Amiya Chakravarty (director)

Amiya Chakravarty (Bengali: অমিয় চক্রবর্তী; 30 November 1912 – 6 March 1957) was a Bengali Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who was leading film director in Hindi cinema of the 1940s and 1950s.[1][2] He is noted for films like Daag (1952), Patita (1953), and Seema (1955) for which he won the 4th Filmfare Award for Best Story.[3][4] Chakravarty is also credited along with Devika Rani for discovering Dilip Kumar, whom he gave his first break in 1944 film Jwar Bhata (1944 film).Chakravarty also produced and directed Daag (1952 film) in 1952 for which Dilip Kumar won his first ever Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Amiya Chakravarty
অমিয় চক্রবর্তী
Born(1912-11-30)30 November 1912
Died6 March 1957(1957-03-06) (aged 44)
NationalityBritish Indian (1912–1947)
Indian (1947–1957)
Occupationfilm director, screenwriter and producer

He was married to Saraswati Shastri a.k.a. Kamala, younger sister of Lakshmi Shankar (née Shastri) wife of Rajendra Shankar, elder brother of Sitar maestro, Ravi Shankar.[5]


1940 Bandhan Yes
1941 Anjaan Yes Yes
1942 Basant Yes
1944 Jwar Bhata Yes
1947 Mera Suhaag Yes
1949 Girls' School Yes
1950 Gauna Yes
1951 Badal Yes Yes
1952 Daag Yes Yes Yes
1953 Shahenshah Yes
Patita Yes Yes
1955 Seema Yes Yes Filmfare Award for Best Story
1957 Kathputli Yes Yes
Dekh Kabira Roya Yes Yes Yes


  1. Khalid Mohamed (16 February 2013). "The forgotten director of Bengal". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. Gulazāra; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 667–. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5.
  3. Monojit Lahiri (27 June 2012). "Does Bollywood need another Satyajit Ray?". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. Suresh Kohli (6 July 2012). "Patita (1953)". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  5. Ratnottama Sengupta (16 December 2012). "Pandit Ravi Shankar: Music was his universe, his love, his weakness". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
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