Phani Majumdar was a pioneering Indian film director, who worked in Hindi cinema, most known for his film Street Singer (1938) starring K.L. Saigal noted for its song, Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto Jaye, Meena Kumari classic Aarti (1962) and Oonche Log (1965). He also worked in Singapore, where he notably made Hang Tuah (1955) in Malay, which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
|Died||16 May 1994 82)(aged|
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter|
Starting in 1930s, with leading film director P.C. Barua at New Theatres Studio of Calcutta founded by B. N. Sircar, who during this period made classics like Devdas (1935). He moved to Bombay in 1941 and worked with Bombay Talkies studio, he made Tamanna (1942) with Suraiya and Mohabbat (1943) with Shanta Apte and Andolan (1951). He made films in Punjabi, Magadhi (Bhaiya, 1961) and Maithili (Kanyadaan, 1965). His Oonch Log was actor Feroz Khan's first hit and won the National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film .
He was married to Monica Desai, sister of actress, Leela Desai.
|1938||Street Singer||Yes||K.L. Saigal, Hindi|
|1938||Sathi||Yes||K. L. Saigal, Bengali version of Street Singer|
|1948||Hum Bhi Insaan Hain||Yes|
|1952||Goonj||Yes||Suraiya (Heroine), Suresh(Hero), Producer: HS Kwatra, Story & Lyrics: Madhok,MD Sardul Kwatra|
|1956||Hang Tuah||Yes||Malay language|
|1958||Doktor||Yes||Yes (story)||Malay language|
|1962||Aarti||Yes||Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar|
|Oonche Log||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film in Hindi|
Feroz Khan's first hit
|1986||Ek Chadar Maili Si||Yes|
- Note:Films in Hindi-language unless mentioned otherwise.
- 1961: All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Children's Film - Savitri
- 1965: Second Best Feature Film: Oonch Log
- "Obituary: Phani Majumdar". The Independent. 22 June 1994.
- Awards IMDb
- "Shakti Samanta his Aradhana came true". MiD DAY. 11 April 2009.
- "Kaajal (1965)". The Hindu. 19 November 2010.
- "13th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India.
- "13th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
- "Review: Blast from the past: Oonche Log (1965)". The Hindu. 1 May 2009.
- "9th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 8 September 2011.