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    Shyam Benegal

    Shyam Benegal

    Director
    Born : 14 Dec 1934
    Birth Place : Secunderabad
    Shyam Benegal is a prolific Indian director and screenwriter. With his first four feature films Ankur (1973), Nishant (1975) Manthan (1976) and Bhumika (1977) he created a new genre, which has now come to be called the "middle cinema" in India.
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    Shyam Benegal is a prolific Indian director and screenwriter. With his first four feature films Ankur (1973), Nishant (1975) Manthan (1976) and Bhumika (1977) he created a new genre, which has now come to be called the "middle cinema" in India.

    Early Life And Education
    Shyam Benegal was born on 14 December, 1934 in Trimulgherry, Secunderabad then a British Cantonment, and now a twin city of the state capital, Hyderabad. It was here, at the age of twelve that he made his first film, on a camera given to him by his photographer father Sridhar B. Benegal. He received an M.A. degree in Economics, from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad. It was here that he formed the Hyderabad Film Society.

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    Benegal is related to the famous film director and actor Guru...
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