Sharmishta Roy

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Sharmishta Roy
Occupationart director, production designer
Years active1994–present

Sharmishta Roy is an Indian film art director and production designer who works predominantly in Hindi cinema. [1]

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Personal life

Born to Sudhendu Roy, noted production designer of Bimal Roy's films, like Sujata (1959), Madhumati (1959) and Bandini (1963), and Yash Chopra's Silsila (1981), Chandni (1989), she assisted her father before starting out as an independent art director. [2]

Sudhendu Roy (1921–1999) was a noted Indian film director, art director and production designer in Hindi cinema, most known for his realistic art direction in auteur Bimal Roy's films, like Sujata (1959), Madhumati (1959) and Bandini (1963), and glitzy work in films Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980) and Karma (1986) to Yash Chopra's Silsila (1981), Chandni (1989) and Lamhe (1991). He won the Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction thrice for, Madhumati (1959), Mere Mehboob (1964) and Sagina (1975).

Bimal Roy Indian film director

Bimal Roy was a Bengali Indian film director. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films such as Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh and Bandini, making him an important director of Hindi cinema. Inspired by Italian neo-realistic cinema, he made Do Bigha Zamin after watching Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948). His work is particularly known for his mise en scène which he employed to portray realism. He won a number of awards throughout his career, including eleven Filmfare Awards, two National Film Awards, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival. Madhumati won 9 Filmfare Awards in 1958, a record held for 37 years.

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Awards

She is a three time recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction, for Dil To Pagal Hai (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2002), and a winner of the National Film Award for Best Production Design for Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2003). [4]

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  2. "10 unsung stars of Indian cinema". India Today. 25 December 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
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