Ram Kamal Mukherjee

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Ram Kamal Mukherjee
(রাম কমল মুখার্জী)
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Ram Kamal Mukherjee
Native name RKM
Born (1976-09-13) September 13, 1976 (age 40)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Education 1st Class First in Post Graduation in Journalism & Film Studies from University of Calcutta.
Occupation Author / Journalist / Former Editor-In-Chief Stardust / Former Vice President PNC / Creative Director / TV Producer : Bin Kuch Kahe / Author: Long Island Iced Tea
Years active 2000–present
Notable work Hema Malini Diva Unveiled
Spouse(s) Sarbani Mukherjee (m. 2007-present)
Children Rian Mukherjee
Parent(s) Jaydeb Mukherjee,
Roma Mukherjee
Awards Best Author Award for Hema Malini Diva Unveiled from Kalakar Awards - 2005,
Best Journalist Award from Lions Club, Mumbai - 2006
Website www.ramkamalmukherjee.com
Signature
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Ram Kamal Mukherjee (Bengali: রাম কমল মুখার্জী) (born 1976) is a Bollywood film journalist and critic. He is best known for his coffee-table book on actress Hema Malini, Hema Malini Diva Unveiled from 2005. He has been a journalist for Screen (now Hotstar), The Asian Age, Stardust and the Mumbai Mirror, and is the former Vice-President of Pritish Nandy Communications.[1][2][3] [4][5] After working with Stardust, now he is writing his first fiction for Leadstart Publishing.

In 2016 he was working as producer with Rajshree Ojha for the TV series Bin Kuch Kahe.[6][7] He released the short story collection Long Island Iced Tea, a collection of eight short stories. Published by Leadstart Publishing this 154 pages book is his first foray into fiction.[8][9][10]

Biography[edit]

Ram Kamal Mukherjee born in North Kolkata. He developed an interest in actress Hema Malini after watching her films.[11] When his father Jaydeb Mukherjee realized that he had an interest in writing, he encouraged Ram to write a 'letter to the editor' on his favourite topic (Hema Malini) to Screen (now Hotstar) under the editorship of Udaya Tara Nayar. The letter, and a subsequent one, was published in the newspaper and led to the start of a career as a freelance journalist in 1995. Mukherjee graduated in Media and Film Studies at the University of Calcutta. After the period working for Screen, he was appointed as the sub editor for The Asian Age in Kolkata in 2001. He was appointed as the official journalist for Kolkata Film Festival. In 2003, he moved to Mumbai, where he became a Senior Correspondent at Stardust magazine.

Ram Kamal Mukherjee is best known for Hema Malini Diva Unveiled, an unofficial biography which was published in 2005.[12][13][14][15] Mukherjee had met and interviewed Malini previously as reporter for Stardust and was asked by Nari Hira to write a book about her. He interviewed various people connected to Malini during his work on the book,[11] which received mixed reviews.

Ram Kamal Mukherjee later joined the tabloid Mumbai Mirror as an Assistant Editor. He wrote a column called "Ram Katha. He worked as the Vice-President of Pritish Nandy Communications, an entertainment, news and media content corporation, and a maker of Indian movies, based in Mumbai. He has also contributed as a columnist to Mid-Day and several other publications.

He worked with Rangita Pritish Nandy in PNC on various projects, he was involved in script doctoring, casting lead actors, media and marketing analysis. During this time, he freelanced for publications like Mid Day Ananda Bazar Patrika, Anandalok (ABP Group) and TV18 group. In Midday he contributed for HitList and Sunday Midday under the editorship of Sarita Tanwar and Alpana Lath respectively.

Later he joined Stardust as Editor In Chief [16][17]

Currently he is working on his untitled fiction for Leadstart Publishing. He is also mentoring students at Harkishan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis (HMIMRA) as Guest Faculty for Post Graduate students in Films and Media.

Personal Information[edit]

Ram Kamal Mukherjee completed his graduation with History from University of Calcutta. He completed his schooling from St Joseph's College in Calcutta, and later completed his senior schooling from Khalsa Model School. After gradutaion he completed a diploma course in communication from the British Council, later joined Media Studies Film and Television course in University of Calcutta.[18] He scored the highest in the University and enrolled himself for Masters in Journalism.

Before joining The Asian Age, he contributed to Bengali newspapers like Aaj Kaal, Pratohik Sambad and Sambad Ekhon.

Mukherjee's grandfather Kiron Chandra Mukherjee was a surgeon. His father Jaydeb Mukherjee was a legal advisor to the Government of India, and his mother Roma Mukherjee is a trained singer.

Ram Kamal married Sarbani Mukherjee in 2007.

Awards[edit]

Anchoring Shows[edit]

Ram Kamal directed and anchored 26 episode show for Asian Television Network in Kolkata. Talk Bangla was the first television chat show to showcase 13 Bollywood celebrities in a regional channel. Ram Kamal's free spirited interactive attitude made the show really popular. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Himesh Reshammiya, Irfan Khan, Madhur Bandharkar, Shreya Ghoshal and many other celebrities.

After the success of this chat show, he also anchored Chokhey Aamar Trishna. This was directed by Amit Ganguly, and produced by Asian Television Network. This was India's first show on Sex Education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PNC offers journalist Ram Kamal a new role!". Glamsham.com (Press release). 13 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Change in PNC office bearers". indicine.com (Press release). 
  3. ^ "NEW APPOINTMENTS AT PNC". pritishnandycom.com (Press release). 6 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Nari Hira appoints Ram Kamal as editor of Stardust". Bollywood Hungama (Press release). 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ram Kamal Mukherjee quits PNC to join Stardust". Adgully (Press release). 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Actress Shamata Anchan enters Bin Kuch Kahe - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Newbie Sameer Arora to be main lead in new show 'Bin Kuch Kahe'?". Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Ram Kamal Mukherjee – Beyond Bollywood and Biographies.". Mayura Amarkant. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  9. ^ "Ram Kamal Mukherjee's book inspired by Bollywood's DARK SECRETS!". www.santabanta.com (Press release). Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  10. ^ "Interview: Ram Kamal Mukherjee on His First Fiction Book |". sholoanabangaliana.in. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  11. ^ a b "Ram Kamal Mukherjee". Roshni Magazine. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "NEW BOOK REVEALS SECRETS OF HEMA MALINI". Indiaglitz. 21 January 2005. 
  13. ^ "Hema Malini - Diva Unveiled". Bollywood Hungama. 19 January 2005. 
  14. ^ "Biography of Bollywood's dream girl". The Telegraph India. 7 March 2005. 
  15. ^ "`Dream girl' unveiled". The Hindu. 10 March 2005. 
  16. ^ "'Nari Hira appoints Ram Kamal Mukherjee as the new Editor of Stardust' unveiled". Bollywoodtrade.com. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  17. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2012-04-27). "Nari Hira appoints Ram Kamal as editor of Stardust - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  18. ^ "The programme was conducted by author Ram Kamal Mukherjee, a noted film journalist and alumnus of the host department". Telegraph India. 22 March 2005. 
  19. ^ "Ram Kamal Mukherjee wins Best Film Journalist Award". India-glitz. 26 April 2006. 

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