Shyam Benegal

Director, Screenwriter, Advertising executive
Key figure in the new generation of serious Indian filmmakers. Well established in his own country for his stinging, often controversial social critiques, Benegal has yet to find major international acclaim. He began ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1934 in India

Filmography

Director (20)

Well Done Abba 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Mahadev 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Zubeidaa 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Samar 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Sardari Begum 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

The Making of the Mahatma 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Susman 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Trikal 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Mandi 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Arohan 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Kalyug 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Pandit Nehru 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Satyajit Ray 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Anugraham 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Junoon 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Bhumika 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Manthan 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Nishant 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Ankur 1973 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Well Done Abba 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Making of the Mahatma 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trikal 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pandit Nehru 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Junoon 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ankur 1973 (Movie)

(From Story)

Ankur 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Samar 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Powaqqatsi 1988 (Movie)

international producer(India) (Producer)

Susman 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Key figure in the new generation of serious Indian filmmakers. Well established in his own country for his stinging, often controversial social critiques, Benegal has yet to find major international acclaim. He began his career in advertising, making over 250 commercials before directing his first feature, "Ankur/The Seedling", in 1974. In 1988 Benegal produced "Powaqqatsi", Godfrey Reggio's visual poem on Third World exploitation.

Relationships

Guru Dutt

Cousin

EDUCATION

Osmania University

Milestones

1974

Feature directing and writing debut, "Ankur/The Seedling"

1960

Directed over 250 short advertising films and some 30 documentaries

Made first ("home") movie aged 12

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