Joy Mukherjee Height, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 73 Years
Height: 6' 2"
Wife: Neelam Mukherjee

Joy Mukherjee

Real nameJaydev Mukherjee
Other Name(s)• Joy Sasadhar Mukerji
• Joy Mukerji
Profession(s)• Actor
• Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 16 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
DebutAs an actor
Film: Love in Simla (1960) as Dev Kumar Mehra
Love in Simla (1960), Joy Mukherjee's debut film
As a Filmmaker
Film: Humsaya (1968) as Shyam/Lin Tan (Double Role)
Joy Mukherjee's film Humsaya (1968)
Last Film (Actor)Insaaf Main Karoonga (1985) as Shamsher Singh
Joy Mukherjee (left) as Shamsher Singh in a still from his last film Insaaf Main Karoonga( 1985)
AwardsCINTAA Award (October 2001)
Joy Mukherjee CINTAA Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 February 1939 (Friday)
BirthplaceJhansi, United Provinces, British India (now Uttar Pradesh, India)
Date of Death9 March 2012
Place of DeathLeelavati Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death) 73 Years
Death CauseAge-related causes
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureA photo of Joy Mukherjee's signature
SchoolCol. Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun
College/UniversitySt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationBA (dropout)
CasteKulin Brahmin
HobbiesPlaying Tennis, Wrestling
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage DateYear, 1966
A photo of Joy Mukherjee with his wife in wedding ceremony
Wife/SpouseNeelam Mukherjee (Actress)
Neelam Mukherjee
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Sujoy Mukherjee (Filmmaker)
• Monjoy Mukerji (Filmmaker)
Joy Mukherjee's sons, Sujoy Mukherjee and Monjoy Mukerji
Daughter- 1
Simran Mukherjee
ParentsFather- Sashadhar Mukherjee (Filmmaker)
Joy Mukherjee's father, Sasadhar Mukherjee
Mother- Sati Devi (Homemaker)
Joy Mukherjee's mother, Sati Devi
SiblingsBrother(s)- 4
• Deb Mukherjee (Actor)
Deb Mukherjee
• Shomu Mukherjee (Director)
Shomu Mukherjee
• Subbir Mukherjee (Producer)
• Rono Mukherjee (Director)

Sister- 1
• Shibani Maulik Mukherjee
Other relativesPaternal Uncle- 1
• Subodh Mukerji (Filmmaker)
Subodh Mukherjee
Maternal Uncle(s)- 3
Ashok Kumar (Actor)
Anoop Kumar (Actor)
Kishore Kumar (Singer and Actor)
Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, and Anoop Kumar.
Sister In Law- 1
Tanuja Samarth (Actress)
Tanuja Samarth
Nephew(s)- 3
Kajol (Actress)
Rani Mukerji (Actress)
Rani Mukerji
Ayan Mukerji (Filmmaker)
Ayan Mukerji
Actor(s)Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar
Actress(es)Vyjayanthimala, Nutan
Professional WrestlerDara Singh
Song"Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna" from the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionFord Thunderbird (1960)
Joy Mukherjee with his car

Joy Mukherjee

Some Lesser Known Facts About Joy Mukherjee

  • Joy received Rs 200 from his uncle Ram Mukherjee to work in his film Hum Hindustani (1960); he was studying in college at that time.
  • Joy Mukherjee wanted to pursue a tennis career earlier, before coming into the films.

    Joy Mukherjee's photo while playing tennis

    Joy Mukherjee’s photo while playing tennis

  • Joy’s debut film, Love in Simla (1960), was inspired by the English film ‘Jane Steps Out’ (1938).
  • Joy once on the film set of Love in Simla (1960) pranked his heroine, Sadhana. The prank made her upset, and she refused to continue the scene ahead. Later, with the intervention of producer S Mukerji, she agreed to come back on the sets.
  • Joy was labelled as the chocolate boy and was called the ‘heartthrob’ of the 1960s.
  • Joy was the first actor in the Hindi film cinema to start the shirtless trend in the era of 1960s.

    Joy Mukherjee's shirtless photo

    Joy Mukherjee’s shirtless photo

  • Apart from Hindi films, Joy also worked in a Punjabi film, ‘Dupatta,’ released in 1969.
  • Joy’s fame began to decline in the late 1960s, and he was replaced by a new generation of actors.
  • While filming for Love in Tokyo (1966), Joy accidentally injured his heroine, Asha Parekh, during a scene where she suddenly fell on the ground from his lap and suffered back injuries.

    Joy Mukherjee and Asha Parekh in a still from the film Love in Tokyo (1966)

    Joy Mukherjee and Asha Parekh in a still from the film Love in Tokyo (1966)

  • Joy’s father, Sashadhar Mukherjee, was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1967 by the Government of India.
  • Joy’s wife, Neelam Mukherjee, studied in England.
  • Joy in his film career has worked with renowned actresses like Saira Banu, Sadhana, Vyjayanthimala, and Rajashree.

    Joy Mukherjee and Vyjayanthimala in a still from 'Ishaara' (1964)

    Joy Mukherjee and Vyjayanthimala in a still from ‘Ishaara’ (1964)

  • Joy Mukherjee liked to smoke occasionally.

    Joy Mukherjee smoking a cigarette

    Joy Mukherjee smoking a cigarette

  • Joy’s filmmaking career could not succeed much as his films flopped at the box office, which led to heavy monetary losses.
  • Joy Mukherjee’s film ‘Love in Bombay’ was his dream project, but he could not release it due to financial reasons. Later, his son Monjoy Mukherjee, released the film in 2013, one year after Joy’s death.
  • Joy’s film Chhailla Babu, released in 1977, starring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman, was the first successful project of Joy’s filmmaking career: the film saved him from bankruptcy.

    A poster of Joy Mukherjee's film Chhailla Babu (1977)

    A poster of Joy Mukherjee’s film Chhailla Babu (1977)

  • Joy worked in a TV serial titled ‘Aye Dil-e-Nadan’ in 2009, directed by his son Sujoy Mukherjee.
  • Joy was on a ventilator when he died, as his lungs were not working, and he was facing respiratory issues.
  • A road, Shri Joy Mukerji Marg, was named after Joy Mukherjee in Andheri, Mumbai on 24 February 2013 by BMC. [1]The Times of India