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Hrishikesh Mukherjee Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 5, 2017

Short Biography

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was born on 30-09-1922 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Assistant Director & Film Producer who known for his work in Hindi and Kannada films.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee Complete Bio & Career

No doubt that the powerful acting from the cast with the strong storyline is what makes a movie successful. But have you thought, there are so many people involved in the background putting endless efforts to present the movie at its best. The Director is one of such key factor for any film to be hit. Indian Cinema has been blessed with many of the talented directors which strived hard to take Indian Cinema to the top of the world of entertainment and helped it to gain the glory that it has now. Hrishikesh Mukherjee, popularly known as "Hrishida" is one such person of Indian film industry.
He was a notorious legendary film director, best known for light-hearted comic dramas.He had directed 42 films during his career span which includes Chupke Chupke, Anand, Guddi, Abhimaan Gol Maal, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna and Namak Haraam.
He started his film career initially as a cameraman, and then as a film editor, in B. N. Sircar's New Theatres in Calcutta in the late 1940s. He later continued to work as an editor and then as assistant director to Bimal Roy.He made his directional debut with a film "Musafir" in 1957 which didn't succeed but he got the fame with his next film "Anari".After that, he directed many films, Anuradha, Chhaya, Asli-Naqli, Anand, Anupama, Aashirwad Guddi (1971), Bawarchi, Gol Maal and Khubsoorat to name few.He was the writer for few of his films and also directed few TV serials as well. 'Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate' was his last film.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1972 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 1999 Hindi Film Industry
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2001 Arts

For his contribution to Indian cinema, he was felicitated with Padma Vibhusan by the Indian government in the year 2001.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Hrishikesh Mukherjee died on 27-08-2006 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He died due to chronic renal failure as he was hospitalized at Leelavati Hospital.

DEATHDAY 27 August,2006 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Hrishikesh Mukherjee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married and had two sons and three daughters. His wife died some 30 years before him and he also lost one of his sons. The Fashion Models Tapur Chatterjee & Tupur Chatterjee are his granddaughters.

Life's Important Dates Of Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Hrishikesh Mukherjee

  • He was a science graduate and was also involved in teaching mathematics and science for some period of his life.
  • He was the person who discovered the talent in an amateur FTII graduate “Jaya Bhaduri” and gave her first break in the film industry in his film “Guddi”.
  • The iconic words “Babu Moshay” in his milestone movie “Anand” were actually inspired by Raj Kapoor who used to call Hrishikesh Mukherjee as "Babu Moshay".He penned down the film when Raj Kapoor’s health condition was serious.
  • He suffered a severe arthritis attack in 1961. But he still directed Anupama and Asli Naqli from his wheelchair.
  • Though he received eight Filmfare awards for his films, he did not get a single Filmfare Award for his direction.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Hrishikesh Mukherjee was 83 years 10 months & 27 days old age.