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Google Doodle celebrates Satyajit Ray’s Birthday

Satyajit Ray (Shôtôjit Rae, 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the great auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist 1948 film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London.

Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed at children and adolescent. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fictions, are popular fictional characters created by him.

Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. This film, Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992. The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992.

His life At a Glance

Satyajit Ray
SatyajitRay.jpg
A portrait of Satyajit Ray
Born 2 May 1921
Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Died 23 April 1992 (aged 70)
Calcutta, India
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, writer, music director, lyricist
Years active 1950–1992
Influenced by Rabindranath Tagore
Jean Renoir
Vittorio De Sica
John Ford
Influenced Shyam Benegal
Martin Scorsese
Bertrand Tavernier
Alexander Payne
Wes Anderson
Ismail Merchant
Mira Nair
Aparna Sen
Semih Kaplanoglu
Tizza Covi
Rainer Frimmel
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Raghubir Sing
Spouse(s) Bijoya Das (m. 1949–1992)
Signature Satyajit Ray signature in English
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Google Doodle celebrates Satyajit Ray's Birthday Satyajit Ray (Shôtôjit Rae, 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the great auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature....
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