Satyajit Ray

Director, Screenwriter, Composer
Satyajit Ray, India's only internationally renowned filmmaker, was born into a family prominent in Bengali arts and letters for fifteen generations. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics, he ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1921 in India

Filmography

Writer (25)

Target 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Devi 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Big City 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lonely Wife 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Middleman 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Music Room 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stranger 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The World of Apu 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Daughters 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shakha Proshaka 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ganashatru 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Home and the World 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sadgati 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joi Baba Felunath 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shatranj ke Khilari 1976 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Shatranj ke Khilari 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ashani Sanket 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Simbaddha 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Adversary 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Days and Nights in the Forest 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kanchenjungha 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Expedition 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aparajito 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pather Panchali 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Philosopher's Stone 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (24)

Devi 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big City 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lonely Wife 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Middleman 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Music Room 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Stranger 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The World of Apu 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Daughters 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Shakha Proshaka 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Ganashatru 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Home and the World 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Sadgati 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Joi Baba Felunath 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Shatranj ke Khilari 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Ashani Sanket 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Simbaddha 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

The Adversary 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Days and Nights in the Forest 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Kanchenjungha 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Expedition 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Aparajito 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Pather Panchali 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

The Philosopher's Stone 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

An Enemy of the People (Movie)

(Director)
Music (24)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(from the film Teen Kanya) (Music)

Ray: Life and Work of Satyajit Ray 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Parvaz-e Zanbur 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Target 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big City 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lonely Wife 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Middleman 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Music Room 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Stranger 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Two Daughters 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Shakha Proshaka 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Ganashatru 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Home and the World 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Sadgati 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Joi Baba Felunath 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Shatranj ke Khilari 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Ashani Sanket 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Simbaddha 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adversary 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Days and Nights in the Forest 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Shakespeare Wallah 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Kanchenjungha 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Expedition 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

An Enemy of the People (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Producer (8)

Devi 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Music Room 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Stranger 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The World of Apu 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Daughters 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kanchenjungha 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Expedition 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pather Panchali 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Satyajit Ray - Introspections 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Satyajit Ray 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)
Other (1)

Ray: Life and Work of Satyajit Ray 1998 (Movie)

commentary (Other)

Biography

Satyajit Ray, India's only internationally renowned filmmaker, was born into a family prominent in Bengali arts and letters for fifteen generations. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics, he attended Rabindranath Tagore's "world university" in rural Santiniketan. Tagore, the dominant figure in India's cultural renaissance, had a strong influence on Ray, whose humanist films reaffirm his Bengali heritage within a modern context.

Relationships

Bijoya Das

Wife
married in 1948 Ray's cousin

Sukumar Ray

Father

Suprabha Ray

Mother

Sandip Ray

Son
born 1953 mother Bijoya Das Ray

EDUCATION

Ballygunj Government School

Santiniketan University

1940 - 1942

Presidency College, University of Calcutta

1936 - 1940
graduated with honors at age 19

Milestones

1992

Received lifetime achievement honorary Oscar on March 16 at a Calcutta hospital where he had been admitted with chest pains and respiratory problems a few weeks earlier

1956

Wrote, produced and directed first feature, "Pather Panchali"

1947

Founded Calcutta's first film society with Chidananda Das Gupta

1941

Worked for D.J. Keymer & Co., British-run advertising agency; began as layout artist, worked his way up to senior art director

Bonus Trivia

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"Not to have seen the films of Satyajit Ray would mean existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon." --Akira Kurosawa quoted in The New York Times, February 21, 1992.

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"Ray's productions were virtually one-man shows. He wrote the screenplay, cast the parts, designed the costumes, scored the music, directed, mixed and edited the final package. Originally a graphic artist, he also sketched the advertisements." --From New York Post obituary, April 24, 1992.

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Given the Gem of India Award (1992), the highest civilian honor in India.

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