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 also the father of Bollywood actress Yami Gautam and Indian television and film actress Surilie Gautam. He bought the PTC Punjabi network in 2008, and he is now its vice president.
In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Mukesh Gautam was born into a Brahmin household and typically uses punjabi as his mother tongue. He started off his career as an actor in ealy 1980’s, later landed up as a film director in punjabi film industry. He gained popularity for the films – Ek Noor (Punjabi, 2011) and Akhiyaan Udeekdian (2009). Father of well-known Bollywood actress Yami Gautam and Surilie Gautam holds the position of vice president at Punjabi channel PTC Network. The Director resides in Chandigarh, India. Baghi Di Dhee (2022) is the lastest film directed by Mukesh which received immense love from the audience.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Wife & Children
Mukesh Gautam got married to Anjali Gautam. Mukesh is a Punjabi while his wife is a Pahadi. The coupled were blessed with three children – two daughter and a son namely, Yami Gautam, Surilie Gautam and Ojas Gautam respectively. Yami Gautam is the eldest of three and is a well-established bollywood actress, while Surilie Gautam is Indian Television and film actress.
He follows Hinduism.
Director belongs to Brahmin family.
On the lives and contributions of Baba Sheikh Farid, Baba Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, notable Punjabi vocalists Bibi Surinder Kaur, Kuldeep Manak, and Ustad Puran Shahkoti, comedian K Deep, singer Gurmeet Bawa, Surjit Bindrakhia, Sarabjit Kokewali, and Sartaj, among others, he has produced documentaries. He was given a national honour by the radio and television fraternity for a superb Sayyed Waris Shah movie. In addition, 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,” “Chhaju Da Chaubara,” and renowned author Amrita Pritam. He recently produced short films based on “Faquir Badshah” and “Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s Memoires. Currenty the director is working on the films named ‘Shubh Karman’ and ‘Amazing Rano – based on social life, values and sports.
Mukesh took off his career as an actor in the early 1980’s but eventually flourished himself as a Director. His recent directed film “Baghi Di Dhee’ (2022) gained a lot of love from the audience.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- A fantastic Sayyed Waris Shah film earned him a national honour from the radio and television community.
He holds a net worth of about $1.7 Million.
- Mukesh is known for his movies Ek Noor (2011) and Akhiyaan Udeekdian (2009).
- He is presently the vice president of the PTC Punjabi network which he acquired in 2008.