Shyam Benegal Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More
Bio Full NameShyam Benegal ProfessionDirector Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm in meters- 1.67 m in feet inches- 5’ 6” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg in pounds- 165 lbs Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourWhite Personal Life Date of Birth14 December 1934 Age (as in 2017)82 Years Birth PlaceTrimulgherry, Secunderabad Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius Nationality Indian HometownTrimulgherry, Secunderabad SchoolNot Known CollegeOsmania University, Hyderabad Educational QualificationM.A. in Economics DebutFilm Direction: Ankur (1974)
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Shyam Benegal began his career as a copywriter at Lintas advertising agency, Mumbai. He directed over 900 sponsored documentaries and advertising films.
Shyam taught at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and he worked as its chairman, twice.
He bestowed with the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991. Furthermore, he got honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005.
Benegal made several television serials including Yatra, Katha Sagar, Bharat Ek Khoj for Doordarshan, a television media outlet of the Indian government. He returned to the big screen with Antarnaad (1991).
Within 26 years, he directed 21 feature films, 1,500 advertising films and 45 documentaries.
In 14th and 31st, he became a member of the jury in Moscow International Film Festival.