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1 min readAug 22, 2023

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Remembering actor-filmmaker-screenwriter Kishore Sahu on his 43rd death anniversary (22/08/80).

Remembering actor-filmmaker-screenwriter Kishore Sahu on his 43rd death anniversary (22/08/80).

Kishore Sahu was a renowned figure in the Indian film industry, known for his roles as an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Over his career, he acted in 22 films from 1937 to 1980 and directed 20 films from 1942 to 1974.

His directorial work, “Kuwara Baap,” earned recognition as one of the winners of the BFJA — Best Indian Films Award in 1943. “Raja” is often cited as a significant achievement in cinematic artistry. “Veer Kunal” enjoyed immense box office success. In “Nadiya Ke Paar,” he directed the iconic duo of Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal, which became one of the top-grossing films in

1948.

His 1954 creation, “Mayurpankh,” was showcased at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival and was in the running for the Grand Prize. “Sawan Aya Re” was a commercial hit, with Baburao Patel praising Sahu’s unique approach to a common storyline in the May 1949 edition of Filmindia. Another notable work includes “Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai” (1960), starring Meena Kumari.

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