Amiya Chakrabarty

Director, Writer, Producer

Born: Bogra, Bengal Presidency, British India


Amiya Chakravarty (অমিয় চক্রবর্তী; November 30, 1912 - March 6, 1957) was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who was leading film director in Hindi cinema of the 1940s and 1950s. He is noted for films like Daag (1952), Patita (1953), and Seema (1955) for which he won the 4th Filmfare Award for Best Story. Chakravarty is also credited along with Devika Rani for discovering Dilip Kumar, whom he gave his first break in 1944 film Jwar Bhata (1944 film).Chakravarty also produced and directed Daag (1952 film) in 1952 for which Dilip Kumar won his first ever Filmfare Award for Best Actor.He was married to Saraswati Shastri a.k.a. Kamala, younger sister of Lakshmi Shankar (née Shastri) wife of Rajendra Shankar, elder brother of Sitar maestro, Ravi Shankar.

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