Shyam Benegal Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

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Full NameShyam Benegal
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 December 1934 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)89 Years
Birth PlaceTrimulgherry, Secunderabad
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Nationality Indian
HometownTrimulgherry, Secunderabad
SchoolNot Known
CollegeOsmania University, Hyderabad
Educational QualificationM.A. in Economics
DebutFilm Direction: Ankur (1974)
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TV Direction: Yatra (1986)
FamilyNot Known
AddressA-19/20, 2nd Floor, Everest Building, Tardeo Main Road, Tardeo, Mumbai - 400034.
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorRajit Kapoor
Favourite FilmBollywood- Sant Tukaram (1936)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseNira Benegal
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ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Pia Benegal (costume designer)
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Shyam Benegal

  • Does Shyam Benegal smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Shyam Benegal drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Shyam Benegal began his career as a copywriter at Lintas advertising agency, Mumbai. He directed over 900 sponsored documentaries and advertising films.
  • Shyam taught at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and he worked as its chairman, twice.
  • He bestowed with the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991. Furthermore, he got honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005.
  • Benegal made several television serials including Yatra, Katha Sagar, Bharat Ek Khoj for Doordarshan, a television media outlet of the Indian government. He returned to the big screen with Antarnaad (1991).
  • Within 26 years, he directed 21 feature films, 1,500 advertising films and 45 documentaries.
  •  In 14th and 31st, he became a member of the jury in Moscow International Film Festival.