Last updated on 14 June 2014 at 16:58.
, born 27 January 1969) is an
. He has more than 25 films to his credit. He is also the creative head of a conglomerate called
ASA Productions and Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Vikram is the grandson of
, one of the pioneers of Indian film, and the son of cinematographer
Bhatt started his career in 1982, at the age of 14, with the late director
in Anand[replacesinglequotehere]s first film,
Kanoon Kya Karega
, working with him for six and a half months. Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s last film with Mukul was the Indian cinema classic
, for which he was a chief assistant.
Subsequently, Bhatt worked with director
for two and a half years and later with director
for two years, on films including
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
His career as a director began with the film
, which was produced by
. His first four films did not do well at the box office, his first success coming with
. Following this, he had a string of successful films such as
Awara Paagal Deewana
Awara Paagal Deewana
, he entered a phase where his films did not do particularly well except for the odd
Deewane Huye Paagal
and the semi-biopic
In 2008, he came back with the success of his horror film,
followed in 2010, completing his successful horror trilogy.
In 2010, Bhatt pioneered in the field of stereoscopic 3D for the first time in India; his
Haunted – 3D
is the first stereoscopic 3D Hindi film.
, released in May 2011, went on to become the highest grossing
Hindi horror film
of all time, making
270 million at the box office.
In 2012, Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s
recorded domestic box office collection of 72.90 Crores after the 3rd weekend and the overseas collection was at 4.60 Crores.
Riding high with the success, Bhatt is writing another horror-thriller for Bipasha in the central role, with a more shocking image than Raaz 3.
Following the success of Raaz 3, Vikram Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s written Hindi horror movie
1920: Evil Returns
which has been directed by debutant Bhushan Patel topped the first weekend collection chart at the Box Office and the approximate collection was Rs 12.43 crores nett.
The movie further collected approx Rs 3.75 cr nett in the second Weekend, taking the total to Rs 22.86 cr nett. The movie has been declared a [replacesinglequotehere]Hit[replacesinglequotehere].
Soon after, Bhatt signed a deal with Bhushan Kumar[replacesinglequotehere]s T-Series to produce 5 films of sci-fi, thriller and horror genre. Two of the films will be directed by Bhatt himself.
In early 2013, Bhatt announced his upcoming projects,
, India[replacesinglequotehere]s First 3D Monster Movie with Bipasha Basu in the lead role
and 1920 London, third in the 1920 series.
Vikram Bhatt will mark his foray into Marathi cinema with [replacesinglequotehere]Ek Doosrey Ke Liye[replacesinglequotehere], which will be directed by Ashwini Kumar Patil.
Starting from February 16 2014, he would be seen hosting the TV Show
based on Real Life Romances, on