Anu Malik

02 Nov 1960
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Anu Malik, (born Anwar Sardaar Malik), is an Indian music director, singer, actor, director, and producer who primarily works in the Hindi film industry. Son of Sardar Malek, Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1980. In the 1990s he wrote music for the films Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Baazigar, and Jaanam. He trained in music and made his debut in Hindi films in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77. Malik has been judging the television show Indian Idol since its inception. As a music director, he has produced music for various genres of films, and has written several commercially successful songs for the Hindi (Bollywood) film music industry. Malik is known for use of tabla in his songs, including "Taal Pe Ja"' and "Mere Humsafar" from the film Refugee, "Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal" in Main Hoon Na, "Eli Re Eli" in Yaadein, and "Baazigar O Baazigar" from the film Baazigar.
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