Guru Dutt

Active - 1951 - 2013  |   Born - Jul 9, 1925 in Bangalore, British India  |   Died - Oct 10, 1964   |   Genres - Drama, Musical, Romance

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  • Was introduced to the film industry in 1944, when his uncle found him a job at the Prabhat Film Company in Pune.
  • India Post released a stamp bearing his face in 2004.
  • Developed a life-long friendship with Dev Anand. Their collaboration produced hits such as Baazi (1951) and Jaal (1952)
  • Pyassa (1957), which he directed, produced, and starred in, was names in Time Magazine's All-Time top 100 movies.
  • It has never been cleared if his death was suicide or an accidental overdose on sleeping tablets and alcohol.