Profession: Film Director
Brother of Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Daughter of Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Son of Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Information about Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was an Indian film director, editor and writer regarded as one of the greatest filmmaker of all time , known for a number of films, including [Anari],Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Majhli Didi, Chaitali, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Namak Haraam
Mukherjee chose to begin working, initially as a cameraman, and then film editor, in B. N. Sircar's New Theatres in Calcutta in the late 1940s, where he learned his skills from Subodh Mitter ('Kenchida'), a well known editor of his times
He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award for his contribution to Indian cinema by government of India in 2001
He holds the distinction of working with almost all the top Indian stars since independence of India in 1947.
The International Film Festival of India honoured him with a retrospective of his films in November 2005.
He received the NTR National Award in 2001 and he also won eight Filmfare Awards.
Mukherjee was chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and of the National Film Development Corporation
He then worked with Bimal Roy in Mumbai as film editor and assistant director from 1951 participating in the landmark Roy films Do Bigha Zamin and Devdas.
The film, crew and cast won five Filmfare Awards, with Mukherjee only losing the Best Director Award to his mentor, Bimal Roy.
He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai early on Tuesday, 6 June 2006 after he complained of uneasiness. Mukherjee died ten weeks later on 27 August 2006
Did Hrishikesh Mukherjee smoke: Not Known
He studied science and graduated in chemistry from the University of Calcutta. He taught mathematics and science for some time.
His debut directorial venture, Musafir (1957), was not a success, but he persisted and received acclaim for his second film Anari in 1959
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was born in the city of Calcutta in pre-independence India (now Kolkata) to a Bengali family.
Did Hrishikesh Mukherjee drink alcohol: Not Known
He also remained the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee suffered from chronic renal failure and would go to Lilavati Hospital for dialysis
His last film was Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate. Since his original hero Amol Palekar had grown old he had to cast Anil Kapoor. He has also directed TV serials like Talaash.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India, in 1999.
The Government of India honoured him with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1999 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2001