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Shyam Benegal



Biography

Shyam Benegal has been considered one of the leading film-makers of the country ever since his first feature film, Ankur, was released. It was followed by Junoon (1978); Mandi (1983); Mammo (1995); Zubeidaa(2001); and several others, all highly acclaimed.  As a director, he is synonymous with parallel cinema in India, and the stories he has chosen to tell bear witness to his sensitivity, especially towards women. 
Shyam Benegal