wiki:Kalpana Lajmi

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Kalpana Lajmi (b. 1954)

Hindi director based in Bombay; niece of Guru Dutt. Assistant to Benegal (1974-82). Started assisting Bhupen Hazarika (1977) and has consistently collaborated with him since then, managing his career from 1982 onwards. Directorial début with a portrait of Dhiren Ganguly; made several documentaries and promotionals before her feature début with Ek Pal. Directed the 13-episode TV series Lohit Kinare, adapting Assamese short stories.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1978: D.G. Movie Pioneer (Doc); 1979: A Work Study in Tea Plucking (Doc); 1981: Along the Brahmaputra (Doc); 1986: Ek Pal; 1988: Lohit Kinare (TV); 1992: Rudaali.

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