Joy Mukherjee

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Joy Mukherjee
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Born (1939-02-24)24 February 1939
Jhansi, India
Died 9 March 2012(2012-03-09) (aged 73)
Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actor, director and producer
Years active 1960–2012
Spouse(s) Neelam Mukherjee
Children Monjoy Mukherjee
Sujoy Mukherjee
Simran Mukherjee
Parent(s) Sashadhar Mukherjee
Sati Devi
Relatives Rono Mukherjee (Brother)
Deb Mukherjee (Brother)
Shomu Mukherjee (Brother)
Shubir Mukherjee (Brother)
See Mukherjee-Samarth family

Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012) was an Indian film actor and director.

Family background[edit]

Joy Mukherjee was the son of Sashadhar Mukherjee and Sati Devi. His father was a successful producer and a co-founder of Filmalaya Studios. His uncles were director Subodh Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar (Actor) and Kishore Kumar.Joy Mukherjee was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun and St. Xavier College. .The name of his wife is Neelam. They have two sons MONJOY, SUJOY and a daughter Simran.[1]


Joy debuted opposite Sadhana in the film Love in Simla (1960) directed by R.K. Nayyar. After Love in Simla, he paired with Asha Parekh for several hits like Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Love in Tokyo and Ziddi. Some of his films like Door Ki Aawaz, Aao Pyar Karen and Shagird (opposite Saira Bano), Ek Musafir Ek Haseena with Sadhna, 'Ishaara' with Vyjayantimala and 'Jee Chahta Hai' with Rajashree were superhit movies. Most of his movies had hit music (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena, Aao Pyar Karen, Shagird, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Ek Baar Muskura Do, Door Ki Aawaz, Jee Chahta Hai, Humsaya, etc.) By the late 1960s acting roles began drying up, so he began directing and producing.[2]

He produced and directed Humsaya although neither that film nor his subsequent films as producer or director did well. Despite a late success with home production Ek Baar Muskura Do (1972) with brother Deb Mukherjee and later to be sister-in-law Tanuja, Joy faded from the silver screen. His last success came directing Chailla Babu. In 2009 he acted in the television serial Aye Dil-e-Nadan in DD National along with his son Sujoy Mukherjee.


Joy Mukherjee died at the age of 73 on 9 March 2012 in Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. He was placed on a ventilator near the end of his life. He was survived by his wife and children.[3]


Year Title Role Language
1974 Love in Bombay
1977 Haiwan
1972 Ek Bar Mooskura Do
1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar
1970 Aag Aur Daag
1970 Ehsan
1970 Inspector Inspector Rajesh, Agent 707
1970 Moojrim Gopal
1970 Puraskar Rakesh
1969 Dupatta
1968 Dil Aur Mohabbat Ramesh Choudhry
1968 Ek Kali Muskai
1968 Humsaya Shyam/Lin Tan
1967 Shagird Ramesh
1966 Love in Tokyo Ashok
1966 Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Sanjay Malhotra
1966 Saaz Aur Awaaz
1965 Bahu Beti Shekhar
1964 Aao Pyaar Karen
1964 Door Ki Awaaz
1964 Ishaara
1964 Ji Chahta Hai
1964 Ziddi Ashok
1963 Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon Mohan
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Ajay
1962 Ummeed
1960 Hum Hindustani Satyendra Nath
1960 Love in Simla Dev Kumar Mehra

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