once Vinod Khanna's secretary, directed the first film at the age of 26

Famous director, producer, and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt has given many great and hit films to Bollywood till now. He is one of the filmmakers who make out-of-the-box movies. Mahesh Bhatt was born on 20 September 1948 in Mumbai. His father's name is Nanabhai Bhatt and his mother's name is Shirin Mohammad Ali. Mahesh Bhatt did his schooling at Don Bosco High School, Matunga.

During his school days, he started summer jobs to earn money. Mahesh Bhatt started writing for commercials at the age of 20. Mahesh used to work as the secretary of Smita Patil and Vinod Khanna during the time they were struggling. He started working as a producer with the film Captur.

At the age of 26, Mahesh Bhatt started his career in Bollywood as a director with the film 'Manjilein Aur Bhi Hai'. After this he directed several hit films including Lahu Ke Do Rang, Arth, Saransh, Naam, Daddy, Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. Not only this, but Mahesh Bhatt has also directed many popular TV serials like Swabhiman, Kabhi Kabhi, and Naamkaran.

Apart from films, Mahesh Bhatt also remains in the headlines for his personal life. During his college days, he fell in love with a girl named Lorien Bright. Lorraine Bright later changed her name to Kiran Bhatt. Kiran is the mother of Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. However, this relationship started falling apart when the news of Mahesh Bhatt and famous actress Parveen Babi's affair started coming to the fore.

When his relationship with Parveen Babi deteriorated, Soni Razdan entered his life. Mahesh and Kiran lived together at the time of their affair with Soni. Mahesh and Kiran were not legally divorced, but Mahesh married Soni Razdan. Mahesh had converted to the Muslim religion for this marriage. Mahesh has two children from this marriage, Shaheen Bharti and Alia Bhatt. Alia Bhatt is one of the superhit actresses of Bollywood today.