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Shakti Samanta

Born:13 Jan 1926
Died:09 Apr 2009

Shakti Samanta filmography (Most recent movies)

Don Muthuswami (2008)ProducerBuy

Debdas (2002)Director, ProducerBuy

Ankhon Mein Tum Ho (1997)Producer, PresenterBuy

Achena Atithi (1997)ProducerBuy

Ahankaar (1995)ProducerBuy

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)Thanks toBuy

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Shakti Samanta biography

Shakti Samanta (born January 13, 1926 in Burdwan, West Bengal, British India) is an Indian director. He graduated in 1944 from Calcutta University. He joined the film industry in 1948 as an assistant director and worked with Gyan Mukherjee, Satish Nigam and Phani Majumdar.

Samanta Directed first feature film in 1954 and started his own production company, Shakti Films, in 1957. In all, Samanta has directed 43 feature films: including 37 Hindi, and 6 Bengali films. His best known films are: Howrah Bridge, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Aradhana, Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Anuraag, Amanush, Anurodh, Alag Alag, Anand Ashram, and Mehbooba. Samanta is credited for starting the trend of making double version films in Hindi and Bengali with Amanush in 1974. ...By Rohit» read full biography

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Shakti Samanta trivia (1)

Shakti Samanta had initially started PALAY KHAN with Rajesh Khanna. But five years later, he roped in Jackie Shroff for the title role. Also, son Ashim Samanta directed the film eventually.By Divya Solgama

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