Thursday, June 14, 2012


Joy Mukherjee earned the  love and accolades of critics and audience alike during the 60's 
when he was one of the top leading actor of Bollywood.
He was the son of Sashadhar Mukherjee  and  Sati Devi.His mother Sati Devi was   was the sister of veteran actor Ashok Kumar and Actor/Singer Kishore Kumar.
Sashadhar Mukherjee's brother Subodh Mukherjee also  earned fame as eminent director/producer  of Bollywood films.
Joy Mukherjee's brothers are Deb Mukherjee and Shomu Mukherjee.Deb Mukherjee became an actor of Hindi films while Shomu Mukherjee was a film producer who married
actress Tanuja.His daughters are actresses Kajol and Tanusha.Shomu Mukherjee died in 2008.
Joy Mukherjee's father Sashadhar Mukherjee was also a successful producer and co-founder
of Filmalaya Studios.
Joy Mukherjee debuted in the film 'Love in Simla'  in the year 1960 which was directed by
R.K.Nayyar.Sadhana acted opposite to him in this movie which was a super hit.
'Ek Musafir Ek Hassina' produced by his father Sashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Raj Khosla was a super duper hit in which Sadhana was his pair.It was the second grosser at the box office.
Afterwards he appeared in several hits like 'Love in Tokyo'  'Phir wohi Dil Laya Hoon'  'Ziddi'
etc with Waheeda Rehman.
'Love in Tokyo' was a super duper hit of Joy Mukherjee and Waheeda Rehman directed by Pramod Chakravarty.The music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.
'Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon' was produced and directed by Nassir Hussain.The film contained beautiful songs in which Rajendra Nath and Pran were in the cast.

'Ziddi' Produced and directed by Pramod Chakravarty was also a super hit film which was the fourth grosser at the box office of that year.
'Shagird was Joy Mukherjee-Saira Banu film written by Gulzar and directed by Samir Ganguly which had a comedy theme.It was produced by his uncle Subodh Mukherjee.
'Puraskar' was  a  film of Joy Mukherjee with Farida Jalal and  'Aag aur Daag' was a noted film of 1970  in which Joy Mukherjee,MadanpurimI.S.Johar,Komal etc acted.
1972 film 'Ek Bar Muskura Do' was his home production in which his  brother Deb Mukherjee and Tanuja also acted and it was a success at the box office.
When other young actors rose to stardom and fame Joy Mukherjee turned to directing films and also producing films occasionally.But none of his productions and directional ventures 
were super duper hits.
 He lastly acted in the film 'Haiwan' in 1977.
He directed films such as 'Chhaila Babu' which was a success in 1977, 'Saanjh ki Bele(81)
Umeed (89) etc.
In 2009 he acted in the T.V. Serial 'Aye Dil -e-Nadan'.
He died at  the age of 73  0n 9 March 2012 at Leelavathi Hospital in Mumbai.
He is survived by his wife 'Neelam' and three children.
Selected Filmography
Love in Simla
Hum Hindustani
Ek Musafir Ek Hassina
Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon
Door ki awaz
Aao Pyar Karen
Bahu Beti
Saaz aur Awaz
Love in Tokyo
Hum Saya
Dil aur Mohabbat
Dupatta Puraskar
Aagaur Daag
Kahin Aar Kahin Paar
Ek Baar Muskura Do

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