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Overview (2)

Born in Jhansi, United Provinces, British India
Died in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  (lung failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Joy Mukherjee was born on February 24, 1939 in Jhansi, United Provinces, British India. He was an actor, known for Humsaya (1968), Chhailla Babu (1977) and Door Ki Awaaz (1964). He was married to Neelam. He died on March 9, 2012 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Spouse (1)

Neelam (? - 2012)

Trivia (37)

Joy Mukherjee directed 4 films but his only successful directorial venture was 1977 film Chhailla Babu starring Superstar Rajesh Khanna in the title role. The suspense thriller was a golden jubilee hit.
Jo Mukherjee's career as the leading man ended with romantic icon Rajesh Khanna entering the scene in 1967 hit Baharaon Ke Sapne. Till then Joy was paired opposite Asha Parekh in 4 blockbusters.
Love in Simla launched the career of both Sadhana and Joy Mukherjee, Interestingly both the actors have done around 33 films but have been part of at-least 19 famous super-hit movies.Sadhana has total of 26 box office hits of 34 films she did and Joy had total of 19 hits of which 18 had him as the solo lead hero and only one hit film as a villain(Insaaf Main Karoonga).
Sadhana and Joy Mukherjee were paired opposite each other in their debut film Love in Simla and in Ek Musafir Ek Hasina. Both the films became super-hit and all the songs topped the chart-busters of the respective year of release.
Except for Ummeed in 1962 and Humsaya , Ek Kali Muskai in 1968, all the films starring Joy Mukherjee in the lead were super hits at the box office from 1960 till 1968.
Humsaya, a war based film produced and directed by Joy, failed at the box office in 1968. Till 1968, his only flop film as lead main hero were Umeed and Ek Kali Muskai in 1962 and 1968 respectively.
Joy Mukherjee has 5 super-hits opposite Saira Banu - Door Ki Awaaz, Aao Pyaar Karen,Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai, Saaz Aur Awaaz and Shagird. All 5 were musically hit too.
Joy Mukherjee's career as the leading star had its peak period from 1960-1968. His films with him in the lead failed at the box office from 1968 onwards till 1977. His films like Puraskar and Ehsan in 1970, Ek Bar Mooskura Do in 1972, Insaaf Main Karoonga in 1985 were the only hits in period post 1968.
In 1977, after Joy's directorial venture Chhailla Babu became a golden jubilee hit, Rajesh Khanna promised him that he would get Joy to do an offbeat role in one of his films in future. Khanna fulfilled this promise by giving Joy the villains role in Insaaf Main Karoonga.
Rajesh Khanna was going through a bad phase in his career where some of his good films were box office flops in the period 1976-1978. It was in this period that Joy offered him the suspense thriller Chhailla Babu.
Joy Mukherjee is one of the few actors in Indian Cinema who have their first and last film both as super hits. He had his debut film as a super-hit in 1960. He played a villain in Insaaf Main Karoonga in 1985 which was a super-hit at the box office too.
Joy did only 32 films as an actor in his career but 20 of them were super-hits at the box office. His only films as a supporting actor was as a villain in Insaaf Main Karoonga, which was also a box office success and in Phoolan Devi. Also played supporting role in Ummeed 1989 TV Show.
Joy played the main solo lead in 29 films of which 19 were box office success.
Uncle of Kajol and Tanishaa Mukerji.
Brother-in-law of Tanuja.
Brother of Shomu Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee'.
Uncle to Bollywood director Ayaan Mukherjee.
Father of Bollywood actor Sujoy Mukherjee.
Uncle to Bollywood actress Sarbani Mukherjee.
Partner of producer, director Neelam Mukherjee.
Uncle to actor Samrat Mukherjee ( Sarbani's brother).
Brother in law of actress Manisha ( Sambandh-1969) .Deb Mukherjee's wife.
Son Sujoy Mukherjee married aspiring actress Supriya.
Son Toy Mukherjee debuted as a child artiste in the film Haiwan (1977).
Daughter's name is Simran Halwasiya.
Son Toy Mukherjee's real name is Monjoy Mukherjee.
Son Toy ( Monjoy) Mukherjee was to debut as a hero in films in 2002.The film was to be produced by him. Due to health problems he shelved the film.
Son Toy ( Monjoy) Mukherjee scripted the TV Serial Dil Deke Dekho.
Son Toy ( Monjoy) Mukherjee made his debut as a pop singer with the album Yuhin Kabhi in 1999. The album sold 1 lakh copies.
Wife Neelam Sodhi directed his film Shekhar Mera Naam.
Son in law name is Kuldeep Halwasiya. ( Married to daughter Simran).
Grandson name Karmaditya Halwasiya ( Daughter Simran son).
Niece is producer Sunita Gowarikar. Sunita is married to Ashutosh Gowarikar and the daughter of Deb Mukherjee.
Grandson name Joyneel Mukherjee. He is the son of Sujoy Mukherjee. Joyneel's name is put together using Joys' s name and Neelam, his wife.
Cousin of director Shurjee Mukherjee . He directed the movie Karna.
Nephew of producer Probodh Mukherji.

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