Biography of Satyajit Ray-Indian- Cinema Director-‘Bharat Ratna’ Award Winner

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Father: Sukumar Ray

Mother: Suprabha Ray

Date of Birth: 2nd May 1921

Date of Death: 23rd April 1992 (at the age of 70 years)

Studied at: The University of Calcutta

Occupation: Bengali- Cinema Director/Screen-Play Writer/Music Director/Lyricist


  • Honorary  Doctorate by Oxford University-1978
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award-1985
  • Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement -1992 –By the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Bharat Ratna-1992

Famous For:
Unique Cinema Maker of Bengali Cinema about the lives of poor people in India

“When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I am familiar with. I don’t write stories about the nineteenth century.”- Satyajit Ray

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