Bimal Roy


Birthday July 12, 1909

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Jan 8, 1965 (55)

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One of the most acclaimed Indian directors in history. He won Filmfare Awards for movies such as Do Bigha Zamin and Madhumati.

Before Fame

His film career began as a camera assistant with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd.


His film Madhumati set a record by winning nine Filmfare Awards in 1958, a record that stood for the next 37 years.

Family Life

He was born into a zamindar family in Suapur.

Associated With

He was inspired to make his film Do Bigha Zameen after watching The Bicycle Thieves, which was directed by Italian director Vittorio Desica.