Shyam Benegal

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Birthday
14, 1934
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
India

About

Creator of what became known in India as middle cinema and director of award-winning films Ankur and Nashant.

Before Fame

He made his first film at age 12 on a camera given to him by his father.

Trivia

He won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi over half a dozen times.

Family Life

His daughter Pia was a costume designer.

Associated With

He and director Adoor Gopalakrishnan were both given the highest award in Indian cinema for lifetime achievement, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.