Ayan Mukerji is an Indian film Director. He made his directional debut with Karan Johar’s Wake Up Sid and also made blockbuster movie Yeh Jawani Hai Diwaani. Ayan first worked as an assistant with Ashutosh Gowariker in the film Swades and later to Karan Johar for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
Name: Ayan Mukerji
Date of Birth: August 15, 1983
Place of Birth: Calcutta
Age: 33 years
Height : 5’9″
Parents : Deb Mukherjee, Manisha
Grandfather: Sashadhar Mukherjee
Uncle : Joy Mukerji
Cousins : Kajol, Tanisha, Rani Mukerji
Occupation Film Director
Ayan was born on 15 August, 1983 into a Bengali Brahmin family. He studied at Jamnabai Narsee School. He is the son of Bengali film actor Deb Mukherjee and nephew of the actor Joy Mukherjee. He is the cousin of actress Kajol, Tanisha Mukerji and Rani Mukerji. He later attended Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology but dropped out in the first year.
Ayan’s next project is scheduled to be a superhero film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead. Ranbir will play a superhero in the yet-untitled project, making him the next actor after Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan to essay character with superpowers on celluloid. It is going to be a trilogy which Ayan has just started writing.
Ayan Mukerji started his career as an assistant director. After taking a short break from filmmaking, he wrote the screenplay for Wake Up Sid and gave it to Karan Johar who decided it should become a film. The film went on to become a commercial and critical success. His directorial film Yeh Jawani Hai Diwaani was also a huge commercial success.
The very talented director Ayan Mukerji is very much single and is not dating anyone.
As a Director
2009 – Wake Up Sid, Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director
2013 – Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
As a Writer
2009 – Wake Up Sid
2013 – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
As an Actor
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (cameo appearance)
Luck by Chance (2009) – Special Thanks credit
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (cameo appearance)
Home Delivery (2005) (cameo appearance)
Besharam – Special Thanks credit