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Ramesh Sippy

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Ramesh Sippy born 23 January 1947 is an Indian film director and producer, best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay He is a winner of the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2013

Sippy's father was producer G P Sippy His son Rohan Sippy is a film director His daughter Sheena was once married to Shashi Kapoor's son, Kunal Kapoor until they divorced in 2004 Ramesh Sippy has been married twice; his current wife is actress Kiran Juneja


  • 1 Career
  • 2 Filmography
    • 21 Director
    • 22 Producer
  • 3 References
  • 4 Sources
  • 5 External links


Ramesh Sippy visited the sets of the film Sazaa, his father's first film, when he was 6 years old His first film job came at age nine, when he played Achala Sachdev's son in the 1953 film Shahenshah He worked in both the production and direction departments in films like Johar-Mehmood in Goa and Mere Sanam, which his father was producing He worked for 7 years as an assistant before becoming the director of Andaz, in 1971 Although this was only a moderate success, his second film Seeta Aur Geeta 1972 was highly successful

In 1975 he directed Sholay which went on to become the biggest blockbuster in Bollywood film history and won major acclaim Sholay still remains one of the biggest blockbuster films in Hindi film history and remains one of the favourites for Hindi film audiences globally While Sholay was a tribute to the Westerns, his next film Shaan in 1980 was inspired by the James Bond films In 1982 he brought together veteran actor Dilip Kumar and the reigning superstar of the time Amitabh Bachchan in Shakti While the film was only moderately successful, it won the Filmfare Best Movie Award In 1985 he directed Saagar which was considered a comeback film for Dimple Kapadia

He directed a successful television serial titled Buniyaad which focused on the Partition of India and aired on Indian television channel Doordarshan in 1987 The last three films he directed, Bhrashtachar 1989, Akayla 1991, and Zamana Deewana 1995 were box office flops and he has since not directed any film, as of 2015

His string of hits with Amitabh Bachchan made him one of the golden directors who had a special working relationship with the actor Yash Chopra, Prakash Mehra, Manmohan Desai, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee being the other four In 2005 he received the Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years award for his legendary film, Sholay

He has produced films directed by his son Rohan Sippy, such as Kuch Naa Kaho 2003, Bluffmaster 2005 and Dum Maro Dum 2011 In 2006 he produced Taxi No 9211 which was directed by Milan Luthria In 2008 he produced Kunaal Roy Kapur's The President is Coming as well as the Akshay Kumar-Deepika Padukone film, Chandni Chowk to China, directed by Nikhil Advani In 1989 Ramesh Sippy and his wife Kiran visited Karachi, Pakistan and stayed for a few days



  • Zamana Deewana 1995
  • Akayla 1991
  • Bhrashtachar 1989
  • Buniyaad 1987 television drama-series
  • Zameen 1987
  • Saagar 1985
  • Shakti 1982
  • Shaan 1980
  • Sholay 1975
  • Seeta Aur Geeta 1972
  • Andaz 1971


  • Kopa TV Serial DD 2017
  • Moving images-Film Division 2016
  • WebSide Hero2015
  • Shimla Mirchi 2014
  • Sonali Cable 2014
  • Nautanki Saala 2013
  • Dum Maaro Dum 2011
  • Chandni Chowk to China 2009
  • Fear 2007
  • Taxi No 9211 2006
  • Bluffmaster! 2005
  • Kuch Naa Kaho 2003
  • Trishna 1978
  • Brahmachari 1968


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" PDF Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India 2015 Retrieved July 21, 2015 
  2. ^ IMDb profile
  3. ^ Chopra 2000


  • Chopra, Anupama 2000 Sholay: The Making of a Classic Penguin Books, India ISBN 0-14-029970-X 

External links

  • Ramesh Sippy on IMDb

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