Born: May 14,1923 Faridpur, British India
Biography: Mrinal Sen is a distinguished Indian film director. He, along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, are considered the forerunners of Indian parallel cinema. He made his directorial debut with the film Raat Bhore in 1955. The movie had Uttam Kumar in the star cast. His other movies include Neel Akasher Neechey (English: Under the Blue Sky), Baishey Shravan, Bhuvan Shome (this movie is credited with having initiated the ‘New Cinema’ movement in India), Punascha, Mahaprithivi and Aamaar Bhuvan.