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Shyam Benegal

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Contemporary Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been an important figure in the new wave of Indian directors. The son of a still photographer and one of 10 children, Benegal's love affair with motion pictures began when he made his first home-movie using a hand-cranked camera at age 12. As a young man, he went on to found a film society and get involved in acting while studying at Osmania University where he earned an MA in economics. After graduating, Benegal had been promised a lucrative job in Bombay. He arrived to the city with only a few rupees in his pocket to discover the job didn't exist. He eventually found a job as a copywriter at a large ad agency. Soon he was promoted to writing scripts and directing advertising shorts and commercials. He remained there for over a decade. In 1969 he received a special fellowship to study operations of the Children's Television Workshop in New York. Later he did a brief stint as a TV producer in Boston. Benegal did not direct his first feature film, The Seedling (1974), until he was 40. Since then he has become a popular director in India, noted for creating films sensitive to the role of women in Indian societies. His films are also gaining international recognition and acclaim.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cinema Is Everywhere
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Well Done Abba
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Welcome to Sajjanpur
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero
  • Director
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet The Making of the Mahatma
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (Seventh Horse of the Sun)
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Zubeidaa
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Samar (Conflict)
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Hari-Bhari: Fertility
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Sardari Begum
  • Producer
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Mammo
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Antarnaad (The Inner Voice)
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Susman (The Essence)
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Trikal: (Past, Present, Future)
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Satyajit Ray, Filmmaker
  • di
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Mandi (Market Place)
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Arohan
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Satyajit Ray
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet The Machine Age (Kalyug)
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Junoon
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Kondura
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Bhumika
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1977
No Score Yet Manthan
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1976
No Score Yet Nishaant
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Nishant
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Ankur
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1974

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