Birth: 24-08-1983, Kolkata, India

Ayan Mukerji is a Indian film director and writer. Ayan has written the screenplay for 'Wake Up Sid' and also directed the movie and written the screenplay for 'Swades'.

He is the nephew of Joy Mukerji and first cousin to Kajol and Tanisha Mukerji and second cousin of Rani Mukerji.

Mukerji first worked as an assistant to Ashutosh Gowariker, who is his brother-in-law, on the 2004 film, 'Swades', and later to Johar on 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna'. After taking a short break from filmmaking, Mukerji wrote the screenplay for 'Wake Up Sid' and gave it to Johar who decided it should become a film. The film starred Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma in lead roles and went on to become a commercial and critical success.

Mukerji's next directorial, which is also under Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions, is titled 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani', and will star Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles.  It is a huge commercial success. The movie has crossed 100 crore in the box office in just 7 days.