Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Indrani Mukherjee  is a popular actress of 60's,70's and  early 80's  who acted in leading roles,  as second heroine and in supporting roles.She is known for films like 'Usne Kaha Tha(60),Aakhri Khat(66),Parvarish(77),Dharamveer(77),Des Pardes(78) and many more.She has also acted in Marathi films like 'Apradh' and  'Laagi Nahi Chhute Ram'.
She was once a contestant of  a beauty contest in which Nutan and Shobhana Samarth were the judges which paved way for her  to Bollywood.
Her debut film was 'Usne Kaha Tha' which was directed by Moni Chatterjee and produced by Bimal Roy in which Sunil Dutt and Nanda acted in lead roles.
Next film 'Dharam Putra'  which was directed by Yash Chopra won National award as Best feature film in Hindi.Shashi Kapoor was the hero of this film.

Next film was 'Haqeeqat' directed by Chetan Anand which received critics and audience acclaim.Then she was offered  heroine role  in 'Aakhri Khat(66) in which debutante Rajesh Khanna was the male lead .The film was a superhit and received critical acclaim.It was India's entry to Academy Awards also.
At this phase  Indrani Mukherjee became an established actress of Bollywood and acted in noted films like 'Mere Lal,Grahasthi,Heer Ranjha,Parvarish,Dharamveer' etc.

Shaadi was a film released in 1962  directed by R.Krishnan in which Balraj Sahani,Dharmendra,Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu,Indrani Mukherjee acted.She acted as one of the heroines alongside Saira Banu.She marries Dharmendra's character Ramesh and Saira Banu acted opposite Manoj Kumar.
An inspirational patriotic film which narrated the story of Bhagat Singh was 1965 film 'Shaheed' directed by S.Ram Sharma.Indrani Mukherjee acted in this film as character 'Susheela'.
In the film 'Bharat Milap' which was a mythological movie, she acted as female lead in the role of 'Devi Maa Sita'.Sohrab Modi acted as Raja Dashrath and Anand Kumar as Bhagwan Shri Ram.
'Aakhri Khat'(66) was a spectacular movie  in which Rajesh Khanna acted as 'Govind' and Indrani Mukherjee as the innocent girl 'Lajoo' who loved him.This  picture was shot at scenic beautiful place 'Kulu'.
In the film 'Naunihal'(67) Indrani Mukherjee was the heroine as 'Uma' who was teacher of an  orphan child.Balraj Sahani and Sanjeev Kumar acted in this film.
She was one of the characters in a superhit film 'Aan Milo Sajna'(70) in which Ashaparekh was the heroine.

In Dev Anand's 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' which told the story of Jaiswal and family, Indrani Mukherjee was Mrs.Jaiswal(2nd).Asha Sachdev portrayed the other Mrs.Jaiswal.
Indrani Mukhrjee retired from films in mid 80's and settled in Nashik.
Selected Filmography
Usne Kaha Tha


Lagi Nahi Chhute Ram
Bharat milap
Aakhri Khat
Heer Ranjha
Aan Milo Sajna
Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Zameen Asmaan
Dil Ka Raja
Bhai Ho to Aisa
Raja Rani
Dharam Veer
Chacha Bhatija
Tumhare Liye
Amar Shakti
Des Pardes
Apna Khoon
Jaane Bahaar
Lahu Ke Do Rang
The Burning Train
Aas Paas
Fifty Fifty
Mera Dost Mera Dushman

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