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Guru Dutt (1925–1964)


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 fifty 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 1964 Picnic
 1964 Sanjh Aur Savera
Dr. Shankar Chaudhry
 1964 Suhagan
Vijay Kumar
 1963 Bahurani
Raghu Singh
 1963 Bharosa
Bansi Das
 1962 Sautela Bhai
Gokul
 1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Atulya Chakraborty 'Bhootnath'
 1961 Chaudhvin Ka Chand
Aslam
 1959 Kaagaz Ke Phool
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' | Gurudutt | Guru
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

He persuaded his uncle Benegal to photograph him performing a snake dance. The dance was later performed at a gathering of Saraswat Brahmins in Calcutta, for which he was given a prize of five rupees in cash. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Cancer

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