Sushmita Mukherjee Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Sushmita Mukherjee Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Sushmita Mukherjee is an Indian actor, screenwriter, and playwright.

Wiki/Biography

Sushmita Mukherjee, also known as Sushmita Bundela Mukherjee and Sushmita Devi, was born on 20 August in New Delhi. She is best-known for her portrayal of the role of Kitty in the detective TV serial “Karamchand.” She began her career in the early 1980s. Mukherjee has done over sixty films. She is best-known for portraying negative roles. Apart from being an actor, Sushmita is also a writer, screenwriter, and playwright.

Physical Appearance

  • Height (Approx.): 5′ 1″
  • Weight (Approx.): 65 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Family

Sushmita Mukherjee was born into a Hindu Family in Delhi. Her father was in government service.

In 1978, Sushmita tied the knot with film director Sudhir Mishra. However, the couple parted ways.

Sushmita Mukherjee and Sudhir Mishra

Sushmita Mukherjee and Sudhir Mishra

Sushmita married actor, producer, activist, and politician Raja Bundela in 1993. The couple has two sons, Rudransh and Rudranuj Bundela. Her elder son is in Advertising whereas her younger son is pursuing his PhD from New Zealand.

Sushmita Mukherjee and Raja Bundela

Sushmita Mukherjee and Raja Bundela

Sushmita Mukherjee with her husband and two sons

Sushmita Mukherjee with her husband and two sons

Sushmita Mukherjee with her husband and sons

Sushmita Mukherjee with her husband and sons

Career

Sushmita Mukherjee studied at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. In 1980, after completing her post-graduation, she enrolled herself in the National School of Drama and learnt acting from 1980 to 1983. When she was around 15 years old, she joined Barry John’s Theatre Group.

Sushmita Mukherjee during her days in The National School Of Drama

Sushmita Mukherjee during her days in The National School Of Drama

She made her debut in 1987 with “Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin” alongside Naseeruddin Shah.

Yeh woh manzil to nahin

She came into the spotlight when she appeared in the role of Kitty in the detective serial “Karamchand.”

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Sushmita Mukherjee (extreme left) with cast of Karamchand

Sushmita Mukherjee (extreme left) with the cast of Karamchand

Sushmita Mukherjee has worked in more sixty films. She is best-known for her portrayal of negative and supporting roles. She has appeared in the movies like ‘Main Zinda Hoon’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘King Uncle’, ‘Sir’, ‘Dillagi’, ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’, ‘Golmaal’, ‘Ugly Aur Pagli, ‘Dostana’, and many more. She remains busy most of the times since she does theatre with her husband Raja Bundela.

In 2006, she appeared as ‘blind Mangala Dadi’ in the movie “Golmaal,” which won her great appreciation.

In 2008, she marked her entry into Hollywood and appeared in the movie “The Other End Of The Line” which also starred Shriya Saran and Jesse Metcalf.

Sushmita Mukherjee in The Other End of the Line

Sushmita Mukherjee in The Other End of the Line

Besides working in Bollywood movies, Sushmita Mukherjee has also acted in a number of television serials. She has even written the scripts of various shows.

In 2018, Mukherjee appeared in the TV mini-series “Imperfect.”

Sushmita Mukherjee in Imperfect

Sushmita Mukherjee in Imperfect

In 2019, she acted in Amazon Prime’s web-series “Mind The Malhotras” in which Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Mathur played the lead roles.

Mind The Malhotras

Mind The Malhotras

Sushmita Mukherjee in Mind The Malhotras

Sushmita Mukherjee in Mind The Malhotras

Sushmita Mukherjee worked as a script assistant for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s movie “Khamosh.” In 2018, Sushmita Mukherjee debuted as a writer with her novel “Mee and Juhibaby.” It took her eleven years to complete the book.

Sushmita Mukherjee's debut novel "Mee and Juhibaby"

Sushmita Mukherjee’s debut novel “Mee and Juhibaby”

She manages her husband’s production house “Prayas Production.” Sushmita Mukherjee also runs her NGO “Rudrani Kalagram,” an art village in Madhya Pradesh.

Award

She won the NFDC (National Film Development Corporation of India) Award for writing the scripts of “Kalashri” and “Nati.”

Facts

  • Her husband, Raja Bundela, was her senior at NFDC.
  • She used to stay at Pandara Road, New Delhi.
  • Mukherjee’s hobbies include writing and travelling.
  • Her favourite actress is Meryl Streep. Mukherjee would love to portray all of Meryl Streep’s roles.
  • She portrayed thirty characters in her play “Nari Bai.”
  • Sushmita is inspired by the Indian dramatist and theatre director Badal Sircar.
  • Her parents wanted her to become a teacher or an IAS Officer.
  • Sushmita Mukherjee is still remembered for her role of Kity in “Karamchand.” She said that people still referred to her as “Kitty.” Since she acted in the serial before her sons were born, they find it quite amusing when someone refers to her as “Kitty.”
  • Such was her popularity that people used to turn up at her mother’s home to meet “Kitty.”
  • Her second husband Raja Bundela belongs to one of the Royal houses of the Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Mukherjee has done ghost-writing for television shows, plays. She has also penned down short stories. Moreover, she also writes for her husband’s production house.
  • She was not very happy when the role of “Kitty” landed to her. She was quoted saying, “Back in the day, when the role did come to me, I was very upset. Kitty is a bimbette and I, who had just moved to Bombay after studying at the National School of Drama (NSD), was not keen to play a ‘dumb’ character. I was extremely unhappy but took the role to survive in this city. But in retrospect, I am glad to have been a part of a landmark show that made me an overnight success.”
  • Sushmita Mukherjee used to excel in academics when she was a student.