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Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

12 Movies

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Guru Dutt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Life

In 1953, Dutt married Geeta Roy Chaudhary, later Geeta Dutt, a well-known playback singer. They had been engaged for three years and had to overcome a great deal of family opposition to marry. They had three children, Tarun, Arun and Nina, who grew up in the homes of Dutt's brother Atma Ram and Geeta Dutt's brother Mukul Roy after their parents died.Dutt had an unhappy marital life. According to his brother Atmaram, he was "a strict disciplinarian as far as work was concerned, but totally undisciplined in his personal life". He smoked and drank heavily and kept odd hours. Dutt's relationship with actress Waheeda Rehman also worked against their marriage. At the time of his death, he had separated from Geeta and was living alone. Geeta Dutt died in 1972 at age 41, after excessive drinking, which resulted in liver damage.

Early Life

Guru Dutt was born on 9 July 1925, in Padukone in the present-day state of Karnataka in India into a Konkani Hindu family. He was originally named Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone but this was changed to Guru Dutt following a childhood accident, the belief being that it was an auspicious choice. His parents were originally settled in Karwar but relocated. Dutt spent his early childhood in Bhowanipore, Kolkata. He spoke fluent Bengali. His sister Lalita Lajmi is a famous Indian painter. His niece Kalpana Lajmi was also a well known Indian film director, producer and screenwriter.

Movies & TV Series

1962.

1 Movie

1960.

1 Movie

1959.

1 Movie

1958.

1 Movie

1957.

1 Movie

1956.

2 Movies

1955.

1 Movie

1954.

1 Movie

1953.

1 Movie

1952.

1 Movie

1951.

1 Movie
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