Last Updated: 01 May, 2023 | Views: 181
Other Profession(s): Lyricist, Composer, Illustrator, Film Director
Famous For: Indian Film Director And Screenwriter
Higher Education: B.A., M.A.
Satyajit Ray was a director, screenwriter, documentarian, writer, essayist, songwriter, magazine editor, artist, calligrapher, and musician from India. The Music Room (1958), The Apu Trilogy (1955–1959), The Big City (1963), and Charulata are only a few of Ray's well-known works as one of the greatest auteurs of cinema (1964). Ray visited London for the first time and saw the Italian neorealist movie Bicycle Thieves (1948) by Vittorio De Sica. After meeting the French director Jean Renoir and watching the movie, he became interested in independent filmmaking. Ray was the director of 36 movies, including long and short films as well as documentaries.
In 1943: He started working at D.J. Keymer as a junior visualiser at a British advertising agency.
In 1947: Ray established the Calcutta Film Society with Chidananda Dasgupta and others.
In 1950: Ray was sent to London by Keymer to work at the company's headquarters.
In 1958: He also directed and produced two other films, Jalsaghar (The Music Room) and Parash Pathar (The Philosopher's Stone).
In 1969: He directed the critically acclaimed Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, one of his most commercially successful films
Achievements and Awards:
In 1965: Ray received the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.
In 1982: Ray received the Golden Lion Honorary Award.
In 1985: He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Prize.
Satyajit Ray was hired by D.K. Gupta to create book cover designs for the Signet Press, a new publisher. Gupta gave Satyajit Ray creative freedom in designing book covers.
Satyajit has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oxford as the second film personality after Charlie Chaplin.