Satyadev Dubey

  • Actor, Writer, Screenplay, Dialogue Writer

Apr 19, 1936  in Bilaspur, Punjab, India

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Satyadev Dubey was a theatre director, writer, film actor, playwright, screenwriter and director, born on July 13, 1936 in Bilaspur district, Madhya Pradesh, British India. He went to Mumbai for higher studies; attain a degree in English literature. He dreamt of becoming a cricketer, but became interested in theater and joined the Theatre Unit, a theatre group. He took over the theatre and produced many plays. He produced Girish Karnad`s first play Yayati, Hayavadana, Badal Sarkar`s Ebang Indrajit and Pagla Ghoda, Mohan Rakesh`s Aadhe Adhure, and A Raincoat for All Occasions and Jean Anouilh`s Antigone. His play Dharmavir Bharati`s Andha Yug brought in a new paradigm in Indian theatre. He made two short films and directed a Marathi feature film too.He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1971. He won the 1978 National Film Award for Best Screenplay for Shyam Benegal`sBhumika and 1980 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for Junoon. In 2011, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.