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Ramanand Sagar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 23, 2019

Short Biography

Ramanand Sagar was born on 29-12-1917 in Lahore in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Film Director, Film Producer, Writer, Television Director, Television Producer, Screenwriter, Dialogue Writer & Author.

Other Name: Chandramauli Chopra, Ramanand Bedi, Ramanand Kashmiri, Ramanand Chopra
Other Professions: Film Producer Writer Television Director Television Producer Screenwriter Dialogue Writer Author

Ramanand Sagar Complete Bio & Career

Ramanand Sagar migrated from Pakistan to India during partition. He worked as a peon, truck cleaner, soap vendor, goldsmith apprentice etc. during the day and studied for his degree at night.He was a gold medalist in Sanskrit and Persian from the University of Punjab in 1942. He was also editor of newspaper Daily Milap. He wrote many short stories, novels, poems, plays, etc. under names like "Ramanand Chopra", "Ramanand Bedi" and "Ramanand Kashmiri". 

In 1932, Sagar started his film career as a clapper boy in a silent film, Raiders of the Rail Road. After partition, he relocated to Mumbai and started out as an assistant stage manager in Prithvi Theatres of Prithviraj Kapoor. Also, directed a few plays under the fatherly guidance of Kapoor. Along with other films that Sagar himself directed, he wrote the story and screenplay for Raj Kapoor's superhit Barsaat. He founded the film and television production company known as Sagar Films (Pvt. Ltd.) also known as Sagar Arts in 1950.
He produced and directed many films. He won the 1960 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for Paigham which was directed by S. S. Vasan and starred Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Raaj Kumar in lead roles. His successful directorial ventures in 1960s included Ghunghat and Arzoo. In 1964 he directed the classic Zindagi starring Rajendra Kumar, Vyjanthimala, Prithviraj Kapoor and Raaj Kumar. In 1968 he won the Filmfare Best Director Award for Ankhen. Ankhen was a spy-thriller starring Dharmendra and Mala Sinha. It was amongst the Top 10 Hindi films of the 1960s.
His films had a lukewarm response at the box-office during the decade of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1985 Sagar turned towards television. His Sagar Arts began producing serials based on Indian history. His Ramayan aired its first episode on 25 January 1987. The series was a huge hit among the audience and he became a household name post the launch of this series. After that, he directed some more mythological sseries such as Krishna and Luv Kush. He also made some fantasy dramas like Alif Laila and Vikram Aur Betaal which were also well recieved. For his contribution, he was fellicitated with the Padma Shri Award in the year 2000. The last television series that he directed was Sai Baba in the year 2005.

Ramanand Sagar Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2000 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 12-12-2005 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India at the age of 88.

DEATHDAY 12 December,2005 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ramanand Sagar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Lala Dinanath Chopra. Veteran filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is his half-brother. He was married to Leelavati Sagar. He has four sons and a daughter. He had four grandchildren.

Life's Important Dates Of Ramanand Sagar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Punjab
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College University of Punjab, Punjab
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Barsaat (1949)
TV - Vikram Aur Betaal (1986)
Best Movies Barsaat (1949), Aankhen (1968), Jalte Badan (1973), Bhagawat (1982), and Salma (1985) among others
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Politician Indira Gandhi
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Place Holy Places

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ramanand Sagar

  • His actual name was Chandramauli Chopra.
  • He has also published a book called Aur Insaan Mar Gaya. In this book, he had penned down his experiences of Indo-Pak partition.
  • Internet sensation Sakshi Chopra is his great-grandchild.
  • His half brother Vidhu Vinod Chopra is 35 years younger than him.
  • He started his career as a dialogue writer with the film Barsaat in the year 1949.

Ramanand Sagar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ramanand Sagar was 87 years 11 months & 14 days old age.