Date of Birth: 9th july, 1925.
Debut Film: "Chand"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Film Award for "Sahib Bibi Aur
Guru Dutt was born at Bangalore in Karnatka to Shivsankar Rao Padukone
and Vasanthi Padukone. Guru Dutt did his schooling at Kolkata, where his
father was an administrative clerk in Burmah Shell Company. Guru Dutt
joined the Uday Shankar India Culture Centre at Almora, Uttaranchal on a
five year scholarship of Rs. 75 annually. After completing his studies
at Almora Dutt moved to Mumbai where his uncle arranged a job under
three year contract with Prabhat Film Company in Pune. Guru Dutt met two
great actors Rehman and Dev Anand in Prabhat Film Company and they
developed good friendship.
Guru Dutt made his debut in films with a small role as Sri Krishna in
the film "Chand". Then he acted as well as assisted director
Vishram Bedekar in the movie "Lakhrani". Prabhat Film Company
collapsed in 1947 and Guru Dutt moved to Mumbai. In Mumbai Guru Dutt
worked with two leading directors of that time- Amiya Chakravarthy and
Gyan Mukherjee. Thereafter Dev Anand offered him a job as director in
his new production company, Navketan. As director at Navketan his first
film was "Baazi". Guru Dutt used close-up shots with 100mm
lens camera in the film "Baazi", which later became famous as
'Guru Dutt Shots' in the Indian cinema. The film "Baazi" was
an immediate success. Guru Dutt gave many super hit films as director as
well as actor. Some of them were "Aar Paar", "Mr. &
Mrs. 55", "Pyasa", "C I D", "Sailab",
"Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam" and "Chaudhvin Ka Chand'. Guru
Dutt took his last breath on 10th October, 1964, in his rented apartment
at Pedder Road in Mumbai.
Picnic, Sanjh Aur Savera, Suhagan, Bahurani, Bharosa, Sahib Bibi Aur
Ghulam, Sautela Bhai, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pyaasa, Mr. &
Mrs. '55, Aar Paar, Suhagan, Baaz, Hum Ek Hain and Baazi.