Mrinal Sen Bio, Wiki, Birth, Movies, Death, Calcutta trilogy, Son, Books, Wife, and Many More

Mrinal Sen Bio: Mrinal sen a legendary and a prominent director of Indian cinema from an early age. Unfortunately on Dec 30th Sunday, we lost our legendary filmmaker. Mrinal died due to age-related illness at his residence in Bhowanipore.

Mrinal Sen Bio

Due to lost of Legendary director the overall film industry has been depressed and shown their deep condolences to the Mrinal sen’s family.

It’s around 10:30, suddenly Mrinal went unconscious and his caretaker informed to doctor. The doctor reportedly informed that he was died due to Cardiac Arrest. Caretaker informed to the social media about his death. He said after his death his body has to be kept in mortuary and has to wait the return of his son from Chicago.

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During Mrinal career, his films were appreciated worldwide where he received awards and applauds from all major film industries. Also, his were shown in major cities of the world. He also launched some majors actors like Mithun Chakraborty and Sreela Majumdar in his films.

 Mrinal Sen was classical director where his movies are more realistic and artistic. His movies get applauded by all over the world. With his great movies and struggle of making different genre movies made him a legendary and prominent director which got him several awards and innumerable appreciation.

Not only Bengal film industry all over the Indian film industry is appreciating his works and struggles. He is the best director after the Satyajit ray.

 Mrinal works are so parallel to Satyajit Ray. Yes, everyone has their own unique style and own creativity in that case Mrinal has left behind a legacy!!

with the movie Raat Bhore, Mrinal Mrinal made his directorial debut and went on to lead films like Bhuvan Shome, Chorus, Calcutta 71, Kharij, Mrigaya, and Akaler Sandhane among others. To know more about Mrinal Sen bio continue reading.

Mrinal Sen bio, Early Age, Career, Family

Full NameMrinal Sen
Born14th May 1923
Birth PlaceFaridpur, West Bengal
Death2018 at Bhowanipore
Zodiac SignTauras
SpouseGita Sen
ChildrenKunal Sen

Mrinal was born on 14th May 1923 in a Hindu family. He left his home for his higher education but his passion for filmmaking made him a successful and legendary filmmaker. As a student, he used to follow and likes Marxist ideas and thoughts.

He used to make friendship with communist party members even though he didn’t allow to be of that party he met many like-minded people where he shared his ideas and also got some knowledge from them.

Then after some years his readings and writings made him show interest in films which made him a director. from there his career started as a filmmaker. where he debuted his first movie Raat Bhore starring Uttam Kumar.

The film was not successful, it was a failure even though Mrinal made his second movie then he got some appreciation locally. After making four to five movies he was known internationally.

He made some classic movies which he got parallel fame with Satyajit Ray. Mrinal is often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Bengali parallel cinema Globally.

He also directed some socio films which highlights the politics. Where he more says about marxism and naxalism. He is also known as a Marxist Artist.

If making experimental movies is an art, Mrinal Sen is Picaso of it. As he does every cinema as an experiment which got him this much fame. He used to direct different realistic movies, socio conflict movies, historical movies and artistic movies. Making different genres of movies he got extreme fame and also he was applauded internationally by many awards and rewards.

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Some Best Movies Of Mrinal Sen

Raat Bhore
Neel Akasher Neechey
Baishey Shravana
Akash Kusum
Matira Manisha
Bhuvan Shome
Ek Adhuri Kahani
Calcutta 71
Oka Oori Katha

Awards and Achievements

Despite of his fame and appreciation, he achieved many awards and rewards. He was awarded nationally and internationally. Some of his best awards nationally are given below.  

  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film
  • National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
  • National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film)
  • National Film Award for Best Direction
  • National Film Award for Best Screenplay
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

International awards

  • Moscow International Film Festival – Silver Prize
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Interfilm Award
  • Grand Jury Prize
  • Cannes Film Festival – Jury Prize
  • Valladolid International Film Festival – Golden Spike
  • Chicago International Film Festival – Gold Hugo
  • Montreal World Film Festival – Special Prize of the Jury
  • Venice Film Festival – OCIC Award – Honorable Mention
  • Cairo International Film Festival – Silver Pyramid for Best Director


 He was awarded the Nehru Soviet Land Award by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for his contribution to world cinema In 1979.

 The Government of India awarded Sen with the Padma Bhushan in 1981.

 President Vladimir Putin of the Russian federation honored him with the Order of Friendship in 2000.

He received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor given to an Indian filmmaker, was awarded to him by the Government of India for the year 2003.

He was inducted as a member of the Oscar Academy in 2017.

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Books Written By Mrinal Sen

Despite filmmaker Mrinal Sen is also an ardent reader and writer of books. He is an ardent bibliophile. He wrote many books some of his best books are given below.

  • Always Being Born
  • Montage
  • Cinema Adhunikatha(Bengali)
  • Charlie Chaplin(Bengali)
  • Cheat(Bengali)

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