(Last Updated on : 15-02-2012)
Ramesh Sippy was born on 23rd 1947 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an Indian film director, known nationwide for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay. Ramesh Sippy is the son of producer G.P. Sippy. Ramesh Sippy' son Rohan Sippy is also a film director. He married twice, his second marriage being to actress Kiran Juneja. His daughter Sheena is married to Shashi Kapoor
's son- Kunal Kapoor
Ramesh Sippy, Indian Director/Producer Ramesh was into films since his childhood. He used to visit the sets of his father's first film - Sazaa, when he was 6 years old. Ramesh's first film job came upon when he was only 9 years old, when he played the role of Achala Sachdev's son in Shahenshah. In films like Johar-Mehmood in Goa
and Mere Sanam, he worked in both the production and direction departments. He worked as an assistant for 7 years before becoming the director of Andaz, in 1971. This film was a huge success. His second film Seeta Aur Geeta, released in 1972 was also highly successful.
In 1975 he directed Sholay
, this film is probably the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood film history and won lots of acclamation. Sholay is still the biggest blockbuster film in Hindi film history and remains one of best remembered films to this day especially due the spellbinding performance of the late actor Amjad Khan
in the celebrated villain role of Gabbar Singh. His next 3 films Shaan
(1980), Shakti (1982) and Saagar (1985) were moderately successful.
He directed a successful television serial - Buniyaad
that focused on the India and Pakistan Partition and was originally aired on Indian television channel Doordarshan
in 1987. The last four films he directed were Bharashtchar (1989), Akayla (1991), Zameen (1995) and Zamana Deewana (1995). However, these films did not make mush name in the box office.
His series of hits with Amitabh Bachhan
made him one of the most popular directors who had a special working relationship with Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra
, Prakash Mehra, Manmohan Desai
, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee
. He received the Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years award for his legendary film Sholay in 2005. He recently produced two films that are directed by his son Rohan Sippy, namely Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) and Bluffmaster (2005).
Filmography of Ramesh Sippy
As a Director
As a Producer
||Seeta Aur Geeta
||Dum Maaro Dum
||Chandni Chowk To China
||Taxi No 9211
||Kuch Naa Kaho