Mahesh Bhatt is a renowned Indian film director, producer and a screenwriter. Mahesh is well known for films that have been largely inspired from reality, and have generally been based on social problems. Some of his most popular films include Arth, Saaransh, Janam, Naam, Daddy, Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Sadak, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi, Criminal & Zakhm. Saaransh was an outstanding effort to portray the anxieties of an old couple and received much critical and commercial acclaim along with a Special Jury Award at the Moscow Film Festival. Mid 1990s saw him make TV serials like 'Mouthful of Sky' and 'Swabhimaan'. He is also the author of a biography titled 'U G Krishnamurthy: A Life'.