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Anant Nag
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Habib Tanvir
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Richard Attenborough
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Jawaharlal Nehru
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Malihabad
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Karisma Kapoor
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Mario Miranda
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Shyam Benegal

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Shyam Benegal

Indian director and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: India (89%), United Kingdom (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Anant Nag, Habib Tanvir, Richard Attenborough

Linked to: Film and Television Institute of India, National Film Development Corporation of India, Nizam College, Osmania University

 

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Shyam Benegal was born in 1934 add something


1959

He started his career working in 1959, as a copywriter, at a Bombay-based advertising agency, Lintas Advertising, where he steadily rose to become a creative head add something


1962

Meanwhile, Benegal made his first documentary in Gujarati, "Gher Betha Ganga" in 1962 add something


1963

In 1963 he started a brief stint with another advertising agency called ASP add something


1973

After returning to Bombay, he received independent financing and "Ankur" was finally made in 1973 add something

 

Anant Nag - Shyam Benegal introduced him into Hindi cinema in his 1973 film "Ankur"


1975

Eventually he used many of these children in his feature length rendition of the classic folk tale "Charandas Chor" in 1975 add something

 

The film introduced actors Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag and won Benegal the 1975 National Film award for Second Best Feature Film add something


 

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991 add something


1978

Satyadev Dubey - He won the 1978 National Film *award for Best Screenplay for Shyam Benegal's "Bhumika" and 1980 Filmfare Best Dialogue *award for "Junoon"

 

Deepti Naval - She did a role in Shyam Benegal's 1978 film "Junoon"

 

Malihabad - The 1978 Urdu film was produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal and was a hit of its time


1980

He served as the Director of the National Film Development Corporation from 1980 to 1986 add something

 

In the 1980s, with the collapse of the New Cinema movement, Benegal's films did not have proper releases add something

 

"Kalyug" was based on the "Mahabharata" and was not a big hit although both won Filmfare Best Movie awards in 1980 and 1982 respectively add something

 

Habib Tanvir - Later, he collaborated with Shyam Benegal, when he adapted the play to a feature length film, by the same name, starring Smita Patil and Lalu Ram. In 1980, he directed the play "Moti Ram ka Satyagraha" for Janam on the request of Safdar Hashmi


1982

Jawaharlal Nehru - The canonical performance is probably that of Roshan Seth, who played him three times: in Richard Attenborough's 1982 film "Gandhi", Shyam Benegal's 1988 television series "Bharat Ek Khoj", based on Nehru's "The Discovery of India", and in a 2007 TV film entitled "The Last Days of the Raj"


1985

Leela Naidu - She returned to cinema in 1985 to play a Goan matriarch in Shyam Benegal's period film, "Trikaal"

 

Mario Miranda - This house features in the 1985 Shyam Benegal film, "Trikaal"


 

In 1992, he made "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda" based on a novel by Dharmavir Bharati, which won the 1993 National Film award for Best Feature Film in Hindi add something


1996

In 1996 he made another film based on a book, "The Making of the Mahatma", based on Fatima Meer's, "The Apprenticeship of a Mahatma" add something


2001

Karisma Kapoor - In 2001, she achieved further critical acclaim for her portrayal of the title role in Shyam Benegal's "Zubeidaa"


 

On 8 August 2007, Benegal was awarded the highest award in Indian cinema for lifetime achievement, the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2005 add something


2008

In 2008 his film "Welcome to Sajjanpur", starring Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao was released to a good response add something


2010

In March 2010, Benegal released the political satire "Well Done Abba" add something

 

Prasoon Joshi - Joshi was part of the select three member Core Creative Advisory Committee for the Commonwealth Games 2010, with Shyam Benegal and Javed Akhtar


2013

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal is making his come back on small screen with Samvidhaan, a 10-part mini-series revolving around the making of Indian Constitution on Rajya Sabha TV, coming soon in 2013 or later add something


2014

Benegal is making his come back on the small screen with "'Samvidhaan"', a 10-part mini-series revolving around the making of Indian Constitution to be aired on Rajya Sabha TV from 2 March 2014 add something


 

He was awarded the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement award at the 2018 Mumbai International Film Festival add something