Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More

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Real NameRakeysh Omprakash Mehra
ProfessionFilmmaker, Screenwriter
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 July 1963 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)60 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolAir Force Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
CollegeShri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduate
DebutDirection: Aks (2011)
Aks Film poster
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (Worked for the Claridges Hotel in New Delhi)
Mother- Annapurna Mehra
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
AddressA Bungalow named 'Mamta', Pali Hill, Mumbai
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Bungalow in Mumbai
HobbiesSwimming, listening to Ghazals
ControversyNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Writer/PoetGulzar
Favourite ActressKangana Ranaut
Favourite Music DirectorShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseP. S. Bharathi (Film Editor)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra with his wife and children
Marriage DateYear- 1992
ChildrenSon- Vedant
Daughter- Bharavi

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

  • Does Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra smoke: Not Known
  • Does Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Mehra was an avid swimmer in his younger days. He was initially selected as part of the Indian contingent for the 1982 Asian Games; however, he could not pass the final round of the selection process.
  • After graduating from college, Mehra started off his career as a Vacuum Cleaner salesman with Eureka Forbes.
  • In the year 1986, Mehra laid the foundation of Flicks Motion Picture Company Private Limited, an ad filmmaking company. During this time, he directed a number of domestic and International ad films for many notable brands, including Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, American Express, BPL, etc.
  • He then gradually transited to the field of feature films. In 2001, he made his directorial debut with the Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Vajpayee starrer Aks (2011). Despite garnering widespread critical acclaim, the movie failed to prove a success at the box-office.
  • His struggles were, however, short-lived as his second movie, Rang De Basanti (2006), emerged a blockbuster. The movie even fetched him the National Award for Best Director. In addition, it was officially chosen as India’s entry into the Oscars.
  • Mehra’s documentary film, Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, was premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Starring newcomers Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, Mehra’s fifth directorial venture, Mirzya (2016), which had been in planning since 2009 and took 3 years in making, failed miserably at the box-office. Made on a budget of INR 40 Crore, the movie reportedly couldn’t survive more than a week in most of the multiplexes. Notably, with this movie, writer Gulzar had made his return to screenplay writing after a gap of 17 years.