Samrat Mukerji is an Indian actor, director, and photographer. Samrat is known for working with many renowned Bollywood personalities in several Bengali and Bollywood films. Samrat has also acted in several popular Bengali TV serials.
Samrat Mukerji was born on Friday, 29 May 1970 (age 52 years; as of 2022) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Samrat Mukerji is from the very famous Mukerji-Samarth family, which is a Bengali-Marathi clan.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Rono Mukerji, was a film director and composer.
His mother’s name was Shamita Mukerji. She was a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. His sister’s name is Sharbani Mukerji, who is an actress.
Wife & Children
Samrat Mukerji has two children with his ex-wife.
Samrat Mukerji is rumoured to be in a relationship with The Comedy Nights With Kapil star, Sumona Chakravarti. There are rumours that the couple would soon be getting married.
When Sumona Chakravarti was asked about her plans on getting married to Samrat Mukerji, she, in an interview stated,
Oh, God! These are old 10-year old stories from social media. This is rubbish. Frankly, no comments, I don’t like to talk about my personal life. If ever there’s any development, you all will get to know about it. I shall announce it. He’s a friend. That’s about it. I do not speak to the media about my friends or family and I just want to keep it that way. Now, I think I have answered all of your questions.”
In 1983, Samrat Mukerji made his acting debut as a child artist in the film Karate. In 1996, he acted in the film Ram Aur Shyam in which he played the role of Ram.
In 1997, he appeared as Akbar in the Bollywood film Bhai Bhai alongside Shakti Kapoor.
In 1998, he played the role of Sudhakar in the film Zanjeer. In the film, he acted alongside Aditya Pancholi.
In 1999, he played the role of Balraam in the film Sikandar Sadak Ka.
In 1999, in the film Sar Ankhon Par, Samrat Mukerji acted alongside the renowned Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
In the same year, he was offered a role in a Bengali film, Tomake Solam.
A poster of the Bengali film Tomake SalamIn 2002, in the film Sabse Badhkar Hum, Samrat played the role of Devaa. The film also had Mithun Chakraborty as a cast.
In 2005, Samrat was offered a role in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s film The Blue Umbrella in which he played the role of Bijju. The film was critically acclaimed.
Later in 2005, he was offered a role in the film Aankhon Mein Sapne Liye. In 2006, he acted in the Bengali film Tapeshya. In the 2010 film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Samrat played the role of a Bengali freedom fighter named Ganesh Ghosh.
In 2010, he was offered a role in the Bengali film Preyoshi.
In the same year, he was offered a role in another Bengali film titled Kaka No 1.
In 2011, Samrat acted in a Bengali film titled Handcuff. In 2013, Samrat Mukerji acted with the Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff in a Bengali film titled Swabhoomi.
In 2013, Samrat acted in the Bollywood film Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke, a film which had Sanjay Dutt as a cast.
In 2014, he was offered a role in the Bengali film Abar Hobe To Dekha.
In 2015, he was offered another role in the Bengali film Boudi.Com.
In 2018, he acted in the Bengali Crime-Thriller film titled Foot Path.
In 2013, Samrat made his debut with the TV serial titled Durgotinashini Durga. In the serial, Samrat played the role of Mahisasur. The show was aired on the regional Bengali channel Star Jalsha. In 2015, he was once again given the role of Mahisasur in the Bengali TV serial titled Mahisasurmardini. In 2018, Samrat was offered a role in the Bengali TV show Jayang Dehi. The show was aired on Colors Bangla in 2018. From 2020 to 2022, in the Bengali TV serial Gangaram, Samrat Mukerji played the role of Samrat (Sammy) Kumar.
Samrat Mukerji’s shelved films
In his acting career, Samrat Mukerji has been signed up for several Bollywood films, which were ultimately shelved by the producers themselves. In 1996, he was offered roles in four Bollywood films, Namak Halal, Ujala, Rankshetra, and Humrahi, which were shelved. In 2002, in the film Shaheed Bhagat Singh, he was offered the titular role of the freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh. The film was shelved by the producer in 2002.
- Samrat Mukerji is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. He was trained in Indian classical dance by his mother.
- Famous Bollywood actresses Kajol and Rani Mukerji are his cousin sisters.
- In 1958, Samrat Mukerji’s grandfather, Sashadhar Mukerji, founded the renowned Filmalaya Studios.
- Apart from being an actor, Samrat Mukerji is also a talented photographer.