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Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Saeed Akhtar Mirza (born 30 June 1943) is an Indian screenwriter and director in Hindi films and television. He is the maker of important Parallel cinema films like Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980), Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) and Naseem (1995), which won two National Film Awards in 1996.[1][2] He is director of the popular TV serials Nukkad (Street Corner) (1986) and Intezaar (Wait) (1988), along with various documentary films on social welfare and cultural activism. He is also a trustee of ANHAD, a Delhi based NGO working for communal harmony.[3]

Early life and education Saeed was born in 1943, in Bombay, Maharashtra to Akhtar Mirza, noted screenwriter himself, who won the Filmfare Best Story Award for Waqt (1965). After working in advertising for some time, Mirza joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, India, from where he graduated in 1976, subsequently later in his career he has also taught at the institute.[1]

Filmography Slum Eviction (1976) Murder (1976) Ghashiram Kotwal (1976) An Actor Prepares (1976) Urban Housing (1977) Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978) Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980) Piparsod (1982) Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) The Rickshaw Pullers of Jabalpur (1984) (V) Nukkad (1986) TV series Is Anybody Listening? (1987) (V) We Shall Overcome (1988) (V) Intezzar(1988) TV series Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) Ajanta and Ellora (1992) Naseem (1995) Ek Tho Chance (2009) Writer Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978) (story) Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980) Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) (screenplay and story) Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) (screenplay and story) Naseem (1995) Choo Lenge Akash (2001)

Producer Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)

Awards 1979 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie: Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978) 1981 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie: Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980) [9] 1984 National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare: Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) 1996 National Film Award for Best Direction: Naseem 1996 National Film Award for Best Screenplay: Naseem (1995)

Novels Ammi: Letter to a Democratic Mother (2008) The Monk, the Moor & Moses Ben Jalloun (2012)

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