Vikas Bahl Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Vikas Bahl


Vikas Bahl is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He got recognition for his films like ‘Chillar Party’ (2011), ‘Queen’ (2013), ‘Shaandaar’ (2015), and ‘Ganapath’ (2023).


Vikas Bahl was born on Tuesday, 7 December 1971 (age 52 years; as of 2023) in Lajpat Nagar, district south-east Delhi, New Delhi. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Vikas completed his schooling at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. He pursued graduation at the Ramjas College in New Delhi and later moved to Mumbai for his post-graduation. Vikas completed his Master of Business Administration at Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown


Parents & Siblings

Vikas Bahl’s father, Ravish Bahl, is a retired Indian Oil Corporation employee, and his mother is a homemaker. Vikas Bahl was the single child of his parents.

Wife & Children

Vikas Bahl was married to Richa Bahl, who is an interior designer; however, the couple got separated after a few years of their marriage. Vikas has no children; as of 2023.

Vikas Bahl’s ex wife and interior designer Richa Bahl


In 2018, Vikas Bahl was rumoured to be dating Chaitally Parmar who is a writer and a film producer.

Vikas Bahl and his rumoured girlfriend Chaitally Parmar


Phantom Films

In 2011, Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, and Vikramaditya Motwane founded a joint film production company called ‘Phantom Films.’ The company produced its first film, a Hindi period romantic drama film titled ‘Lootera’ in 2013. The company produced many Bollywood films including ‘Queen’ (2013), ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ (2014), ‘Bombay Velvet’ (2015), and ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016). However, in 2018, the production company was dissolved by the owners due to the alleged me-too allegations against Vikas Bahl by a former Phantom employee.

Owners of Phantom Films

Bollywood Films

In 2011, Vikas Bahl made his directorial debut with the Hindi family comedy film titled ‘Chillar Party,’ which was co-directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

The poster of Vikas Bahl’s directorial debut film titled ‘Chillar Party’ (2011)

In 2013, Vikas directed the Hindi comedy film titled ‘Queen’ in which the lead role was played by Kangana Ranaut. The film received national awards and held 13 nominations and won 6 leading awards at the 60th Filmfare Awards.

Actress Kangana Ranaut and Vikas Bahl during the shoot of the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)

In 2019, he directed the biographical drama film titled ‘Super 30.’

Hrithik Roshan and Vikas Bahl (right) during the promotions of the Hindi film titled ‘Super 30’ (2019)

In 2022, Vikas Bahl directed the Hindi family comedy-drama film titled ‘Goodbye.’ He also produced the film.

Vikas Bahl (second from right) at the schedule wrap of the Hindi film titled ‘Goodbye’ (2022)

In 2024, Vikas directed the Hindi supernatural horror thriller film titled ‘Shaitaan’ which is the remake of the 2023 Gujarati film ‘Vash.’

The poster of the Hindi horror film titled ‘Shaitaan’ (2024)


Vikas Bahl has also produced many films including ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’ (2008), ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ (2014), ‘Wrong Side Raju’ (Gujarati film), and ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018).

Web Series

In 2021, Vikas Bahl directed the Hindi black comedy ZEE5 original web series titled ‘Sunflower’ which is based on a murder mystery in a middle-class housing society in Mumbai called “Sunflower.”

Zee5 web series titled ‘Sunflower’ (2021) directed by Vikas Bahl

In 2022, Vikas Bahl created a Hindi comedy-drama web series titled ‘Good Bad Girl’ which was streaming exclusively on Sony LIV.

The poster of web series titled ‘Good Bad Girl’ (2022) directed by Vikas Bahl


#MeToo Charges

In 2015, during the promotion of the movie “Bombay Velvet,” Vikas Bahl was accused of sexually assaulting a female member of the team. The woman said Bahl insisted on dropping her to her hotel room late in the night after the party of the film ended and pretended to pass out drunk on her bed. She alleges she was awakened soon after and found Bahl masturbating on her. This eventually led her to leave her job. She told her story to Anurag Kashyap, but it took two years before the matter was taken seriously.

Accusations made by Kangana Ranaut

After the initial #metoo charges against Vikas Bahl, actress Kangana Ranaut came in support of the victim and was quoted saying in an interview

I often told him off. He was scared of me but still every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he’d bury his face in my neck and hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He’d say, ‘I love how you smell K.’ I could tell something is wrong with him.”

Accusations by Nayani Dixit

In 2018, actress Nayani Dixit accused Vikas Bahl of inappropriate behaviour during the shoot of the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ and was quoted saying in an interview

They kept us in a 2-star hotel. When I said that I am not comfortable, Vikas told me that he can share his room with me. Look at his audacity!”


National Awards

  • 2011: ‘Best Screenplay’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Chillar Party’ (2011)
  • 2011: ‘Best Children’s Film’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Chillar Party’ (2011)
  • 2014: ‘Best Feature Film in Hindi’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)

Other Awards

  • 2014: ‘BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ for ‘Most Entertaining Film Director’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)
  • 2014: ‘Stardust Awards’ for ‘Best Director’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)
  • 2015: ‘Filmfare Awards’ for ‘Best Director’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)

    Vikas Bahl (extreme left) receiving the ‘Best Director’ award at the Filmfare Awards 2015

  • 2015: ‘IIFA Awards’ for ‘Best Screenplay’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)
  • 2015: ‘IIFA Awards’ for ‘Best Story’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)
  • 2015: ‘Screen Awards’ for ‘Best Director’ for the Hindi film titled ‘Queen’ (2013)


  • Movie(s): ‘The Great Escape’ (1963), ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ (2006), ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006)
  • Book: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’


  • In 2014, Vikas Bahl directed a short film titled ‘Going Home’ which was starred by Alia Bhatt. The film was based on women’s safety and the film was loved worldwide.

    The poster of the short film titled ‘Going Home’ (2014) directed by Vikas Bahl

  • In 2018, Vikas sent notices to his former business partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane saying he would sue for defamation unless they apologise for their tweets in which they said they believed him guilty of sexual misconduct. Vikas Bahl has accused his former partners of professional jealousy.
  • In 2019, Vikas Bahl was given a clean chit by the Internal Complaints Committee for the #MeToo charges against him.
  • In 2021, the Income Tax Department conducted raids on the houses of filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and actor Taapsee Pannu. The people working for the movie company couldn’t clear up confusion about missing ₹300 crore. As per the officials, there were signs that the company’s share deals were messed with and made to look less valuable than they were, causing tax problems worth ₹350 crore. Also, they found proof that a top actress got ₹5 crore in cash.