Mrinal Sen
Date of Birth
May 04, 1923
Birth Place:
East Bengal (now Bangladesh), India


A staunch Marxist, Indian filmmaker Mrinal Sen uses film to promote his agenda. Before becoming a director, Sen studied physics at a Calcutta university and was a freelance journalist. He also sold medicine and worked in a film studio as a sound technician. It was after joining the Communist-linked Indian People's Theatre Association in the 1940s that Sen became interested in Marxism and...