Full Name:Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
Profession:Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Date of Birth:July 9, 1925 Old
Date of Death:October 10, 1964
Place of Death:October 10, 1964
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m)
Weight:75 kg (166 lbs)
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, popularly known as Guru Dutt, who was the veteran, iconic, actor, and had worked in the Bollywood film industry. The legendary actor’s skills were not limited to just acting, but he was such a great producer, director, and choreographer. He was born on 9th July 1925, Bangalore, India. He was addicted to taking alcoholic drugs and this habit got worst. At the age of 39, he took his last breath. He died due to an overdose of drugs as he mixed sleeping pills. It is not confirmed that it was an accidental death or a suicidal attempt. He died in the year 1964.
The most talented, well-known, the actor made his career broad in multiple fields including acting, direction, production, and choreography. He made his acting debut with a movie “Chaand” which was released in the year 1944. In 1951, he made his directorial debut with a movie “Baazi”. In 1954, he produced his first movie “Aar Paar” which became an instant hit. In 1946, Guru Dutt worked on the movie “Hum Ek Hain” as a choreographer. While some of his popular projects include “Kaghaz Ke Phool” as a director, and “Saanjh Aur Savera” as an actor.
He was the son of Shivshankar Padukone, mother-Vasanthi Padukone. While he had a brother named Atma Ram and a cousin sister, Lalita Lajmi. He always credited his parents for being extremely supportive throughout his venture.
Once Guru Dutt revealed that he had a passion for dance in his childhood and joined the dance academy of Pandit Uday Shankar who was a renowned legendary dancer and choreographer. Pandit Uday Shankar was a brother of Pandit Ravi Shankar who was a Sitar Maestro. In 1946, Guru Dutt got the chance to work as a dance choreographer for the movie “Hum Ek Hain”.
However, the veteran actor acted in a large number of movies and also worked on many other film projects as a director, producer, and dance choreographer. He had worked on innumerable projects for which he got immense love and huge recognition from fans and viewers.
Among various notable achievements, Guru Dutt was honored with the Filmfare Award for the category of Best Film. Also, he was awarded the National Film Award for the category of the Best Feature Film in Hindi.
Guru Dutt Education
Qualification: Not Known
School: Kolkata, India
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Guru Dutt Career
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: Navketan’s Baazi
Salary: USD $200,000 per year
Net Worth: USD $7 millions approx
Family & Relatives
Father: Shivashanker Rao Padukone
Mother: Vasanthi Padukone
Brother(s): Devi Dutt, Atma Ram, Shashidhar, Vijay
Sister(s): Lalita Lajmi
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Girlfriend: Geeta Dutt
Son(s): Tarun Dutt, Arun Dutt
Daughter(s): Nina Dutt
Geeta Roy Chaudhary
Guru Dutt Favorites
Hobbies: Not Known
Favorite Actor: Dev Anand, Rehman, Dilip Kumar
Favorite Food: Bengali Cuisines & South Indian Cuisines
Favorite Destination: Not Known
Favorite Color: Black
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