Satyajit Ray was born on 2 May 1921. He was a famous Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, music composer, lyricist, and author. He was the greatest Bengali filmmakers of all time. He got many awards for amazing contributions in litterateur and film those are 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears, a number of additional awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Honorary Award in 1992.

Biography of Satyajit Ray:

  • Full Name: Satyajit Ray
  • Born: 2 May 1921
  • Died: 23 April 1992
  • Birthplace: Kolkata
  • Occupation: Film Maker, producer, screenwriter, lyricist, calligrapher
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Height: 6 ft. 4 inch
  • Period: Modern period
  • Spouse: Bijoya Ray
  • Reference: Wikipedia

Satyajit Ray Personal life:

His grandfather was a writer, illustrator, philosopher, publisher also a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, a religious and social movement in nineteenth-century Bengal. Later he made a printing press by the name of U. Ray and Sons.

He starting his career as a commercial artist. He decided to make independent film making after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir. The movie called Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves inspired him a lot. He married Bijoya Ray 1945. They have a son named Sandip Ray.

He authored several short stories and novels, meant primarily for young children and teenagers. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fiction stories, are popular fictional characters created by him. He was awarded with a very prestigious honorary degree by Oxford University for his amazing contribution. He designed four typefaces for a roman script named Ray Roman, Ray Bizarre, Daphnis, and Holiday script, apart from numerous Bengali ones for the Sandesh magazine.

Satyajit Ray Literary life:

He directed 36 films some of them are feature films, some are documentaries. Satyajit’s first film was Pather Panchali which was loved by most of the Bangali. The rest of his films are Aparajito, Charulata, Mahanagar, Pratidwandi, Jana Aranya, etc. Some of his book names are The Incredible Adventures of Professor Shonku, My Years with Apu, A Memoir, Indigo, and Twenty Stories, etc. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992. Satyajit Ray is a cultural icon in India and in Bengali communities worldwide.

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