Vikram Bhatt Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 52 Years
Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Wife: Shwetambari Soni

Vikram Bhatt

Other name(s)Czar of Horror [1]The Times of India
Profession(s)Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Novelist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
DebutDirection: Jaanam (1992)
Jaanam (1992)
Screenwriting: Dastak (1996)
Dastak (1996)
Acting: Khamoshiyan (2015) as Book Editor
Khamoshiyan (2015)
Novel: A Handful of Sunshine (2017)
A Handful of Sunshine (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 January 1969 (Monday)
Age (as of 2021) 52 Years
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolJamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
ControversyUnpaid Dues: In February 2024, he was accused of not paying actor Malvi Malhotra her fee for the song ‘Barbad Kar Diya,’ which was released in 2023. According to her, he had also requested her to work on another project for free. [2]The Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAmeesha Patel (Actress, 1999-2008)
Ameesha Patel with Vikram Bhatt
Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe 1994, Actor, and Model)
Vikram Bhatt and Sushmita Sen in Simi Garewal's show in 1997
Shwetambari Soni (Founder of the art gallery 'Trinity Art Impact,' 2017-2020)
Wife/Spouse• Aditi Bhatt (divorced in 1998)
Vikram Bhatt and Aditi Bhatt
Shwetambari Soni (married in September 2020)
Shwetambari Soni and Vikram Bhatt
ChildrenStepsons- Adiraj Singh and Arhavirr Singh (From Shwetambari Soni's previous marriage)
Shwetambari Soni with her sons
Daughter- Krishna Bhatt (From his marriage with Aditi Bhatt)
Vikram Bhatt with her daughter Krishna Bhatt
ParentsFather- Pravin Bhatt
Vikram Bhatt with his parents
Mother- Varsha Bhatt
Vikram Bhatt with his mother
GrandparentsGrandfather- Vijay Bhatt (Film director, Producer, Screenwriter)
Vijay Bhatt
Grandmother- Rama Bhatt

Vikram Bhatt

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vikram Bhatt

  • Vikram Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for directing the Indian horror film series ‘Raaz’ and film ‘Ghulam’ (1999).
  • Born into a family of pioneers of the Indian film industry, Bhatt was inclined towards pursuing a career in filmmaking since childhood.

    Childhood picture of Vikram Bhatt with her mother

    Childhood picture of Vikram Bhatt with her mother

  • He began his career at the age of fourteen as an assistant director. In 1990, he worked as the chief assistant director for the film ‘Agneepath.’
  • After his directional debut with the musical romance film ‘Jaanam’ (1992), his following four films did not fare well at the box office. In 1996, he came into the limelight when he directed the psychological thriller film ‘Fareb.’
    Fareb (1996)
  • Thereafter, he directed the successful films Ghulam (1998), Kasoor (2001), and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002).
  • On the sets of the psychological thriller film Dastak (1996), Bhatt’s debut film as a writer, he made acquaintance with Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen, who was the lead actress of the film. Soon after, Bhatt began his extra-marital affair with Sen, which led to Bhatt’s divorce from Aditi Bhatt in 1988. Bhatt and Sen’s relationship was short-lived.
  • In 1997, Bhatt and Sen made an appearance in the interview-style talk show ‘Simi Garewal’s show.’ When Simi asked about being in a relationship with Bhatt while he was still married, Sen replied,

    The wife and him were not living together, and I cannot go around feeling guilty or make a person feel guilty if he had a bad marriage. I don’t fell guilty because I have done something very openly with a very open conscience. I know that the man was in a divorce when I met him, and I wasn’t going to wait to tell the world that I loved him just because he hadn’t gone through with his divorce yet.”

  • In a tell-all interview in 2021, Bhatt revealed that he contemplated suicide after the break-up of his marriage with childhood sweetheart Aditi. In the heartfelt interview, he said,

    That was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life. I had gotten divorced, my film Ghulam was yet to be released, I was only Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend, I was depressed, I missed my daughter like crazy…I had just made a mess of my life.”

  • In 2002, he gained popularity for directing the supernatural horror film ‘Raaz’, starring Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea and Malini Sharma. The box office hit film earned the nomination in the category Best Film at the Filmfare Awards (2003). The film also earned Bhatt the Dream Director Award at the Stardust Awards (2003).
    Raaz (2002)
    A sequel to the film was released in 2009 titled ‘Raaz: The Mystery Continues.’
  • His career saw a downfall with the flop films Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), and Ankahee (2006).
  • In 2008, Bhatt made a comeback with the successful horror film ‘1920.’ He earned immense appreciation for directing the 3D horror film ‘Haunted – 3D’ (2011), which became one of the highest-grossing Hindi horror films earning over Rs. 36 crores at the box office.
    Haunted – 3D (2011)
  • In 2011, a cyst developed in his back due to which he underwent surgery.
  • In 2012, a sequel to Bhatt’s film series ‘Raaz’ was released titled ‘Raaz 3.’ The Indian 3D horror thriller film accumulated over Rs. 91 crores at the box office; the film was tagged with the label ‘Super Hit’ by the Box Office India.
    Raaz 3 (2012)
  • Following his successful career as a director of horror films, Bhatt’s written horror film ‘1920: Evil Returns’ (2012), topped the first-week collection chart at the box office grossing over Rs. 16 crores.

    1920: Evil Returns (2012)

    1920: Evil Returns (2012)

  • He is the former creative head of ASA Productions and Enterprises, where he worked until 2014.
  • In an interview, while talking about his failed relationships, he said,

    I am not a good husband or boyfriend…Relationship demands understanding, compromise and I find myself unable to do that. I find myself suffering from insomnia and sleep barely two to three hours at night. I wake up and then sleep two hours again. A woman really needs to be in love with me, to be with me.”

  • Acting credits under his belt include the role of Mr Wadia in the film ‘1921’ (2018),  Arjun Vashisht in the web series Zindabaad (2018), and Doctor Singh in the film ‘Ghost’ (2019).
  • He narrated short stories in SonyLIV’s show ‘Once Upon A Time with Vikram Bhatt’ (2016).
    Once Upon a Time with Vikram Bhatt (2016)
  • He directed the 2016 film ‘Love Games,’ featuring scandalous sex lives of the high society, consisting of swinger parties and partner swapping.
    Love Games (2016)
  • Along with Shwetambari Soni, Amar Thakkar, and his daughter Krishna Bhatt, Vikram became a director of Loneranger Productions Private Limited on 17 June 2016. He was also a designated partner in Dreamscape Entertainment LLP.
  • In 2017, Vikram Bhatt ventured into the erotic romance genre when he directed the web series ‘Maaya: Slave of Her Desires,’ which was dubbed as the first Indian fictional work on BDSM. Written by Bhatt, the adult web series caused a stir in Indian showbiz.
    Maaya: Slave of Her Desires (2017)
    He is also the writer of its sequels ‘Maaya 2’ (2018) and ‘Maaya 3’ (2019).
  • For the storyline of ‘Raaz 3,’ Vikram drew insights from his previous relationship with Ameesha Patel. The couple made acquaintance during a low phase of their life. The storyline of ‘Raaz 3’ centres around an actress, who is going through a low phase in her career during which she falls in love with a director undergoing similar circumstances.
  • In an interview, Bhatt was asked if he had tried BDSM, in response to which, he replied, [3]Hindustan Times

    In my younger days, I played a little bit, which everyone does. And I don’t think BDSM is a sexual thing at all. It’s about control and surrender…It’s a relationship of immense trust. You can’t possibly allow yourself to be tied up unless you know the person…that can be very scary.”