Biography

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time.

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Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 11

Birthday 1925-07-09

Day of Death 1964-10-10

Place of Birth Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Also Known As

  • Guru
  • Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1959 Kaagaz Ke Phool Director
1957 Pyaasa Director
1956 Sailaab Director
1955 Mr. & Mrs. '55 Director
1954 Aar Paar Director
1953 Baaz Director
1952 Jaal Director
1951 Baazi Director

Acting

1962 Sautela Bhai as Gokul
1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam as Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
1960 Chaudhvin Ka Chand as Aslam
1959 Kaagaz Ke Phool as Suresh Sinha
1957 Pyaasa as Vijay
1955 Mr. & Mrs. '55 as Preetam Kumar
1954 Aar Paar as Kalu
1953 Baaz

Production

1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Producer
1960 Chaudhvin Ka Chand Producer
1959 Kaagaz Ke Phool Producer
1957 Pyaasa Producer
1954 Aar Paar Producer

Writing

1951 Baazi Story

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