Born: November 22, 1962
Age : 51
Birthplace : Nagpur
Height : 5.8
Wiki – Rajkumar Hirani is Indian film director, film editor and screenwriter, who have been awarded as National Award for his direction. He some of the exceptional movies like Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots, that turned out a biggest blockbuster at Box Office. Born and brought up in Nagpur, he comes from a Sindhi family to a business family. He did his schooling from St Francis De Sales High School Nagpur and later did his B.com since his marks were not good enough to seek admission in Engineering or Medical College. Though after his education he was helping his father in his business but his dream to pursue a film career took him away to B Town. During his college days he has acted in a number of plays and was even involved with Hindi Theatre.
Bio – After leaving to the B Town, he couldn’t manage to blend there properly and hence returned to Nagpur in just three days. His father then suggested him to apply to Film and Television Institute in Pune, however, his fate didn’t favour his as the admission for acting was full, while for directorial courses he had to compete. He then headed with the editing course for which he even got the scholarship. After his course in FTII, he was seen struggling to find some work in film editing for few years. Later, he shifted to ad world and established himself as a successful director and producer of ad movies. He was seen in couple of ads including the ones of Fevicol and Kinetic Luna.
Despite doing good in his ad career, he had in his minds to work for movies so took the break from this career and started working with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He worked with the promos and trailers of the movie called 1942 A Love Story and then edited the promos of Kareeb. Later his first big assignment was in the movie called Mission Kashmir wherein he worked as the film editor. Finally he made his directorial debut with the movie Munnabhai MBBS in 2003, which simply changed his life. The movie turned out a big hit giving good rewards and making him to carve his niche in directing. The sequel Lage Raho Munnabhai made on Gandhian thoughts again made him popular for making incredible movies as it also turned out a big box office hit. The next film was 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Madhavan, which became all time hits. His upcoming movie is PK starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma, which is scheduled to be hitting the theatres in Christmas. He won awards for all his films under direction and editing category.