Rajkumar Hirani – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Rajkumar Hirani Indian Film Director

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 73 kg (161 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nickname Raju
Gender Male
Age 61 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 20 November 1962
Full Name Rajkumar Hirani
Profession Film Director
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hinduism
Published on September 4, 2018 on 01:39 PM
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Rajkumar Hirani is a renowned Indian Film Director, Editor, Filmmaker and Screenwriter who is predominantly recognized for his work in Hindi movie industry. Rajkumar Hirani was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India on 20th November, 1962

He belongs to a Sindhi family of Nagpur. Rajkumar’s father named Suresh Hirani deals with a typographical typing establishment in Nagpur. Rajkumar Hirani was only 14 years old when his parents came to India during partition. He completed her schooling from St. Francis Desals High School, Nagpur. He completed his undergraduate degree with a major in commerce.

Rajkumar Hirani started supporting her father in business though he always desired to become an actor in Bollywood movies. Even though his parents desired him to become a chartered accountant, Rajkumar had more inclination towards acting and theater too. For accomplishing the dream of Rajkumar Hirani his parents sent him to a popular acting school in Mumbai. Though, he could not get completely immersed in that school’s environment and returned back his home only after a few days.  After completing his graduation degree, he tackled a struggling period in Mumbai for several years to become an editor in Bollywood. Despite he did not get prospered. Afterwards he desired to get into the advertising domain where he gradually attained the success with the intention of reaching at Director of Commercial Advertising level.

Rajkumar Hirani’s mission of initiating his career in Bollywood was filled soon while Vidhu Chopra commended him to the work of the trailers and promos of the movie ‘1942: A Love Story’. As an editor, his first mega budgeted movie was ‘Mission Kashmir’ in the year 2000. As a film director his first movie titled Munna Bhai MBBS was released in the year 2003 and became a commercially hit movie around the world. The film hoarded good business in overseas as well as at domestic level. After the success of his movie, he gained involvement in the direction of super hit movies like Three Idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and PK.


Rajkumar Hirani Education

Qualification: Course in Editing

School: St. Francis De’Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra

College: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune

Rajkumar Hirani Career

Profession: Film Director


  • Writing/Directorial: Munna Bhai M. B. B. S (2003)
  • Production: PK (2014)

Family & Relatives

Father: Suresh Hirani (Ran a typing institute in Nagpur)

Mother: Sheela Hirani

Brother: Sanjeev Hirani (Works as a computer consultant in the United States)

Sister: Anju Kishanchandani (Journalist)

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Manjeet Hirani (Pilot in Air India)

Son: Vir Hirani (Pursuing Film Direction)

Facts You Never Knew About Rajkumar Hirani

  • Rajkumar Hirani’s father, Suresh Hirani, migrated to India from Sindh all through the time of India-Pak partition. Suresh Hirani was only 14 years old at that point of time.
  • His ultimate dream to become a film director continued with the biggest achievements of his next three movies, 3 Idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and PK. Whilst 3 Idiots broke all standing overseas and domestic records at that point of time, PK became the top grossing earning an epic INR 500 Crore at Indian box-office.
  • After completing his graduation, Rajkumar Hirani struggled for several years in Mumbai, with the intention of becoming an editor. Getting no success, he afterwards shifted towards the field of advertising, where he progressively recognized himself as a director of advertisements.
  • Rajkumar Hirani has as many as eleven Filmfare Awards and four National Awards under his belt.
  • As a big fan of theater and as a devoted brother, Rajkumar Hirani directed her sister’s first theater play titled Growing Up. This theater play revolves around the ramifications of puberty.


Who is Rajkumar Hirani?

Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian film director, born on 20 November, 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

How old is Rajkumar Hirani?

Rajkumar Hirani is 61 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is Rajkumar Hirani?

Rajkumar Hirani is 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m).

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