Guru Dutt – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 44-36-16 inches
Bodytype Average
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 75 kg (166 lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Nickname Guru
Gender Male
Date of Birth July 9, 1925 Old
Full Name Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone
Profession Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Nationality Indian
Date of Death October 10, 1964
Place of Death October 10, 1964
Birthplace Karnataka India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Cancer

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

School: Kolkata, India

Guru Dutt Career

Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter


Film: Navketan’s Baazi

Net Worth: USD $7 millions approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Shivashanker Rao Padukone

Mother: Vasanthi Padukone

Brother: Devi Dutt, Atma Ram, Shashidhar, Vijay

Sister: Lalita Lajmi

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Geeta Dutt (m. 1953–1964)

No. of Children: 3

Son: Tarun Dutt, Arun Dutt

Daughter: Nina Dutt

Past Relationships:

Geeta Roy Chaudhary
Waheeda Rehman


Who was Guru Dutt?

Guru Dutt was an Indian actor, producer, director, screenwriter, born on 01 January, 1970 in Karnataka India.

When did Guru Dutt pass away?

Guru Dutt passed away on October 10, 1964.

How old was Guru Dutt at the time of death?

Guru Dutt was 5 years old when he passed away.

How tall was Guru Dutt?

Guru Dutt was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

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