wiki:Sai Paranjpye

Sai Paranjpye Sai Parānjpye (born 19 March 1938) is a movie director and a screenwriter in India. She is the director of award-winning movies Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor, and Disha. She has written and directed many Marathi plays like Jaswandi, Sakkhe Shejari, Albel The Government of India awarded Sai, the Padma Bhushan title in 2006 in recognition of her artistic talents.[1]Sai Paranjpye was born on 19 March 1938 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh to Russian Youra Sleptzoff and Shakuntala Paranjpye.[2] Sleptzoff was a Russian watercolor artist and a son of a Russian general. Shakuntala Paranjpye was an actor in Marathi and Hindi films, in the 1930s and 40s, including in V. Shantaram's Hindi social classic, Duniya Na Mane (1937), and later became a writer and a social worker, nominated to Rajya Sabha, Upper House of Indian Parliament and awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991.[3] Sai's parents divorced shortly after her birth. Her mother raised Sai in the household of her own father, Sir R. P. Paranjpye, who was a renowned mathematician and an educationist and who served in 1944-47 as India's High Commissioner in Australia. Sai thus grew up and received education many cities in India, including Pune, and a few years in Canberra, Australia.[4] As a child, she used to walk up to her uncle, Achyut Ranade, a noted filmmaker of the ’40s and ’50s, up Fergusson Hill in Pune, who would tell stories as if he were narrating a screenplay.[5] Sai took to writing early in her life: Her first book of fairy tales, Mulānchā Mewā (in Marathi), was published when she was eight.[6][7][8] Paranjpye graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1963.[9]

Filmography

The Little Tea Shop (TV 1972) Jadu Ka Shankh (1974) Begaar (1975) Sikander (1976) Dabcherry Milk Project (1976) Captain Laxmi (1977) Freedom From Fear (1978) Sparsh (1980) Chasme Buddoor (1981) Books That Talk (1981) Katha (1983) Ados Pados (TV 1984) Chote Bade (TV 1985) Angootha Chhaap (1988) Disha (1990) Papeeha 1993) Chooriyan (1993) Saaz (1997) Bhago Bhoot (2000) Chaka Chak (2005) Suee (2009)

Director

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