Anil Ganguly

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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.

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Career

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]

Filmography

Personal life

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

Awards

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