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Kishore Sahu (22 November 1915 – 22 August 1980) was an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He appeared in 22 films between 1937 and 1980. He directed 20 films between 1942 and 1974.

Kishore Sahu
Kishore Sahu.jpg
Born(1915-11-22)22 November 1915
Died22 August 1980(1980-08-22) (aged 64)
Bangkok, Thailand
OccupationActor
Film director
Years active1937–1982

His directorial venture Kuwara Baap was one of the winners for the BFJA - Best Indian Films Award for best film for 1943.[2] His film Raja "remains a milestone of art and skill in motion pictures".[3]His film Verr Kunal was huge box office success.[4] He directed Dilip Kumar with Kamini Kaushal in Nadiya Ke Paar, which became the sixth highest grossing Indian film of 1948.[5] His 1954 films Mayurpankh entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival,[6] where it was nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival. Sawan Aya Re did well commercially, with Baburao Patel of Filmindia remarking in the 1949 May edition that Sahu's estimate had risen due to the "original treatment" he gave to an "otherwise ordinary" story.[7] He was also known for the Meena Kumari starrer, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960).

He had four children, Vimal Sahu, Naina Sahu, Mamta Sahu and Rohit Sahu.[8] His wife, Preeti was a Kumaoni Brahmin.[9]

Before getting married to Preeti, he was briefly married to his Punar Milan (1940) co-actress Snehprabha Pradhan before it ended in 1943 after a court battle[10][11].

Early lifeEdit

Sahu was born in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattiagarh. His father was the Prime Minister under the Raja of Rajnandgaon. He joined the University of Nagpur and took part in the "freedom struggle", completing his graduation in 1937.[12] An interest in writing short stories brought him in contact with cinema, where he initially started as an actor.

FilmographyEdit

Films as actor
Year Film Role Notes
1937 Jeevan Prabhat Ramu Debut as an actor
1940 Bahurani


Punar Milan

1942 Kunwara Baap
1943 Raja
1943 Shararat
1944 Insaan
1945 Veer Kunal
1947 Sindoor
1949 Sawan Aya Re Anand
1949 Rhimjhim
1949 Namoona
1951 Kali Ghata
1951 Buzdil
1952 Zalzala
1952 Sapna
1952 Hamari Duniya Meena
1954 Mayurpankh Ranjit Singh
1954 Hamlet
1958 Kala Pani Rai Bahadur Jaswant Rai
1960 Love in Simla General Rajpal Singh (Sonia's uncle)
1960 Kala Bazar
1965 Poonam Ki Raat
1965 Guide Marco
1969 Beti Mr. Verma
1970 Pushpanjali Jamal Pasha
1971 Gambler Public prosecutor
1971 Hare Rama Hare Krishna Jaiswal
1982 Vakil Babu Justice Rajvansh

DirectorEdit

WriterEdit

Films as writer
Year Film What wrote Notes
1954 Mayurpankh Screenplay
1960 Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai Story
1967 Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (Dialogue) (Screenplay) (Story)
1967 Aurat Dialogue
1968 Teen Bahuraniyan Screenplay
1970 Pushpanjali Screenplay, Story, Dialogue

ProducerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen; Professor of Critical Studies Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ "BFJA Awards". gomolo.com. Gomolo. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Patel, Baburao (April 1945). "Filmindia". Filmindia. 11 (4): 21. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Baburao Patel". Filmindia. 12 (2): 66. February 1946. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Top Earners 1948". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mayurpankh". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  7. ^ Patel, Baburao (May 1949). "Filmindia". Filmindia. 15 (5): 74. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Indian actors died in Myocardial infarction". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Kishore Sahu - Historical records and family trees - MyHeritage". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  10. ^ Singh, Shiv Sahai. Unification of Divorce Laws in India. Deep and Deep Publications. pp. 164, 165.
  11. ^ "Snehprabha Pradhan – Cineplot.com". Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ Sanjit Narwekar (12 December 2012). Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa Publications. pp. 69–. ISBN 978-81-291-2625-2. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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