Srijit Mukherjee is a renowned Indian film director. His area of making is the Bengali film industry. Here he has played with a diverse genre and showed expertise in each. From a brilliant, bright student to a passionate filmmaker, Srijit has been a mystery all his life.
We all see well-dressed stars flawlessly shining on the screen, bringing a character to life. The slightest of emotion, tiniest turn of event, sets our heart on race on a good script. But all these are not served on plate ready-made. The wise direction of a seasoned director is behind this. A director like ‘ Srijit Mukherjee’ is.
|Full name||Srijit Mukherjee|
|Date of birth||23 September 1977, Friday|
|Age||43 Years (as of 2020)|
|Birthplace||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Language||Bengali, Hindi, and English|
|Religious view||Not specified, Born in a Hindu family.|
|Political view||Not specified.|
Height, Weight & Body Fact
|Height||6′ Feet |
|Weight||In kilogram-78 kg |
In pounds- 167.551 lbs
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Shoe size||11 US|
A widely known fact about creative people is they are never a family person. To some extent, it might be. Family is a comfort zone, a place to rest, not where art is born. Art is all about passion and reckless thoughts. Breaking yourself every time and reborn with a different character. Srijit Mukherjee has also never been much of a family man.
|Father’s Name||Samaresh Mukherjee ( Head of the department of Jadavpur University, Kolkata)|
|Mother’s Name||Sumita Sarkar ( Doctor)|
|Sister(s)||Name not known|
Srijit Mukherjee has always been a bohemian man. Who Never settled anywhere, with anyone for a longer time. As a result, a lot of names linked to him. He has also never protested against it. The list contains some big names as well!
Girlfriend and Affair
|Marital Status:||Married (The first wife divorced)|
|2017-2018||Ritabhari Chakraborty |
|2018-2019||Swastika Mukherjee |
|20019-Present||Rafiath Rashid Mithila|
But as love finds a way to every heart, sooner or later. Srijit Mukherjee also got his love of life. In 2019, he married a Bangladeshi actress, social activist, and professor named Rafiath Rashid Mithila. Before her, Srijit also married once. But his first wife, all her information is unrevealed.
As a fact, Mithila was also a divorcee with a daughter when she married Srijit Mukherjee. So, even though he has no child from any marriage yet, he is the father of one. From his social media photos and posts, it seems he’s enjoying fatherhood to the fullest.
On Father’s Day, he uploaded a photo of his sleeping daughter on the lap, tagging Mithila, and thanking her for bringing this precious princess to his life.
Most people in our society think creative people aren’t good at studies. They find a way to escape the system. Baseless and Srijit’s academic records prove it well.
|School||Dolna Day School, Kolkata, West Bengal South Point School, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|University||Presidency University, Kolkata Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi|
|B.SC in economics||Presidency University, Kolkata|
|Masters in economics||Jawaharlal University, New Delhi|
|M.phil in economics||Jawaharlal University New Delhi.|
Not only was he academically bright, but Srijit Mukherjee also worked as a ‘social scientist ‘ in the transport and pollution department with TERI. After graduation, he started Ph.D. but had to quit in the first year. Instead, he joined the IRI symphony as an economist and business analyst. After this, he had a brief working period in Milan, Italy.
But something was missing. After understanding what it was, goodbye to the secured career, and started the theater and film journey.
Srijit Mukherjee was actively a theatre person during the university period. He appeared on:
- Madness: Adoption of ‘Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.
- The Orchard Of Banchharam by Manoj Mitra.
- Pratidwandi- The Adversary by Sunil Ganguli.
- Dutta Vs Datta.
- Bapi Bari Ja
- Gaaner Opare ( Rituparno Ghosh Special).
After enough practice, Srijit Mukherjee started to try luck in direction. His first directed piece is ‘ Mindgame,’ an Indian adaptation of ‘Twelve Angry Men’ After this ‘Alliance Francaise De Bangalore. ‘
After two successful creations, Srijit thought of leaping his ability. He made his team named ‘ Pandora’s Act,’ which debuted with ‘Feluda Pherot, ‘a Satyajit Ray masterpiece. Not to mention, this was a huge runaway success.
