Guru Dutt (1925–1964)


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Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than ten films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content, and they went on to become... See full bio »

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Known For

Pyaasa Vijay
(1957)
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhognath'
(1962)
Baaz Raj Kumar Ravi
(1953)
Gamble Director
(1951)

Filmography

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 1964 Picnic
 1964 Sanjh Aur Savera
Dr. Shankar Chaudhry
 1964 Bahurani
Raghu Singh
 1964 Suhagan
Vijay Kumar
 1963 Bharosa
Bansi Das
 1962 Sautela Bhai
Gokul
 1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhognath'
 1960 Full Moon
Aslam
 1959 Paper Flowers
Suresh Sinha
 1958 12 O'Clock
Ajoye Kumar
 1957 Pyaasa
Vijay
 1955 Mr. & Mrs. '55
Preetam Kumar
 1954 Aar Paar
Kalu
 1954 Suhagan
 1953 Baaz
Raj Kumar Ravi
 1946 Hum Ek Hain
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Late Guru Dutt 'Dada' | my Guru | Gurudutt | Guru

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Geeta Dutt  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

About Paper Flowers (1959): It was good in patches. It was too slow and it went over the head of audiences.

Trivia:

Daughter Neena is married to director Ismail Memon and Shano ( Mehmood' s sister) son Naushad Memon. See more »

Trademark:

Revolutionized the close-up shot and used it in all of his films.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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