Birthday: 23-01-1947
Age: 72
Star sign: Aquarius
Ramesh Sippy is an eminent film director and he is widely acclaimed for his classic Sholay, who was born in the year 1947. He is the son of yesteryear producer G P Sippy. Ramesh Sippy is wedded to Kiran Juneja, who is an Indian actress. At the age of 9, Sippy acted in the film Shahenshah. For around 7 years he took up the role of assistant director. During this time he took lot of effort to know about the nuances of film industry. Later, during 1971 he directed the film Andaz, which didn’t do well. But luck favored him in his next venture Seeta Aur Geeta which was very successful.

The year 1975 saw one of the best films of Indian history, Sholay, which was directed by Sippy. This film was widely appreciated and Hindi movie buffs fervently loved the film. Amjad Khan played the negative role of Gabbar Singh in the film and it is one of his unforgettable performances. Legendary actor Dileep Kumar and Big B Amitabh Bachchan shared screen space in Shakti, which was also directed by Sippy. Though this film was not highly successful, it gained recognition in Filmfare awards. Sippy’s film Saagar was appreciated and Kamal Haasan’s performance was widely acclaimed. This was also the film in which, Dimple Kapadia made a comeback.

Sippy entered the television field during the year 1987; he directed the serial Buniyaad which was successful. This serial dealt with the partition of India. Sippy’s last ventures as a director were Zamaana Deewana, Brashtachar and Akayla. All these films bombed at the box office and Sippy never took up direction since then. 

The greatest appreciation that Sippy received was from Filmfare Jury is “Filmfare Best Film of Fifty Years”, for the film Sholay. Some of the films that Sippy produced are Chandini Chowk to China, Nautanki Saala, Kuch Na Kaho, Fear, Dum Maaro Dum, Bluffmaster etc.,