Ram Mukerji
Born(1933-10-18)18 October 1933
Died22 October 2017(2017-10-22) (aged 84)
Other namesRam Mukherji
Ram Mukerji
Raam Mukherjee
Raam Mukerji
Raam Mukherji
Krishna Mukherjee
(m. 1972)
FamilyMukherjee-Samarth family

Ram Mukerji (18 October 1933 — 22 October 2017) was an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter in Hindi and Bengali cinema. He was 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 belonged to the Mukerji-Samarth family, as his father Ravindramohan Mukherjee was the elder brother of Sashadhar Mukherjee and one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios. His wife Krishna Mukherjee is a playback singer, his daughter Rani Mukerji is a noted Bollywood actress,[3] and his son is director Raja Mukerji. Raja Mukerji 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 Mukerji's film debut, Biyer Phool in 1996,[5] and produced her Hindi film debut Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat in 1997.[6] Mukerji died on 22 October 2017 at the age of 84, four days after his 84th birthday.[7]


Year Film Language Screenplay writer Director Producer Actors Notes
1960 Hum Hindustani Hindi Yes Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Helen, Joy Mukherjee
1964 Leader Yes Yes Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal
1969 Sambandh Yes Deb Mukherjee, Abhi Bhattacharya, Vijaya Choudhury
1972 Ek Bar Mooskura Do Yes Joy Mukherjee, Tanuja, Deb Mukherjee
1992 Raktalekha Bengali Yes Chiranjeet, Prosenjit, Debashree, Soumitra
1993 Tomar Rakte Amar Sohag Yes Chiranjeet, Tapas Paul, Debashree, Sabyasachi
1994 Rakta Nadir Dhara Yes Chiranjeet, Prosenjit, Sabyasachi, Debashree
1996 Biyer Phool Yes Prosenjit, Rani, Sabyasachi, Indrani


  1. ^ "B'day wishes for the queen". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Sikkim sojourn". The Telegraph - Calcutta. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. 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.