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Ramesh Sippy Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 14, 2021

Short Biography

Ramesh Sippy was born on 23-01-1947 in Karachi, British India  (now Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan). He is an Indian Film Director & Film Producer who is most popular in Bollywood and best known for the much-acclaimed film Sholay.

Other Name: Ramesh Sipahimalani
Other Professions: Film Producer
Appearance: Bollywood

Ramesh Sippy Complete Bio & Career

Ramesh Sippy visited the sets of the film Sazaa, his father's first film when he was 6 years old. His first film job came at age nine when he played Achala Sachdev's son in the 1953 film Shahenshah. He worked in both the production and direction departments in films like Johar-Mehmood in Goa and Mere Sanam, which his father was producing. He worked for 7 years as an assistant before becoming the director of Andaz, in 1971. Although this was only a moderate success, his second film Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) was highly successful.
In 1975 he directed Sholay which went on to become the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood film history and won major acclaim. Sholay still remains one of the biggest blockbuster films in Hindi film history and remains one of the favourites for Hindi film audiences globally. While Sholay was a tribute to the Westerns, his next film Shaan in 1980 was inspired by the James Bond films. In 1982 he brought together veteran actor Dilip Kumar and the reigning superstar of the time Amitabh Bachchan in Shakti. While the film was only moderately successful, it won the Filmfare Best Movie Award. In 1985 he directed Saagar which was considered a comeback film for Dimple Kapadia.
He directed a successful television serial titled Buniyaad which focused on the Partition of India and aired on Indian television channel Doordarshan in 1987. The last three films he directed, Bhrashtachar (1989), Akayla (1991), and Zamana Deewana (1995) were box office flops and he has since not directed any film, as of 2015. His string of hits with Amitabh Bachchan made him one of the golden directors who had a special working relationship with the actor (Yash Chopra, Prakash Mehra, Manmohan Desai, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee being the other four). In 2005 he received the Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years award for his legendary film, Sholay. He has produced films directed by his son Rohan Sippy, such as Kuch Naa Kaho (2003), Bluffmaster (2005) and Dum Maro Dum (2011). In 2006 he produced Taxi No. 9211 which was directed by Milan Luthria. In 2008 he produced Kunaal Roy Kapur's The President is Coming as well as the Akshay Kumar-Deepika Padukone film, Chandni Chowk To China, directed by Nikhil Advani.

Ramesh Sippy Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2013 Arts

Ramesh Sippy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy (G. P. Sippy)
Mother Mohini Sippy
Brothers Vijay Sippy, Ajit Sippy, Suresh Sippy
Sister Sunita Sippy
Wife Kiran Juneja (05-02-1991)
Ex-Wife Geeta Sippy
Son Rohan Sippy
Daughters Sheena Sippy, Sonya Sippy

He was born to a film producer/director father Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy (famously known as G. P. Sippy) & a homemaker mother Mohini Sippy. He has three brothers named Vijay Sippy, Ajit Sippy, Suresh Sippy, and a sister named Sunita Sippy. First, he was married to Geeta Sippy and together the couple has two daughters named Sheena Sippy, Sonya Sippy and a son named Rohan Sippy. Rohan is a film director and producer. Later he divorced Geeta. On 05-02-1991, he married actress Kiran Juneja. Kunal Kapoor son of Shashi Kapoor was married to his daughter Sheena. Film Director Rohena Gera was married to his son Rohan Sippy.

Life's Important Dates Of Ramesh Sippy

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Traveling
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Film Producer - Brahmachari (1968)
As a Film Director - Andaz (1971)
Television Series (as a Director) Buniyaad (1986)
Best Movies Andaz (1971), Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Sholay (1975), Saagar (1985), Taxi No. 9211 (2006) and various others
Salary N/A
Net Worth $40 Million
Official Website N/A
Best Television Series Buniyaad (1986-1987)


Car Collections Mercedes Benz and Bentley


Favorite Color White, Black & Navy Blue
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Shashi Kapoor , Dharmendra
Favorite Film Director Hema Malini
Favorite Movie Sholay (1975)
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ramesh Sippy

  • His daughter Sonya Sondhi is costume designer.
  • He along with his wife Kiran visited his birthplace Karachi and also stayed there for a while.
  • He is father in law of actor Kunal Kapoor.

Ramesh Sippy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

77 years, 5months, 25 days old age Ramesh Sippy will turn 78 on 23 January, 2025. Only 6 months, 4 days, 8 hours,45 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Ramesh Sippy has celebrated the total number of 77 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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