Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt is remembered as the iconic actor and filmmaker of early 50’s in Bollywood. He was one of the most popular actors who had a touch of artistic and lyrical content in his films. There are end...

Yash Chopra

It was said that Yash lived and worked like a moghul. He accumulated success in cash and distributed his fortune in equal measure. Yash Raj when he decided to be his own man, was still a run of the m...

V. K. Murthy

Murthy crafted some of Hindi cinema’s most breathtaking images, in starkly-contrasted black and white. He became synonymous with another legend, Guru Dutt; and is best remembered for his stunni...

V. Shantaram

Mention the word V. Shantaram and cinegoers across the country start thinking of films steeped in Indian culture, stories emanating from Indian values and costumes distinctly traditional. V. Shantara...

Bhupen Hazarika

Spanning the centuries, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika has taken his place among the handful of visionaries and revolutionaries who have sustained Assam even in the worst of times, brought joy in times of sadne...

Sivaji Ganesan

During his lifetime, Sivaji was the recipient of several awards and honours. But the one distinction that eluded Sivaji was the national award for best actor, though he was honoured with the Dada Sah...

Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal is our 36th film maker in our series, who received their Phalke award for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. His award came in the year 2005, when he was still working regularly...

Satyajit Ray

During his career from the mid-fifties to this death, Ray made around 30 feature films and a large number of documentaries. Perhaps it was this versatility which allowed Satyajit Ray to vividly depic...

Ruby Myers

The first scan of female artists who were alive and worthy of such a recognition, revealed the name of Sulochana Senior who was also known within the film industry, as Ruby Myers. She even got a film...

Raj Kapoor

The veteran was born as Ranbir Raj Kapoor to Prithviraj and Rama Kapoor on December 14, 1924 in a small town Samandru in Peshawar, now in Pakistan. In 1948, at the age of 24, he became the youngest f...