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Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt Photo Gallery Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Original Name:  Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
Commonly Known Name:  Guru Dutt
Occupation: Director, Choreographer, Producer and Actor
Date of Birth (Birthday):  9 July, 1925
Date of Death:  10 October, 1964
Hair Color:  Black
Birth Place:  Bangalore
Education:  Uday Shankar's dancing school at Almora
Languages:  Hindi, English
Hobbies:  Hunting

Family Background
Father's Name:  Shivshanker Padukone
Mother's Name:  Vasanthi Padukone
Brother(s):  Atmaram, Devidas and Vijay
Sister(s):  Lalita
Spouse:  Geeta Dutt, a well-known playback singer
Son:  Arun, Tarun
Daughter:  Nina
Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film:  Baazi
Other Achievements:  Was a director & producer also, First Directed Film Girls School

Guru Dutt joined the Uday Shankar India Culture Center at age 16 in 1941 on a five-year scholarship of Rs. 75 annually and studied there until 1944, when the advancing World War II forced the closing of the center.
His career started as a Telephone operator at a Lever Brothers factory in Kolkata. Soon, he joined Prabhat Film Company in Pune in 1944.
Guru Dutt developed a flair for writing in English, and wrote short stories for The Illustrated Weekly of India, a local weekly English magazine.

List of Films by Guru Dutt
Actor: Picnic (1964)-Incomplete, Sanjh Aur Savera (1964), Suhagan (1964), Bahurani (1963), Bharosa (1963), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Sautela Bhai (1962), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), 12 O'Clock (1958), Pyaasa (1957), Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955), Aar Paar (1954), Suhagan (1954), Baaz (1953), Hum Ek Hain (1946), Lakha Rani (1945), Chand (1944)
Director:  Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Pyaasa (1957), Sailaab (1956), Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955), Aar Paar (1954), Baaz (1953), Jaal (1952), Baazi (1951)
Producer: Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Pyaasa (1957), C.I.D. (1956), Aar Paar (1955)

Film Awards
Filmfare Best Film Award for "Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam"

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Web Resources
Wikipedia.org: Guru Dutt Biography, Family and Filmography.
Sscnet.ucla.edu: Biography, Filmography of Actor and Director Guru Dutt.
Fortunecity.com: Guru Dutt Biography and Filmography.
Upperstall.com: Producer and Actor Guru Dutt Memorable Films, Biography.

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