Ramesh Sippy Biography

Ramesh Sippy Biography!! He is an Indian film director, actor and producer in Hindi cinema. Sippy is particularly known for being director in Sholay, which is regarded as one of the most influential film in Northern India ever made. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 2013. In the year 2017, Sippy founded Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema & Entertainment in Mumbai.

Ramesh Sippy

Ramesh Sippy Biography

Profession(s)Film Director & Producer
Famous ForDirecting the Film “Sholay”
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 163 cm
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet inches– 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourWhite
DebutFilm (As a Child Artist): Shahenshah (1953)
Film (As a Director): Andaz (1971)
TV (As a Director): Buniyaad (1986-1987)
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years for “Sholay” in 2005
• IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Cinema (Male) in 2012
• Padma Shri in 2013
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 January 1947
Age (as of 2024)77 Years
BirthplaceKarachi, British India (Pakistan)
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownMumbai, India
HobbiesReading, Writing, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Geeta Sippy
Second Wife: Kiran Juneja (Actress) (m. 1991)
• Rohan Sippy (Film Director) (from Geeta Sippy)
• Sheena Sippy
• Sonya Sippy Sondhi
ParentsFather– Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy (Film Producer, Film Director)
Mother– Mohini Sippy
SiblingsBrother(s)– Vijay Sippy (Film Producer), Suresh Sippy (Film Producer), Ajit Sippy
Sister– Sunita Sippy

Ramesh Sippy Age

Ramesh was born on 23 January 1947 in Karachi, British India. He was born in a Sindhi Hindu family to G. P. Sippy who was a film producer.

Ramesh Sippy Personal Life

Ramesh Sippy Personal Life

He has been married twice; his current wife is actress Kiran Juneja. With his 1st wife, Geeta, he has three children. His son Rohan is a film director. His daughter Sheena was once married to Shashi Kapoor‘s son, Kunal Kapoor, until they are divorced in 2004.

Ramesh Sippy Career

He visited the sets of the film Sazaa, his father’s 1st film, when Ramesh was 6 years old. His 1st film job came at age 9, when Ramesh played Achala Sachdev’s son in the 1953 film Shahenshah. Ramesh worked in both the production and direction departments in films like Johar-Mehmood in Goa and Mere Sanam, which his father was producing. Ramesh worked for 7 years as an assistant before becoming the director of Andaz, in 1971 which starred Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna & was a box office success. His 2nd film Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), featuring Hema Malini playing dual roles was highly successful and propelled Malini to superstardom.

In 1975, Ramesh directed Sholay featuring an ensemble cast including Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan in his most iconic role as the dacoit Gabbar Singh. After lukewarm start the box office, the film went on to become the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood film history. Sholay still remains one of the most iconic films in Hindi film history and a favourite for Hindi film audiences globally.

Ramesh Sippy director in Sholay

Some Facts about Ramesh Sippy

  • He was born to one of the most successful directors of the Hindi Film Industry “G.P. Sippy” on 23 January 1947.
  • Ramesh father had produced the 1st film of his career “Sazaa” (1951) when he was just 6 years old. It was his 1st time when he visited a film set.
  • Ramesh entered the film industry at the age of 9. “Shahenshah” (1953) was the 1st film of his career as a Child Artist. Ramesh played the role of Achala Sachdev’s son in the film.
  • At the start of his career, Ramesh appeared as an actor in the films such as Bewaqoof (1960) and Bhai Behan (1969).
  • In 1972, Ramesh directed his 2nd film “Seeta Aur Geeta;” starred Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Manorama, and others.
  • In 1975, Ramesh directed “Sholay;” the film went on to become the iconic film of the Hindi Film Industry.

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