Shakti Samanta


Shakti Samanta was born in Bardhaman, West Bengal, India on January 13th, 1926 and is the Director. At the age of 83, Shakti Samanta biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 13, 1926
Place of Birth
Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
Death Date
Apr 9, 2009 (age 83)
Zodiac Sign
Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
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Shakti Samanta Life

Shakti Samanta (1926-2011) was an Indian film director and producer who founded Shakti Films in 1957, which includes films such as Howrah Bridge, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Aradhana, Kati Patang, and Amar Prem. He received Filmfare Awards for his 1985 film "Independence" and Amanush, a language in which he made six films, including an Indo-Banglades

Early life and education

He was born in Bokra (post office: Raina), in the Bengal Presidency of British India's District of Purba Bardhaman. He received his education at Dehradun, who stayed with his uncle. He graduated from Calcutta University in 1944.


Shakti Samanta Career


Since completing his education, he wanted to work in Bombay's Hindi film industry, so he migrated closer to the city. He worked in Dapoli, about 200 kilometers from Mumbai, as a school teacher's job. He began working as an assistant director with Satish Nigam in Raj Kapoor's Sunhere Din, and later in Bombay Talkies' Tamasha, Baadbaan, and Dhobi Doctor.

He eventually found his dream as an independent filmmaker after Samanta directed Bahu (1954), with Karan Dewan, Usha Kiron, Shashikala, and Pran, as the lead, and the film was a hit; this was a turning point. With Insaan Jaag Utha (1959), starring Sunil Dutt and Madhubala, he wanted to change to film themes, but with Aradhana (1969), he returned to entertainers for another decade.

Samanta produced 43 feature films, including 37 Hindi and 6 Bengali films. Howrah Bridge, China Town, Kashmir Ki Kali, Sawan Ki Ghata, and An Evening in Paris are among his best known films. He was responsible for instigating the production of double version films in Hindi and Bengali with Amanush in 1974, as well as the first co-produced film between India and Bangladesh in 1984.

Samanta was one of the directors who worked with Shammi Kapoor in the late 1950s and early 1960s, later with Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, who produced a number of classics such as Aradhana, Kati Patang, Anurodh, and Amar Prem. However, his films with Amitabh Bachchan were not big hits.

His brother and wife were the producers on some of his films. He also produced some of the films that his son, Ashim Samanta, directed. Shakti Films founded 'Aradhana Sound Service,' a digital audio post-production company that works on both Bollywood and Hollywood films in 1985.

Samanta died of cardiac arrest at his suburban Santa Cruz home about 5 p.m. on April 9, 2009, while doing physiotherapy. He was recovering from a stroke he had suffered two months before.