Biren Nag

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Biren Nag
Mymensingh, India
Died1964(1964-00-00) (aged 41–42)
Kolkata, India
OccupationFilm director, Art director

Biren Nag (1922–1964) was an acclaimed Indian film director and art director in Hindi cinema. Prior to taking up direction himself, he served as Art Director for four of the most beautiful films shot in Mumbai in the late 1950s and early 1960s: Pyaasa (1957) Kala Pani (1958) Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960); and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). He won a 1960 Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction for his work on Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960).

In 1962 he directed his first film, Bees Saal Baad a noirish ghost story also starring Waheeda Rehman and Biswajeet, which garnered him a Filmfare Best Director Award nomination in 1963.[1] The film was the top grosser at the box office in 1962, a super hit doing gross business worth Rs. 3, 00, 00,000[clarification needed] and net business worth Rs. 1, 50, 00,000.[clarification needed] He also directed Kohraa in 1964, repeating the lead pair of his debut. However, he died soon after the film was released.[2]


Film(as director) Year of Release Other Notes
Kohraa 1964 Retelling of Du Maurier's novel and later Hitchcock's film Rebecca
Bees Saal Baad 1962 Nominated-Filmfare Best Director Award

(Both the films were produced by Hemanta Mukherjee. He was also the music director and the lead playback singer in both of them)

Film(as art director) Year of Release Other Notes
Tere Ghar Ke Samne 1963 As Biren Naug
Hum Dono 1962 As Biren Naug
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam 1962 As Biren Naug
Chaudhvin Ka Chand 1961 As Biren Naug; Won - Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction
Aakhri Dao 1958 -
Detective 1958 As Biren Naug
Life Sentence 1958 As Biren Naug
Talaaq 1958 As Biren Naug
Pyaasa 1957 As Biren Naug
Nau Do Gyarah 1957 As Biren Naug
Basant Bahar 1956 As Biren Naug
C.I.D. 1956 As Biren Naug
Mem Sahib 1956 As Biren Naug
'42 1951 -


  1. ^ Filmfare Nominees and Winners
  2. ^ Roshmila Bhattacharya (16 September 2014). "The mystery of 'Kohraa'". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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