Ram Mukherjee

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Ram Mukherjee
1933 (1933)
Died22 October 2017(2017-10-22) (aged 83–84)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer
Spouse(s)Krishna Mukherjee
ChildrenRaja and Rani Mukherjee
FamilyMukherjee-Samarth family

Ram Mukherjee (1933 – 22 October 2017) was an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter in Hindi and Bengali cinema, he is one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios, Mumbai.[1] He is most known for his films, Hum Hindustani (1960) and Leader (1964), starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.[2]

He belongs to the Mukherjee-Samarth family, as his father Ravindramohan Mukherjee was elder brother of Sashadhar Mukherjee, and one of founders of Filmalaya Studios. His wife Krishna Mukherjee is a playback singer, his daughter Rani Mukherjee is a noted Bollywood actress,[3] and his son is director Raja Mukherjee. Raja Mukherjee assisted his father in a few films, before making his acting debut with Bidhatar Khela (2007).[4]

He previously, directed and produced his daughter Rani Mukherjee's film debut, Biyer Phool in 1996,[5] and produced her Hindi film debut Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat in 1997.[6] Mukherjee died on 22 October 2017 at the age of 84.[7]





  • Leader (screenplay) (as Ram Mukerji)


  1. ^ "B'day wishes for the queen". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ Mahaan, Deepak (24 June 2010). "Leader (1964)". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Rani's getting married next year, says father Ram Mukherjee". Daily News & Analysis. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Enter, queen bee's brother". The Telegraph, Calcutta. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Sikkim sojourn". The Telegraph - Calcutta. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  6. ^ Das, Amit (1 July 2008). "I didn't want to join films initially: Rani Mukerji". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Ram Mukherjee, director of Hum Hindustani and Rani Mukerji's father, passes away". Firstpost. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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