Ayan Mukerji Biography
Ayan Mukerji (born 15 August 1983) is a Hindi film director, screenwriter, and producer from India. At the age of 26, Mukerji made his directorial debut with the coming-of-age comedy Wake Up Sid (2009). The film debuted to positive reviews and box-office results. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, a 2013 coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama, is one of the highest-grossing Hindi films. Mukerji is from the well-known Mukherjee-Samarth family of Bollywood.
|Home Town||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai|
|College||Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Writing, Reading, Watching Movies and Travelling|
|Debut||Bollywood Film (as assistant director) – Swades (2004)
Bollywood Film (as director & writer) – Wake Up Sid (2009)
Bollywood Film (as a producer) – Brahmastra (2022)
|Best Movies||Wake Up Sid (2009), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Brahmastra (2022) among others|
|Best Friends||Ranbir Kapoor|
|Net Worth||$15 Million (approx)|
|Favorite Color||Black, Blue, Grey|
|Favorite Player||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favorite Sport||Cricket, Football|
|Favorite Actress||Deepika Padukone|
|Favorite Actor||Ranbir Kapoor|
|Favorite Movie||Lamhe (1991), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)|
|Favorite Singer||Arijit Singh|
|Favorite Dress||Jeans, T-shirt|
Ayan Mukerji Family, Relatives and Other Relations
|Sister||Sunita Gowariker (step-sister)|
|Other Relatives||Sashadhar Mukherjee (grandfather), Joy Mukherjee (uncle), Shomu Mukherjee (uncle), Tanuja (actress), Kajol (cousin), Tanisha (cousin)|
He was born into a Hindu Brahmin household, the son of actor Deb Mukherjee and actress Amrit Mukherjee. Sunita Gowariker, an Indian model who is married to actor and filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, is her step-sister. His grandpa was filmmaker Sashadhar Mukherjee, and his uncles were actors Joy Mukherjee and Shomu Mukherjee. His aunt is actress Tanuja, and his cousins are actresses Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee.
Early life and background
Satidevi Mukherjee (née Ganguly), the wife of Sashadhar Mukherji, was the sister of Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar, and vocalist Kishore Kumar. Prabodh Mukherjee, director Subodh Mukherjee, and Ravindra Mohan Mukherjee, grandfather of actress Rani Mukherjee, were Ayan’s grandfather’s brothers. Ayan’s father’s brothers were actors Joy Mukherjee, Subir Mukherjee, and Shomu Mukherjee, the husband of actress Tanuja and the father of actresses Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee.
Mukerji attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai’s Vile Parle. Later, he attended Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology but dropped out after the first year to work as an associate director on Swades for Ashutosh Gowariker (2004).
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Mukerji’s next film under Johar’s label Dharma Productions, starred Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor. It was an enormous commercial success. In just seven days, the film grossed Rs. 1 billion at the box office. It went on to become the fourth most successful Indian film of all time. The film won him his second Filmfare nomination for Best Director.
Mukerji is currently working on his next film, a trilogy titled Brahmstra: Part One – Shiva, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna.
Although Mukerji comes from a Bengali family, he has stated that he is unwilling to make a Bengali film due to its restricted audience reach.
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ayan Mukerji
- He was born and raised in a celebrity family known as the Mukherjee-Samarth family of Bollywood.
- He was born in Kolkata and spent his childhood in Mumbai.
- In 2004, he made his Bollywood debut as an assistant director with the film Swades, for which he dropped out of college, and the film earned a lot of praise from the audience.
- Wake Up Sid, his first film as a filmmaker and writer was released on October 2, 2009, and earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director.
- Tanuja, a veteran actress, is his aunt, and Tanisha Mukherjee and Kajol are his cousins.