Son of veteran music director Sardaar Malik, Anu Malik was born on 2nd November 1960 in India. He has worked as a music director for more than 350 films. He received National Award for his works in the film Refugee. Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma was his music teacher. His wife name is Anju Malik. He has two daughters. His choice of singers and lyricists is also his specialty, he always tried different persons.
His debut in Hindi films in the year 1977 with the film Hunterwali. He likes to play instruments like Vocals, Harmonium, Keyboard, Tabla, Guitar, Shehnai, Violin, Sarangi, Drums, Percussion, Piano. Anu Malik has been judging the television phenomenon Indian Idol since its inception. Some of the lead singers in his films who add variety to his songs are KK, Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinai and Kunal Ganjawala.
He composed 1000 songs in Bollywood music industry few of them are Koi Jaye To Le Aaye, Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen, Raat Ka Nasha, Gori Gori Gori Gori, Dil Mera Churaya Kyun, Raah Mein Unse Mulaqat, Humko Tumse Pyar Hai, Oonchi Hai Building, Aala Re Aala, Tumse Milke Dil Ka, Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali, Lal Garara, Roshni Se, Tan Tana Tan Tan, Julie Julie, Is Pyar Se Meri Taraf Na Dekho, Gori Gori, O Re Kanchi, Chakle Chakle, Chupana Bhi Nahi Aata, Aaila Re, East Aur West India Is the Best, Jugni Jugni, Mard Tangewala, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Fanah, Do Me a Favour, Let's Play 'Holi', My Adorable Darling, Nach Baby, Ek Yaad Ke Sahare, Dhuan Dhuan, Aye Dil Dil Ki Duniya Mein & many more for the films for Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) was popular. Later his music for Virasat (1997) and Border (1997), and his songs for Indra Kumar’s Ishq (1997) were huge hits. Followed by Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999), Baadshah (1999), Josh (2000), Refugee (2000), Har Dil Jo Pyaar karega (2000) and Fiza (2000), Mujhe Kuch Kehna hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Asoka in 2001, Main Hoon Naa (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004), Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.