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Introduction
Satyajit Ray (Bengali pronunciation: [ˈʃɔtːodʒit ˈrai̯] (listen); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian film director, Screenwriter, Author, Music composer, Lyricist, Graphic designer and illustrator. He is widely considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of 20th Century. Ray was one of the leading figures of Parallel cinema, Ray is celebrated for such works as The Apu Trilogy (1955–59), The Music Room (1958), The Big City (1963), and Charulata (1964). Ray was born in Calcutta into a Bengali family who were prominent in the field of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948) during a visit to London. Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries, and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer, and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, meant primarily for young children and teenagers. Popular fictional characters created by him in his science fiction stories include Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with Aparajito (The Unvanquished, 1956) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu, 1959), form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing on his films, as well as designing his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 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. The Government of India honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1992. Moreover, he was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University.
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Introduction
Best known as a filmmaker, Ray has also exhibited pastels and watercolors.
Nationality
Indian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Pastelist, Pastellist
Name
Satyajit Ray
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