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Guru Dutt biography

Guru Dutt

Born9 July 1925
Bangalore, British India
Guru Dutt
Guru Dutt
Died10 October 1964 (aged 39)
OccupationActor, Producer, Director,Choreographer
Cause of death(suicide - overdose)
Birth NameVasanth Kumar Shivsankar Padukone
Years active1944–1964
Spouse(s)Geeta Dutt (1953–1964) (His death)

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. He received his early education in Calcuta, and in 1941, he joined the Uday Shankar India Culture Center, where he received basic training in the performing arts under dance maestro Uday Shankar.
He made Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool , Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool which  included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies. Guru Dutt has received great recognition in the countries of France, Japan and Germany, where his films are re-released to full houses. Before becoming a part of Indian Cinema, Guru Dutt had short stints with careers in choreography, telephone operator position and English writer.
On 10 October 1964, Dutt was found dead in his bed. The cause of death was deemed a combination of alcohol and sleeping pills.
In 2010, he was included among CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time"

Guru Dutt Movies List
bahurani
bahurani
Bahurani (1964)Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha
Sanjh Aur Savera (1964)Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari
sanjh aur savera
sanjh aur savera
Bharosa (1963)Asha Parekh
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)Meena Kumari
Sautela Bhai (1962)Raaj Kumar, Pranoti Ghosh
Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960)Waheeda Rehman
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Waheeda Rehman
12'O Clock (1958) Waheeda Rehman
Pyaasa (1957)Mala Sinha
Mr & Mrs 55 (1955)Madhubala
Aar Paar (1954)  Shakila
Suhagan (1954) Mala Sinha
Hum Ek Hain (1946)Dev Anand, Rehana

Trademarks
Guru Dutt gave to Indian cinema the close-up shot which also known as Guru Dutt shot earlier. He also introduced songs that gave narration of a story, which went on to become popular in all regional languages of Indian Cinema.
Facts
The movie pyaasa which is ranked among the best films of Indian Cinema. The original casts decided by Guru Dutt were Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Madhubala in the lead roles, but these stars were not sure about the abilities of Guru Dutt and hence backed off.
 named Vasanth Kumar on his birth, at the suggestion of his mother's elder brother; but after a childhood accident, he was renamed Guru Dutt, which was felt to be a more auspicious name.
Father of director Arun Dutt and tarun dutt.
Director Atma Ram is his younger brother.

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