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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]

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

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]


Year Film Language Screenplay writer Director Producer Actors Notes
1960 Hum Hindustani Hindi Yes
1964 Leader Yes Yes
1969 Sambandh Yes
1972 Ek Bar Mooskura Do Yes Joy Mukherjee, Tanuja, Deb Mukherjee
1992 Raktalekha Bengali Yes Chiranjeet, Prosenjit, Debashree
1993 Tomar Rakte Amar Sohag Yes Chiranjeet, Tapas Paul, Debashree
1994 Rakta Nadir Dhara Yes Chiranjeet, Prosenjit, Debashree
1996 Biyer Phul Yes Prosenjit, Rani, Indrani


  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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