Anu Malik (born 2 November 1960), born Anwar Sardaar Malik, is an Indian music director and singer who primarily works in the Hindi film industry. Son of veteran music director Sardar Malek, Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1977. In the 1990s he wrote hits for films like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Baazigar, and Jaanam.Anu Malik trained in music under his guru- Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma and made his debut in Hindi films in the year 1977 with the film Hunterwali. He is a versatile music director and has composed music for over 350 different kinds of films.
The 2000s brought him the National Award for his music for J.P. Dutta's Refugee and the Filmfare Special Jury Award. He won the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Main Hoon Na and Baazigar.He is a record six-time winner from a record of 42 nominations of the best music director which includes 14-time nominee for the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Malik has been judging the television phenomenon Indian Idol since its inception. He has rendered many of his own compositions like "Garam Chaye Ki Pyali," "Gori Gori," and the recent "Meri Jane Jigar.