Shyam Benegal
Date of Birth
Dec 14, 1934
Birth Place:
Hyderabad, India

Biography

Contemporary Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been an important figure in the new wave of Indian directors. The son of a still photographer and one of 10 children, Benegal's love affair with motion pictures began when he made his first home-movie using a hand-cranked camera at age 12. As a young man, he went on to found a film society and get involved in acting while studying at Osmania...

Filmography at a Glance