Mahesh Bhatt is one of the best-known personalities in Indian cinema. Bhatt has directed such acclaimed films as Arth, Saaransh, Janam, Naam, Sadak and Zakhm. His early film, Lahu Ke Do Rang, bagged two Filmfare awards in 1980. Most of his films champion the cause of women and their empowerment and are autobiographical in nature. He has received Filmfare awards for the best screenplay (Arth, 1984), and for the best story (Saaransh, 1985 and Zakhm, 1999), Special Jury Award of the National Film Awards (Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, 1994), and the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration (Zakhm, 1999).