Anil Ganguly

Last updated

Anil Ganguly
Born(1933-01-26)January 26, 1933
DiedJanuary 15, 2016(2016-01-15) (aged 82)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film direction
Years active1970 - 90
Notable work
Kora Kagaz
Tapasya (1976 film)
Relatives Rupali Ganguly (daughter) Vijay Ganguly (son)

Anil Ganguly (26 January 1933 15 January 2016) was an Indian film director and screenwriter, who worked in Hindi cinema from 1970s to the 1990s. He is best known for Jaya Bhaduri starrer, Kora Kagaz (1974) and the Rakhee starrer Tapasya (1975), both of which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. His other noted film was Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh starrer Saaheb (1985). Later in his career, he made several action films, mostly with Mithun Chakraborty.



Ganguly started his career making literary adaptations with strong female roles and themes of marital discord. For his second film Kora Kagaz his adapted Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay's story "Saat Paake Bandha", previously adapted into a Bengali film by the same name. Films female lead Jaya Bhaduri won Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role. [1] His next film, Tapasya (1975) with Raakhee as lead was produced by Rajshri Productions, and was based on story by Ashapurna Devi. Raakhee won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role [2] He later adapted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Parineeta as Sankoch (1976), with Sulakshana Pandit and Jeetendra as leads. [3] Humkadam again starring Raakhee, and made in 1980, was an adaptation of Satyajit Ray's Mahanagar . [2]

His last major film was Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh starrer Saaheb (1985). Later in his career, he shifted to making action and thriller films with Mithun Chakraborty and a few Bengali films. His last directorial venture was Bengali film Kiye Para Kiye Najara (1998) with Tapas Paul, and Debashree Roy. [2] He died on 15 January 2016 at the age of 82. [4]


Personal life

His daughter, Rupali Ganguly is television, film and theatre actress. His son, Vijay Ganguly is a director and choreographer.


Related Research Articles

Kishore Kumar Indian singer and actor

Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer and actor. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success came because his voice hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Indian singers.

Jaya Bachchan Indian politician and actress

Jaya Bachchan is an Indian film actress, politician and a member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party, notably serving four terms since 2004. She is particularly known for reinforcing a natural style of acting in both mainstream and "middle-of-the-road" cinema. During her career, she won nine Filmfare Awards: including three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 1992, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Mithun Chakraborty Indian actor

Mithun Chakraborty is a Bollywood & tollywood actor, social worker,entrepreneur & politician who works predominantly in Hindi and Bengali films. He is a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards.

Sulakshna pandit is an Indian playback singer and former Bollywood leading lady.

Rakhee Gulzar Indian actress, born 1947

Rakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress who has appeared in many Hindi films and Bengali films as well. In four decades of acting, she has won three Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award, apart from many other awards. At Filmfare, Raakhee has been nominated 16 times in all, making her the second most-nominated performer in the female categories, behind Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji. She debuted in the Bengali film Bodhu Boron in 1967 with Geeta Dutta in the lead role. Her first Hindi film was Jeevan Mrityu in 1970.

<i>Kora Kagaz</i> 1974 Indian film directed by Anil Ganguly

Kora Kagaz is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. The famous title song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" was by rendered by Kishore Kumar.

<i>Saaheb</i> 1985 Indian film directed by Anil Ganguly

Saaheb is a 1985 Hindi movie directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Raakhee, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt, Biswajit, Vijay Arora, Deven Verma, A. K. Hangal and Dilip Dhawan. The music is by Bappi Lahiri. It is a remake of 1981 Bengali film named Saheb directed by Bijoy Bose which was also remade as Vijetha in Telugu with Chiranjeevi, Karna in Kannada with Vishnuvardhan and Chekkaeran Oru Chilla in Malayalam with Shankar.

<i>Tapasya</i> (1976 film) 1976 Indian film directed by Anil Ganguly

Tapasya is a 1976 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film produced by Tarachand Barjatya for Rajshree Productions. The film is directed by Anil Ganguly, based on story by veteran Bengali novelist Ashapurna Devi. The film stars Raakhee, Parikshat Sahni, Lalita Pawar, Nazir Hussain, A. K. Hangal, and Asrani. The film's music is by Ravindra Jain. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the year. It was remade in Telugu as Sandhya in 1980 starring Sujatha in the title role.

