Hrishikesh Mukherjee

1922 - 2006

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Hrishikesh Mukherjee (30 September 1922 – 27 August 2006) was an Indian film director, editor and writer regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of Indian cinema, 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, and Namak Haraam. Popularly known as Hrishi-da, he directed 42 films during his career spanning over four decades, and is named the pioneer of the 'middle cinema' of India. Renowned for his social films that reflected the changing middle-class ethos, Mukherjee "carved a middle path between the extravagance of mainstream cinema and the stark realism of art cinema".He also remained the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hrishikesh Mukherjee has received more than 787,310 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,118th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ranks 1,118 out of 1,305Before him are Phyllida Lloyd, Mike Judge, Gianfranco Rosi, Paolo Virzì, D. J. Caruso, and James Gray. After him are McG, Gene Saks, Malik Bendjelloul, Peter Chelsom, Scott Cooper, and Mark Romanek.

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Among people born in 1922, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ranks 281Before him are William Schallert, Coleen Gray, Melvin Laird, Emil Wolf, Redd Foxx, and Kai Winding. After him are John B. Anderson, Bert I. Gordon, Audrey Meadows, Joan Caulfield, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, and Len Lesser. Among people deceased in 2006, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ranks 262Before him are Jon Nödtveidt, Jorge Mendonça, Ken Fletcher, Padmini, Jack Wild, and Pierre Amine Gemayel. After him are Isaac Gálvez, Irving Kaplansky, John Spencer, J Dilla, Edward Albert, and Adrienne Shelly.

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Among people born in India, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ranks 560 out of 848Before him are Krishan Kant (1927), Anil Ambani (1959), Danny Denzongpa (1948), Reita Faria (1943), Sharman Joshi (1979), and Shakti Kapoor (1952). After him are John Abraham (1972), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Akhtar Hameed Khan (1914), Yogi Adityanath (null), Aruna Irani (1946), and Mahendra Kapoor (1934).


Among film directors born in India, Hrishikesh Mukherjee ranks 14Before him are Guru Dutt (1925), Tarsem Singh (1961), Ismail Merchant (1936), Mehboob Khan (1907), Shyam Benegal (1934), and Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941). After him are Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Deepa Mehta (1950), Aparna Sen (1945), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (1963), Farah Khan (1965), and Aditya Chopra (1971).

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