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Mrinal Sen Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 14, 2019

Short Biography

Mrinal Sen was born on 14-05-1923 in Faridpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was an Indian Film Director & Documentary Filmmaker who best known for his work in Bengali Cinema.

Mrinal Sen Complete Bio & Career

Mr Sen So, having finished high school, he left his home to study in Calcutta. He studied physics at a renowned Scottish Church College and graduated from Calcutta University. He was part of the cultural wings of the Communist Party of India as a student. In 1955 he made his first feature film, Raat Bhore. The film was a massive disappointment. 
His next film, Neel Akasher Neechey, was recognized locally by him, his third film, Baishey Shravan (the day Rabindranath Tagore passed away), was the first film to expose him internationally. After making five more films, he made a film with a budget for shoelaces provided by the Government of India. This film, Bouvain Shoum, finally founded him as a major domestic and foreign filmmaker. Bhuvan Shome also started the movie movement " New Cinema " in India. He was awarded numerous international awards during this period. The audience will take part in the process of developing the plot in many of Sen's subsequent films. The director invites the audience and at the same time invites a joint process to form different and unique conclusions.
He was a jury member at the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival in 1982. He served as the judge at the 13th International Film Festival in Moscow in 1983. In 1997, Sen was appointed a judge of the 20th International Film Festival in Moscow. In the movie after him, he tried to get away from the structure of the story and worked with a very thin storyline. After a long gap of 8 years, at the age of 80, he made his latest movie, Aamaar Bhuvan, in 2002. In 2008, he was awarded the Taj Enlighten Tareef Award for his lifetime work in the film world. Sen was not welcomed to the tasks organized to charity the film personality hosted by the provincial government of Western Bengal. Again according to reports, his political point of view is thought to be the reason for his omission. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1981 Arts
Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 2003 Bengali Film Industry

His achievements include 4 National film award for best feature film, 2 awards for National Film Award for Second Best feature film, 2 film fare awards for Critics Award for best film for Mrigayaa and Best screenplay award for Khandhar. He has also garnered many awards at international level as well. He is one of the best known and world famous personality. Apart from this, he has also been awarded Life Time Achievement award in 2012 at 5th Global Film Festival Noida.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 30-12-2018 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India at the age of 95 due to a heart attack.

DEATHDAY 30 December,2018 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Mrinal Sen Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Gita Shome who expired in 2017 and the couple together had a son named Kunal Sen.

Life's Important Dates Of Mrinal Sen

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Faridpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School N/A
College Scottish Church College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Qualification Post Graduate
Hobbies Reading, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Raat Bhore (1955)
Best Movies Bhuvan Shome (1969), Mrigayaa (1976), Ek Din Pratidin (1980), Genesis (1986), Ek Din Achanak (1989) among others
Best Friends Satyajit Ray
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Actress Suhasini Mulay
Favorite Actor Uttam Kumar
Favorite Film Director Satyajit Ray
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place Goa
Favorite Dress Suits

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mrinal Sen

  • In 1969, he won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film Bhuvan Shome.
  • In1961: for the film Punascha, he won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.
  • He was awarded the Taj Enlighten Tareef Award, which was given for a lifetime contribution to the cinema world in 2008.
  • He was also awarded a lifetime award at the Osian Cinefest Film Festival in 2008.
  • He died in his home in Bhawanipore, Kolkata, on 30 December 2018 at the age of 95.
  • He received the honour of Silver Prize at Moscow International Film Festival.
  • The government of India awarded the Padma Bhushan to Sen in 1981
  • In 2005 the Government of India awarded him the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor given to an Indian filmmaker in 2003.

Mrinal Sen Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mrinal Sen was 95 years 7 months & 16 days old age.