Anu Malik Biography

Anwar Sardar Malik a.k.a Anu Malik was born on November 2,1960 is an Indian music director and singer who composes music in Bollywood industry. He got his training from his father, Sardar Malik who himself was a music composer.

anu malik with his father

Anu Malik is married to Anju Malik his wife and has two daughters Ada Malik and Anmol Malik. He has two brothers- Abu Malik who is also a Music director and Daboo Malik who is a Singer.


Anu Malik is known for his versatility in music. Anu Malik has composed music in various styles of films. Anu Malik also wrote many songs which later became quite popular. He started his first production of music in1977 through the film Hunterwali 77.

Anu Malik has composed music for many other popular films, such as Shaan, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Mard, and Mujrim, His some of the popular songs he sang for these films are Juli Juli for Mard and Jeete hai Shaan se was his another hit song in the 80’s. After this, he gave music in many superhit films of Hindi cinema

anu malik first song

Big Bollywood Break

After his debut in Hunterwali 77, he had to wait for 16years to get his Bollywood break, he finally had his Bollywood break in the film, Baazigar which was the year 1993.

He received numerous applaud from the audience and love from public because he already made impression in people’s mind with music direction in Baazigar.

After the music in Baazigar was loved by the audience Anu Malik became very famous and his music was loved by the people and they started expecting more music from him. So a star was on roll to create non mainstream music in Bollywood industry.

In 1993, Malik created the songs for Mahesh Bhatt and ‘’Phir teri Kahani Yaad Aaye’’

Music in Movies by Anu Malik

  • Ma (1994)
  • Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995).
  • Virasat (1997)
  • Border (1997) Ishq (1997)
  • Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999)
  • Baadshah (1999)
  • Josh (2000)
  • Refugee (2000)
  • Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (2000)
  • Fiza (2000).
  • In 2001, Malik gave music in the films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Asoka. In 2004, he composed the music for Main Hoon Na (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004). His recent work includes music for Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.


Anu Malik in his career spanning for more than 15 years have been collaborated with many big music directors and made a big name and a place in everybody’s heart.

Malik and Alisha Chinai

  • Ruk Ruk Ruk – Vijaypath
  • Chot Dil Pe Lagi – Ishq Vishk

Malik and Javed Akhtar

He has also collabored with legendary Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar for the movies like –

  • Border 1997
  • Refugee 2000
  • LOC: Kargil 2003
  • Umrao Jaan 2006.

He has worked with notable Indian singers like – Mohammad Rafi , Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsale, Kumar Sanu, ABhijeet, Sonu Nigam, Zubeen Garg, Alka Yagnik, Monali Thakur, Sunidhi Chouhan and more.

Alka Yagnik and Anu Malik Songs

This duo had a long term successful association of 15 years. Alka Yagnik remained one of the most successful female playback singer of the history of Indian Music Industry. Following are some of the duets which this Melodious have recorded and which are within us forever-

  • Baadalon Mein Chup Raha Ha – Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
  • Baazigar O Baazigar
  • Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gya
  • Palkein Hon Khuli Ya Band
  • Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum
  • Chamma Chamma
  • Soldier Soldier
  • Mehfil Mein Baar Baar

Udit Narayan and Anu Malik Songs

Malik also collaborated with ever green artist Udit Narayan was a sensation since forever. There were many songs that this duo along with Alka Yagnik had collaborated for following are some of the hit music.

  • Mr and Mrs Khiladi
  • Akele Hum Akele tum
  • Ramjane
  • Diljale
  • Himalay Putra
  • Ishq
  • Hum aapke dil me rehte hain.
  • Refugee
  • Har Dil Jo Pyaar Jo Pyaar Karega
  • Fiza
  • Baadal
  • Saaya

Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Anu Malik Songs

  • Badshaah
  • Asoka
  • Josh
  • Daraar

Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik Songs

Sonu Nigam had previously worked with Annu Malik and judged the show Indian Idol along with Malik and also worked for some songs as follows-

  • Main Hoon Na
  • Tumse MilKe Dilka Jo Haal

International Career

Anu Malik’s song ”Chamma Chamma” from China Gate movie was used in Hollywood film Moulin Rouge.

Anu Malik Fact – He has been a judge in Asian Idol, which was held in Indonesia
Representing Indian Idol.


Malik remained one of the judges on the TV show Indian Idol throughout each season till it ended. In the first two seasons, he was accompanied by Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, and in the third by Alisha Chinai, Udit Narayan and Javed Akhtar.

He appeared on Indian Idol 4 with Sonali Bendre, Kailash Kher and Javed Akhtar. After that, he appeared as a judge with Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5.

He has also judged another show called “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega”

anu malik and farah khan

Singing Career

Malik has his own different style of singing and composing a song. He has a unique style of processing words in his own style which is very much unique.

Although we have man main stream singers in Bollywood. Malik is a different singer. His music always gives us a unique style to experience.

That’s why he keeps his music very clear and doesn’t sing much. That’s why he has a different style of singing unlike other mainstream and romantic song singers. Although he is not a mainstream singer, Malik does playback singing for his compositions.

Written off as a singer in his early days “Julie Julie“, Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyaali ho, Gori Gori.

While he sings entire songs for some movies, especially those starring Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor in Deewane Huye Paagal he sang almost every song), and has also sung as part of a chorus in “Mehbooba Mehbooba” in the film Ajnabee, and “Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal” for Main Hoon Na.

Anu Malik albums include Dekho Barish Ho Rahi Hai, Tera Chehra, Dhua Dhua and an English album
Song List of this Album-

  • Eyes
  • Forever
  • I Have No Dollars
  • Momma
  • Last Dance
  • My Heart Goes Boom
  • Watch


  • Filmfare Best Director Award – Baazigar 1994.
  • Filmfare Special Award – Refujee 2001.
  • Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Main Hoon Na 2005.
  • Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director – Dum Laga Ke Haisha 2016.
  • Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Award – Main Hoon na 2005.
  • Popular Award – Best Music Director for Main Hoon Na 2004
  • Asha Bhosle Award – Outstanding Contribution in Music 2010
  • Indian Telly Awards – Best reality show judge 2010
  • Giants International Awards – lifetime achievement in Music 2014
  • Big Star Entertainment Awards – 92.7 BIG FM – Suhana Safar Music Award 2015.

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