Aribam Syam Sharma

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Aribam Syam Sharma
Born (1936-03-21) March 21, 1936 (age 79)
Imphal, Manipur
Occupation Film director, composer
Awards Padma Shri 2006
Golden Montgolfiere 1982
Jewel of Manipuri Cinema 2015

Aribam Syam Sharma is a film director and composer from Manipur in India. He debuted in the Manipuri film scene as an actor in the movie Matamgi Manipur. In 1974 he directed his first movie Lamja Parshuram. His fourth movie as a director,Imagi Ningthem brought him international recognition when the movie received the Golden Montgolfiere in the Nantes film festival in 1982. His 1990 film The Chosen One was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.[1] He was also honoured with the Padmashri award in 2006.[2]

He was also conferred with the Jewel of Manipuri Cinema – 2015 Award on May 14, 2015 at the Manipur State Film Development Society, Palace Compound, Imphal.[3]


Year Title Role Other notes
1974 Lamja Parshuram Director Feature
1976 Saphabee Director Feature
1979 Olangthagee Wangmadasu Director Feature
1981 Imagi Ningthem Director Feature
1983 Paokhum Ama Director Feature
1984 Tales of Courage Director Documentary
1988 Keibul Lamjao National Park Director Documentary
1988 Koro Kosii Director Documentary
1988 Sangai: Dancing Deer of Manipur Director Documentary
1989 The Deer on the Lake Director Documentary
1990 The Chosen One (Ishanou) Director Feature
1990 Indigenous Games of Manipur Director Documentary
1991 Lai Haraoba Director Non-Feature
1991 Geet Govinda Director Non-Feature
1991 Meitei Pung Director Non-Feature
1992 Yelhou Jagoi Director Documentary
1996 Sanabi Director Feature
1998 Loktak:The Dying Lake of Manipur Director Non-Feature
2003 Nilamani: Master Potter of Manipur Director Non-Feature
2006 Guru Laimayum Thambalngoubi Devi Director Documentary
2007 Rajarshri Bhagyachandra Director Non-Feature
2008 Mr. Manipur Director Non-Feature
2008 Leirol Director Non-Feature
2009 Sankirtan of Manipur Director Non-Feature
2012 Manipur Pony Director Non-Feature
2012 Leipaklei Director Feature
2012 Meerang Director Feature
2012 Dasha Director Feature


  • Living Shadows, autobiography (2006)[4]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Chosen One". Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
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  4. ^ Luwang, Donny Meisnam. "Aribam Syam Sharma - Life sketch (Awarded Padmashree in the year 2006)". E-pao. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

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