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Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth:  14 December, 1934
Birth Place: Trimulgherry, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Occupation: Film director & Screenwriter
Graduation: Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Created a new genre: Middle cinema
Wife: Neera Benegal
Uncle: Guru Dutt

In 1959, Benegal started his career as an advertising copywriter, at a Bombay-based advertising agency. Shyam also taught at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and twice served as the institute's chairman.

Film Career (Filmography)
Upcoming Movies: Chamki Chameli

List of Films by Shyam Benegal
Director:  Welcome To Sajjanpur (2008), Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005), Zubeidaa (2001), Hari-Bhari: Fertility (2000), Samar (1999), Sardari Begum (1997), Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak (1996), Mammo (1995), Sooraj Ka Satwan Ghoda (1993), Antarnaad (1992), Aarohan (1982), Satyajit Ray (1982), Trikaal (1988), Susman (1988), Mandi (1983), Kalyug (1981), Junoon (1979), Bhumika (1977), Manthan (1977), Nishant (1975), Charandas Chor (1975), Ankur (1974), Torpedo (1941)
Screenplay: Trikaal (1988), Mandi (1983), Bhumika (1977)
Producer: Sardari Begum (1997), Sooraj Ka Satwan Ghoda (1993), Antarnaad (1992), Susman (1988)
Story Writer: Chamki Chameli (2008), Trikaal (1988), Kalyug (1981), Junoon (1979), Manthan (1977), Ankur (1974)
Awards
National Film Awards
Won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Netaji
Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) in 2005.
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Zubeidaa (2001) in 2001
Won Best Feature Film on Family Welfare for Hari-Bhari (2000) in 2000
Won Best Feature Film for Samar (1999) in 1999
Won Best Feature Film in Urdu for Sardari Begum (1997) in 1997
Won Best Feature Film in English for The Making of the Mahatma (1996) in 1996
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Mammo (1995) in 1995
Won Second Best Feature Film Award for Ankur (1974) in 1995
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993) in 1993
Won Best Director for Trikaal (1988) in1986
Won Best Biographical Film for Satyajit Ray (1982) in 1985
Won Best Historical Reconstruction for Nehru (1982) in 1984
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Arohan (1982) in 1982
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Junoon (1979) in 1979
Won Best Screenplay for Bhumika (1977) in 1978
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Manthan (1977) in 1977
Won Best Feature Film in Hindi for Nishant (1975) in 1976

Filmfare Awards
Won Best Director for Kalyug (1981) in 1982
Won Best Director for Junoon (1979) in 1980

Cannes Film Festival
Nominated in Golden Palm for Nishant (1975) in 1976

Berlin International Film Festival
Nominated in Golden Berlin Bear for Ankur (1974) in 1974

Moscow International Film Festival
Nominated in Golden St. George Award for Sardari Begum (1997) in 1997
Won Golden Prize for Kalyug (1981) in 1981

Honours
Received Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2006
Received Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 2004
Received Padma Bhushan in 1991
Received Sovietland Nehru Award in 1989
Received Padma Shri in 1976
Received Homi Bhabha Fellowship (1970-72) in 1970

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