Kishore Sahu

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Kishore Sahu
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Born(1915-11-22)22 November 1915
Died22 August 1980(1980-08-22) (aged 64)
Bangkok, Thailand
Film director
Years active1937–1982

Kishore Sahu (22 November 1915 – 22 August 1980) was an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He appeared in 22 films between 1937 and 1980. He directed 20 films between 1942 and 1974.

His directorial venture Kuwara Baap was one of the winners for the BFJA - Best Indian Films Award for best film for 1943.[2] His film Raja "remains a milestone of art and skill in motion pictures".[3]His film Verr Kunal was huge box office success.[4] He directed Dilip Kumar with Kamini Kaushal in Nadiya Ke Paar, which became the sixth highest grossing Indian film of 1948.[5] His 1954 films Mayurpankh entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival,[6] where it was nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival. Sawan Aya Re did well commercially, with Baburao Patel of Filmindia remarking in the 1949 May edition that Sahu's estimate had risen due to the "original treatment" he gave to an "otherwise ordinary" story.[7] He was also known for the Meena Kumari starrer, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960). He had four children, Vimal Sahu, Naina Sahu, Mamta Sahu and Rohit Sahu.[8] His wife, Preeti was a Kumaoni Brahmin.[9]

Early life[edit]

Sahu was born in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattiagarh. His father was the Prime Minister under the Raja of Rajnandgaon. He joined the University of Nagpur and took part in the "freedom struggle", completing his graduation in 1937.[10] An interest in writing short stories brought him in contact with cinema, where he initially started as an actor.





  • Teen Bahuraniyan (1968) (writer)
  • Aurat (1967) (dialogue)
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967) (dialogue) (screenplay) (story)
  • Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) (written by)
  • Mayurpankh (1954) (screenplay)



  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen; Professor of Critical Studies Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-1-135-94318-9. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ "BFJA Awards". Gomolo. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Patel, Baburao (April 1945). "Filmindia". Filmindia. 11 (4): 21. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Baburao Patel". Filmindia. 12 (2): 66. February 1946. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Top Earners 1948". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mayurpankh". Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  7. ^ Patel, Baburao (May 1949). "Filmindia". Filmindia. 15 (5): 74. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Indian actors died in Myocardial infarction". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Kishore Sahu - Historical records and family trees - MyHeritage". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  10. ^ Sanjit Narwekar (12 December 2012). Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa Publications. pp. 69–. ISBN 978-81-291-2625-2. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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