Indian director Mukesh Gautam specialises in producing films in the Punjabi language. He is well-known for his films Akhiyaan Udeekdian (2009) and Ek Noor (2011). He is the father of Bollywood actress Yami Gautam and an Indian television and film actress Surilie Gautam. He is the vice president of the PTC Punjabi network that he bought in 2008.
Mukesh Gautam was born on Friday, 22 July 1960 (age 63 years; as of 2023) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Cancer. In 1977, he did his schooling at the Army Public School in Dagshai. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Later, he moved to Chandigarh, where he settled along with his family.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He belongs to a Brahmin family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Mukesh Gautam is married to Anjali Gautam. Mukesh belongs to a Punjabi family, while his wife belongs to a Pahadi family. The couple has three children, two daughters, Yami Gautam, and Surilie Gautam, and a son, Ojas Gautam. Yami Gautam is the eldest of three and is a well-established Bollywood actress, while Surilie Gautam is an Indian television and film actress.
He follows Hinduism.
He has produced documentaries on many popular Punjabi poets like Baba Sheikh Farid, Baba Bulleh Shah, and Waris Shah, notable Punjabi vocalists Bibi Surinder Kaur, Kuldeep Manak, and Ustad Puran Shahkoti, comedian K Deep, and singers like Gurmeet Bawa, Surjit Bindrakhia, Sarabjit Kokewali, and Sartaj.
He has written over 50 brief features on Punjabi art, culture, history, traditions, rituals, and people. Among them are “Making of Gur,” “Dhabas on GT Road,” “Origin of Chandigarh,” “Gurudwara,” “Tradition of Langar,” “Punj Kakaar,” “Ma Boli,” and “Chhaju Da Chaubara.”
He has produced short films based on “Faquir Badshah” and “Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s Memoires.
Mukesh is known for directing the films Ek Noor (2011) and Akhiyaan Udeekdian (2009). In 2022, he directed the film “Baghi Di Dhee.’
- He once won a national award from the radio and television fraternity for making a film about Sayyed Waris Shah.
- Mukesh took off his career as an actor in the early 1980s but eventually flourished as a director.