<i>Aanchal</i> (1980 film) 1980 film by Anil Ganguly

Aanchal is a 1980 Hindi film directed by Anil Ganguly, starring Rajesh Khanna, Raakhee and Rekha in leading roles and supported by Prem Chopra and Amol Palekar. This story basically revolves around a divine relationship shared by Rajesh Khanna with Raakhee. The music is by R. D. Burman. The songs are sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangehkar and Asha Bhonsle. The movie is loosely based on the 1954 Bengali movie Chapadangar Bou. The movie was a silver jubilee hit on its release.

Subhashree Ganguly is an Indian actress and model, who works in Bengali cinema. One of the leading & most popular actress in Tollywood. She forayed into showbiz by becoming the winner of Fairever Anandalok Nayikar Khonje in 2006.

Rupali Ganguly Indian actress

Rupali Ganguly,, known also as Rupali Ganguly Verma, is an Indian actress primarily known for her work in television and theatre. She played Dr. Simran Chopra in the STAR Plus serial Sanjivani and later, played Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai VS Sarabhai. She was a contestant in the reality show, Bigg Boss, in 2006. She is currently playing the titular lead role in the television series Anupamaa on Star Plus.

<i>Pyar Jhukta Nahin</i> 1985 film

Pyar Jhukta Nahin is a 1985 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Vijay Sadanah, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure, Danny Denzongpa, Asrani, and Bindu. Laxmikant–Pyarelal were nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Music Director. It was a blockbuster at the box office, earning 4.5 crores with a production budget of less than 50 lakhs and the third highest-grossing movie of 1985.

The 24th Filmfare Awards were held in 1977.

The 22nd Filmfare Awards were held in 1975.

<i>Karwat</i> 1982 Indian film directed by Anil Ganguly

Karwat is a 1982 Bollywood action film directed by Anil Ganguly, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami and Zarina Wahab. The release of the film took place in 1987 under the name Mera Yaar Mera Dushman.

Mera Yaar Mera Dushman is a 1987 Indian Hindi-language film. Produced by Askari Jafari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Mithun Chakraborty, Rakesh Roshan, Zarina Wahab & Bindiya Goswami. The films music is by Bappi Lahiri. The film was shot and completed in 1982 but got delayed for 6 years for unknown reasons. Initially the film was titled Karwat. The producer even released the LP and EP records of the film under that name. Mera Yaar Mera Dushman was chosen to cash in on Mithun's action image.

M. G. Hashmat was a lyricist and script writer in Indian films. He worked mostly in Bollywood movies as songwriter. He won BFJA Awards for Best Lyricist in 1975 and was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1975 for the Kishore Kumar superhit song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" from the movie Kora Kagaz (1974).

<i>Parineeta</i> (2019 film) Bengali romantic-drama film directed by Raj Chakraborty

Parineeta is a 2019 Indian Bengali romantic drama film directed and produced by Raj Chakraborty under the banner Raj Chakraborty Productions. The film illustrates love break up and revenge urban love story – with Subhashree Ganguly, Ritwick Chakraborty, Gaurav Chakrabarty and Falaque Rashid Roy. Adrit Roy plays a pivotal role in the film. The music of the film is composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee. The film was theatrically released on 6 September 2019. And it was launched on ZEE5 for online streaming. The film earned ₹2.3 crore worldwide and Subhashree received Best Actress at West Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards and Film Fare Award. The soundtrack Tomake sung by Shreya Ghoshal was one of the most popular bengali song of 2019 which also got best song award. Tomake lyrics was written by Arko.

Vijay Ganguly

Vijay Ganguly is an Indian choreographer known for Jagga Jasoos (2017), Andhadhun (2018), Stree (2018) and Love Aaj Kal (2020). He won the 2018 Filmfare Award for Best Choreography for the song "Galti Se Mistake" in Jagga Jasoos, for which he also won the 2018 International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Choreography and 2017 Zee Cine Awards for Best Choreography.

4th Filmfare Awards Bangla Indian film awards

The 4th Filmfare Awards Bangla ceremony, presented by The Times Group, will honor the best Bengali language Indian films of 2019. The ceremony was held on 31 March 2021 in Kolkata.


  1. Gulazar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 431. ISBN   978-81-7991-066-5.
  2. 1 2 3 Khalid Mohammed (16 February 2013). "The forgotten director of Bengal". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. "The different faces of Parineeta". movies. 8 June 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  4. "Filmmaker Anil Ganguly no more". The Indian Express . 15 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. "22nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals . Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  6. "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals . Retrieved 4 October 2011.