Dilip Mukherjee was born on 24th November, 1931 in Bhagalpur.He completed his Matriculation examination from Durgacharan High School in Bhagalpur. Later, he graduated in Arts from T.N.T College of Bhagalpur. He was a state level cricketer during his college days. He used to work in Brook Bond. He had married twice.
He used to work as an assistant of director Haridas Bhattacharya in Srimati Pictures. For this reason, in 1958, he bagged a small role in the film “Rajlakshmi Srikanta”. Although he had worked in a small role in his first movie, later he became the lead actor of many movies. But in most of his movies he had to act in the negative roles and, it was shown at that he had been imprisoned which became a controversial issue for the media. Dilip Mukherjee had played the dual role of director as well as producer. He had even worked in many television serials. This talented actor passed away on 31st march 1990.