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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 have been included among the greatest films of all time by Time magazine’s “All-TIME” 100 best movies list and by the 2002 Sight & Sound critics’ and directors’ poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time.
In 2010, he was included among CNN’s “top 25 Asian actors of all time”.
He is most famous for making lyrical and artistic films within the context of popular Hindi cinema of the 1950s, and expanding its commercial conventions, starting with his 1957 film Pyaasa. Several of his later works have a cult following. His movies attract full houses when re-released; especially in Germany, France and Japan.
Guru Dutt was born on 9 July 1925, in Bangalore. 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. He spoke fluent Bengali.
|Born||Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
9 July 1925
Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
|Died||10 October 1964 (aged 39)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director, choreographer|
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