Rajkumar Hirani: A Brief Overview
November 20 marks the birthday of renowned filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, affectionately known as “Raju” in the industry. Despite his immense success, Hirani is celebrated for his simplicity and commitment to excellence. His directorial skills, film production capabilities, screenwriting prowess, and film editing expertise have solidified his position as one of the highest-paid directors in the Hindi film industry.
A Directorial Journey of Success
Hirani’s filmography includes five highly successful movies: “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S” (2003), “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” (2006), “3 Idiots” (2009), “PK” (2014), and “Sanju” (2018). These films have earned him numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards—a remarkable achievement in just a handful of films.
Upcoming Project: ‘Dunki’
Currently occupied with his upcoming film “Dunki,” featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Hirani continues to set high expectations. The movie, slated for release on December 22, is anticipated to follow the commercial success trajectory of his previous works.
Net Worth and Recognitions
In recent years, Hirani’s earnings from films and investments have propelled his estimated net worth to a substantial ₹1,305 crore ($170 million) in 2023. Despite his significant wealth, the director remains one of the country’s highest taxpayers and actively engages in philanthropy.
Real Estate and Luxurious Lifestyle
Residing in Mumbai, Hirani owns a designer house in Navi Mumbai worth ₹12 crore, purchased in 2011. His financial prudence is evident through various property holdings across the country. Additionally, the filmmaker boasts a collection of luxury cars, including Audi, Jaguar, BMW, and Mercedes Benz, each valued between ₹1.2 crore to ₹2 crore.
Role at IFFI 2023
Hirani is set to lead a five-member jury for the Best Web Series (OTT) award at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The esteemed panel includes actors Divya Dutta and Prosenjit Chatterjee, along with filmmakers Krishna DK and Utpal Borpujari.
In celebrating Rajkumar Hirani’s birthday, it’s evident that his impactful contributions to Indian cinema are not only reflected in his creative endeavors but also in his financial success and commitment to philanthropy.