Rajkumar Hirani Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | August 11, 2022

Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian filmmaker, director, producer and editor who is known for working in the Hindi film industry. He was born on 20th November 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. His father’s name is Suresh Hirani, who runs a typing institute in Nagpur. His mother’s name is Sheela Irani. He has a brother, Sanjeev and a sister, Anju. Rajkumar did his schooling at St. Francis De’Sales High School, Nagpur. He did his graduation in commerce. During his studies, he was involved with theatres. Later, he studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and he opted for the film editing course and earned a scholarship.

Earlier in his career, Rajkumar worked in several advertisements.

Later, he worked under Vidhu Vinod Chopra and worked on promos and trailers for 1942: A Love Story in 1994. Then, he edited promotions for Kareeb in 1998. 

In 2000, he edited the film Mission Kashmir. In 2003, Rajkumar made his directorial debut with the film, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. The film was highly acclaimed and the film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film and earned Hirani his first Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film. Lage Raho Munna Bhai was his second directed film which was released in 2006. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film. The film was also a blockbuster hit. The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film and earned Hirani a second Critics Award for Best Film award, a first Best Story award, a first Best Dialogue award, and a second Best Director nomination at Filmfare. His third directed film was 3 Idiots, which was released in 2009. The film was praised by critics and also by the audience. Hirani won his third National Film Award for Best Popular Film Award, first Filmfare Best Film and Best Director Award, and second Filmfare Best Screenplay and Best Story Award, for his direction. He also worked as a writer and producer of the film.

Later, in 2012, Hirani worked as an editor for the film, Ferrari Ki Sawaari. In 2014, Rajkumar directed his fourth film, PK. He made his debut as a producer with the film. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film. The film received 8 nominations at the 60th Filmfare Awards and won two. The film also won five Producers Guild Film Awards and two Screen Awards. The film also won the Telstra People’s Choice Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. In 2016, Rajkumar produced the hindi version of Saala Khadoos. In 2018, he directed the film Sanju. He also produced the film and worked as a producer, writer and editor. Sanju earned seven nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Hirani. But it won only two awards.

He launched a production house, Rajkumar Hirani Films. 

He has an upcoming film, Dunki.

NameRajkumar Hirani
Nick NameRaju
ProfessionFilm Director
Date of Birth20 November 1962
Age59 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceNagpur, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
HometownNagpur, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSt. Francis De’Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra
CollageFilm and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
DebutWriting/Directorial: Munna Bhai M. B. B. S (2003)
Production: PK (2014)
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignScorpio
Source- Pinkvilla

Rajkumar Hirani Career

  • Earlier in his career, Rajkumar worked in several advertisements.
  • Later, he worked under Vidhu Vinod Chopra and worked on promos and trailers for 1942: A Love Story in 1994. Then, he edited promotions for Kareeb in 1998. 
  • In 2000, he edited the film Mission Kashmir.
  • In 2003, Rajkumar made his directorial debut with the film, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film.
  • Lage Raho Munna Bhai was his second directed film which was released in 2006. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film.
  • His third directed film was 3 Idiots, which was released in 2009. He also worked as a writer and producer of the film.
  • In 2012, Hirani worked as an editor for the film, Ferrari Ki Sawaari.
  • In 2014, Rajkumar directed his fourth film, PK. He made his debut as a producer with the film. He also worked as a writer and editor in the film.
  • In 2016, Rajkumar produced the hindi version of Saala Khadoos.
  • In 2018, he directed the film Sanju. He also produced the film and worked as a producer, writer and editor.
  • He launched a production house, Rajkumar Hirani Films. 
  • He married a pilot of Air India Manjeet Hirani in 1994. Together they have a son Veer Hirani.

Rajkumar Hirani Family 

Father Name Suresh Hirani (Ran a typing institute in Nagpur)
Mother Name Sheela Hirani
Brother Sanjeev Hirani (Works as a computer consultant in the United States
Sister Anju Kishanchandani (Journalist)
Wife Manjeet Hirani (Pilot in Air India)

Rajkumar Hirani Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Not Known
Wife/ Spouse Manjeet Hirani (Pilot in Air India)
Marriage date Year- 1994
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenSon– Vir Hirani (Pursuing Film Direction)
Daughter– N/A
Rajkumar Hirani Wife | Source – Gulf News

Rajkumar Hirani Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Rajkumar Hirani Favourite 

Favourite  Actor Dilip Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Boman Irani
Favourite  AuthorsHarishankar Parsai, Wayne Dyer, Roald Dahl
Favourite  Movie Anand (1971)
Favourite  CuisineIndian Food
Favourite  Color White
Favourite  Sport Cricket
Favourite  Destination India

Rajkumar Hirani Education 

School St. Francis De’Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Collage Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
Educational Qualification Course in Editing

Rajkumar Hirani Net Worth

Net WorthN/A
SalaryN/A
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionN/A

Rajkumar Hirani Controversies:

  • After the release of the film 3 Idiots, Chetan Bhagat alleged the filmmakers of copying the movie’s story from his novel, Five Point Someone. Terming it as a clear case of defamation. Raju said that Chetan had already been paid the amount mentioned in the contracts and that latter was now resorting to cheap techniques for materialistic gains.
  • In 2019, during the MeToo Movement, an anonymous woman alleged that Raju Hirani sexually assaulted him when she was working as an assistant with him in his 2018 movie Sanju.

Some Unknown facts about Rajkumar Hirani

  • His parents wanted him to be an Engineer.
  • His height is 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is 73 kgs.
  • His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • Reading is his hobby.
  • Raju Hirani has as many as 4 National Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards under his belt.
  • He produced her sister’s first theatrical show titled Growing Up. The show revolves around the repercussions of puberty.
  • Rajkumar Hirani’s father, Suresh, migrated from Sindh (now Pakistan) to India during the time of the Indo-Pak partition. Suresh was only 14 at that time.

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