Rajkumar Hirani Biography: Rajkumar Hirani is a leading director, producer, screenwriter and film editor of the Indian film industry. Among family and friends, Raj Kumar calls Hirani mostly as “Raju”. This Tejwant filmmaker has directed and produced some wonderful comedy films in his career. Talking about the list of his most famous films, it includes excellent films like Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) and 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014). Rajkumar Hirani is active in the Indian Hindi film industry from the year 1993 to the present.
Rajkumar Hirani Personal Life
Rajkumar Hirani was born on 22 November 1962. His place of birth is Nagpur and he belongs to a Sindhi family. His father’s name is Suresh Hirani and mother’s name is Shila Hirani. This Hirani family was originally settled in Teh Mehrabpur, Naushahro Feroze District (British India) and then after the Indo-Pak partition, settled in India. Rajkumar Hirani’s education is from St. Francis Desales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra. Raju could never get good marks in studies. Due to the mediocre performance in studies, he did not get admission in the courses in the field of engineering or medicine, so he got his graduation in commerce.
For some time Rajkumar Hirani tried his hand in his Babuji’s business, but he wanted to become a successful actor in his life. His family wanted Raju to become a good Chartered Accountant. But Rajkumar Hirani was more interested in theater and films. With the intention of turning this choice into a successful career, he took up editing practice from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Rajkumar Hirani is married in the year 1994, his wife’s name is Manjit Hirani. He is a pilot by profession. Rajkumar Hirani and Manjeet have a son, his name is Veer Hirani. At present, his son is working in the film production sector.
Controversy related to the story of PK film – PK Film Subject Dispute
Film making is a sensitive task, after the completion of the project, it has to face opposition and hurdles many times even after getting it cleared from the censor board. Such a problem with Raj Kumar Hirani happened after the release of PK, in fact, the film was a satire on hypocrites, religious leaders and money-laundering religious institutions. Along with this, Hindu gods and goddesses were also made fun of in the name of freedom of expression.
For example, making Shankar Bahurupi run to the bathroom, putting pictures of Hindu deities on the face while doing the bathroom on the roadside. Taking the idol of Shri Ganesha in his hand, showing indecent vulgar dialogues like “I chalta kaise hai”, vagera. If you look at the film, it is known that mainly the people who worshiped the temple and the shrine were portrayed bleakly and the sages, pandits, and religious preachers were described as hypocrites and sly. With the passage of time, this dispute also got settled. People ignored this issue by associating it with entertainment products.
Awards & Honors
For the film Munna Bhai MBBS, won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 2004. He also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie Award for the same film. It also won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay and the IIFA Award for Best Editing and the IIFA Award for Best Screenplay.
The film Lage Raho Munna Bhai earned the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 2007. Apart from this, it also won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay. And also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. The film won the Filmfare Best Story Award for its exceptional screenplay writing. And also won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Writing Award. The film won the IIFA Award for Best Dialogue and Best Story. After this the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai also earned Bollywood Movie Award and Best Director Award.
Rajkumar Hirani won the Stardust Award for Director for the same project. It also earned Screen Awards for Best Film, Best Story and Best Editing. Received Zee Cine Award Apart from this, the film has won the Global Indian Film Award for Best Film, Best Story and Best Dialogue. In short, this popular film got a lot of awards in the year 2007.
In the year 2010, Aamir Khan starrer film 3 Idiots was released. Rajkumar Hirani received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for this film. Apart from this, the film won the Filmfare Award for Best Director, Best Story for Best Dialogue and Best Screenplay. The film won Best Director, Best Screenplay for Best Editing, and Star Screen Award for Best Dialogue.
The film 3 Idiots won the IIFA Award for Best Editing, Best Dialogue, Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Director. Apart from this, Rajkumar Hirani has also earned Apsara Award as Best Director. Thus, in the year 2010, it rained awards for this film. Due to the subject of the film being related to Motivation and Comedy, this film was successful not only in India but also abroad.
Ideology – Rajkumar Hirani Film Making Ideology
Every year countless movies are made in the film industry. It is a difficult art to represent the good and bad things that are present in the society through a story. Raj Kumar Hirani has mastered this unusual art. If most of his films are seen, then it is known that he wants to give a positive message from each of his films and most of his films are also full of humor. Ignoring some films, most of Rajkumar Hirani’s films have been super hit hits. This capable director is an inspiration to many filmmakers.