Born: July 12,1909 Suapur, Bengal Presidency,
Spouse: Manobina Roy
Biography: Bimal Roy was a prolific Indian film director and the recipient of a number of awards and recognition. He started his film career by being an assistant director to P.C. Barua on the very successful 1935 film Devdas, starring K.L. Saigal. Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini are some of his bette- known movies. His films are charaterised by their realistic and socialistic elements. Among his films, Do Bigha Zamin, Madhumati, Sujata and Bandini have won the Filmfare Best Film Award. Roy won the Filmfare Best Director Award for his films Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Babu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh and Bandini. His movie Do Bigha Zamin won the International Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. His movies have also won a number of National Film Awards. His film Madhumati received nine Filmfare Awards in the year 1958, a record which was held for 37 years.