Anwar Sardar Malik or Anu Malik is an Indian music director and singer. He is an Indian National award and filmfare award-winning music director, who primarily works in the Hindi film industry. Known as one of the mega music composers of 90s in India, he is the son of Sardar Malik. Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer in 1980 with the film Hunterwali 77. Malik had been judging the television show Indian Idol since its inception, until he stepped down from the position in October 2018.