After this came ‘ Byomkesh Bakshi ‘ recreation, a Saradindu Bandopadhyay masterpiece came to life in his hand. This man proved himself as a magician behind the screen and on-screen—versatility as its best.
Srijit Mukherjee was doing a commendable job until now. But it was larger than life yet. It was not until 2010 when he made his big entry in the film world with ‘ Autograph ‘ which was commercially a huge success and also commercially successful. This movie brought him everything he needed for a boost. Like
- 41 international awards.
- Official selection on Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
- MIAAC Film Festival selection.
- Glasgow Film Festival acclamation.
- London Film Festival selection.
|2011||Baishe Srabon (2nd original)||Feature film|
|2012||Hemlock Society (3rd film)||Feature film|
|2013||Mishawr Rawhoshyo (Kakababu besed)||Urban Mainstream film|
|2014||Jaatishwar||Cultural biopic, musical, reincarnation drama.|
|2017||Begum Jaan (Remake of Raja Kahini), Bollywood debut)||Partition era Drama|
This talented person was not at rest after achieving the highest honor in direction. He left his golden sign in almost every sector of media. Being a successful lyricist, method actor, screenplay writer, and singer, he proved himself to be the one-person army.
- Feluda Perot
- The Mahabharata Murders.
Screen director and lyricist in :
- Madly Bangalee by Anjon Dutt.
- It Mrinalini by Aparna Sen.
- Cross Connection (Lyricist).
- Le Chakka (Lyricist)
- Josh (Lyricist)
TV serial :
- Usha Uthup collaboration. (Non-film Album)
- Shah Jahan Regency.
Srijit Mukherjee is making some very magical art pieces to introduce us to the serene beauty of expressions. The deepest of emotions and darkest of emotional strain has become loud in his films. No doubt, he is on our favorite list. Let’s get to know some favorite things about our famous director.
|Favorite Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan Prosenjit Chatterjee|
|Favorite Actress(s)||Aishwariya RaiKoel MallickSuchitra Sen|
|Favorite Director||Woody Allen|
|Beloved Film(s)||Mohabbatein Ganga Jal|
|Favorite Cricketer||Sachin Tendulkar Brian Lara Wasim Akram|
|Food Habit||Non veg cuisine|
Achievements are never just awards and unique titles. It is people’s love that makes an artist immortal. Srijit Mukherjee is already winning hearts the best. Now it’s time to know some of his official acclamations too.
Awards and rewards
|Best cinematography||62th National Award|
|Best Bengali Film ( Ek je Chillo Raja)||66th National Award|
|Young Achiever Award||Roter Foundation, 2012.|
|Shera Bangali Award||ABP Anando, 2012|
|Uttam Kumar Memorial Award||West Bengal Government, 2013.|
The controversy is a part of fame. People love to fantasize and gossip. Not everything is right, nor is everything a lie. But Srijit Mukherjee’s name has also been in some of the dark pages of Tollywood.
1.In the year 2018, during the famous ‘ #metoo ‘ India Movement, a girl claimed that Srijit harassed her friend. Though later on, he posted openly about it on social media, and nothing has proved.
2.Srijit Mukherjee faced a legal notice for his film ‘ Gumnami Baba ‘ which is based on’ Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.’ Apart from these, there were no other rumors about him.
In an interview, the host asked Srijit about how to develop an eye for art. His answer was as simple as ‘ Watch more, and you’ll know more. ‘ He published a list of classic movies that he thinks we all should watch at least once before getting numb.
1. Boidurjo Rawhoshyo. (1985)
2. Nayak. (1966)
3. Golpo Holeo Shotti (1966)
4. Basanta Bilap (1973).
5. Aakaler Shondhane (1900)
6. Saptapadi (1961)
7. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969).
8. Ekhoni (1971).
9. A Clockwork Orange (1971) ( A Stanley Kubrick Creation).
10. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
11. Bitter Moon (1992)
12. The Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)
13. Deewar (1975)
14. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
15. Aamis (2019).
We all survive; how many of us truly live? Not many for sure. This struggle for food and a better life is something that drains out the energy out of us. But among us, some have a hunger for something more profound. Some are passionate about creating fame and influencing others for a fruitful life.
Srijit Mukherjee is one of them. He found the eternal meaning of life and with detailed personification, bringing those forms of life in disguise of characters—a perfect director in every means.