Debut Film: Masoom in 1983
Upcoming Movies: New York, I Love You in 2009
As a Director: Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2007, The Four Feathers in 2002, Elizabeth in 1998, Dushmani in 1996, Bandit Queen in 1995, Mr. India in 1987, Masoom in 1983.
As a Producer: The Guru in 2003, Dil Se in 1998.
Atlantic Film Festival
Won International Award in 1998 for Best International Feature Film
or Video for Elizabeth in 1998
Australian Film Institute
Nominated in 1999 for Best Foreign Film Award for Elizabeth in 1998
Shared with: Alison Owen in producer, Tim Bevan in producer, Eric Fellner in producer
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Winner of Special Award for Outstanding Indian Achievement in World Cinema in 2000.
Nominated for Direction in 1999 for David Lean Award for the film Elizabeth in 1998.
Nominated for Bodil award in the year 2000 for Best Non-American Film in Bedste ikke amerikanske film for Elizabeth in 1998
Won Special Award in the year 1999.
Won Filmfare Award in the caregory of Best Director for Bandit Queen in 1994 in 1997.
Received Filmfare Award in 1995 for Best Film – Critics for Bandit Queen in 1994
Won Filmfare Award in 1983 for Best Film – Critics for the film Masoom in 1983.
Golden Globes, USA
Nominated in 1999 for Golden Globe award in the category Best Director for Elizabeth in 1998.
Guild of German Art House Cinemas
1999 Won Guild Film Award - Silver in 1999 for Foreign Film in Ausländischer Film for Elizabeth in 1998.
National Board of Review, USA
Won Best Director NBR Award in 1998 for Elizabeth in 1998.
Nominated for Golden Satellite Award in 1999 in the category of Best Director for Elizabeth in 1998.
In 2000, he received the state honour, Padma Shri.