Satyajit Ray

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Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray in New York
Born(1921-05-02)2 May 1921
Kolkata, India
Died23 April 1992(1992-04-23) (aged 70)
Kolkata, India
AwardsAcademy Awards:
  • Academy Honorary Award
1992 Lifetime Achievement

Film Fare Awards

  • Best Movie - Critics
1978 Shatranj Ke Khiladi
  • Best Director
1979 Shatranj Ke Khiladi

Satyajit Ray (audio speaker iconShottojit Rae ) (2 May 1921–23 April 1992) was a Bengali Indian movie director. Many people consider him as one of the greatest film-makers of 20th century movie business.[1] He was born in the city of Kolkata. His Bengali family was prominent in arts and letters. Ray studied at Presidency College and at the Visva-Bharati University. He started his career as a commercial artist. Ray was interested in filmmaking by meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and seeing the Italian movie Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London.

Ray directed thirty-seven movies. These include feature movies, documentaries and shorts. Ray's first movie, Pather Panchali, won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Document at Cannes Film Festival. This movie along with Aparajito and Apur Sansar form the Apu trilogy. Ray did scripting, casting, scoring, cinematography, art direction, editing and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. He was a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and movie critic. Ray won an Academy Award in 1992.

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  1. Robinson, W. Anderson. "Satyajit Ray". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015.

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