Bimal Roy was born on 12th July 1909 in Dhaka, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh). He came from a well to do Bengali family.
He entered the field of cinema as a camera assistant with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd. During this time, he assisted director P.C. Barua on the hit 1935 movie Devdas, starring K. L. Saigal and Mukti (1937). His first film as Director was Udayer Pathey (1944) in Bengali, which was remade as Humrahi (1945) in Hindi. The film was a big critical success.
Bimalda migrated to Bombay after the collapse of New Theatres. His first film there was Maa (1952) for Bombay Talkies. He then made Parineeta (1953) based on a Sarath Chandra story before forming his own production unit and making his blockbuster film, Do Bigha Zameen (1953). It was ...» read full biography