Satyadev Dubey

Satyadev Dubey

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Satyadev Dubey Profile

  • Name:
  • Satyadev Dubey
  • Awards:
  • Padma Bhushan (2011)

Satyadev Dubey Biography

Satyadev Dubey is an Indian director and actor. He is also involved in playwriting, screenwriting and other film related activities. He received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1971.

He received National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1978 for the film Bhumika and got Filmfare Best Dialogue Award in 1980 for the film Junoon. He received Padma Bhushan award from Government of India in 2011.


He was born in the year 1936 in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. His aim was to become a cricketer and with this aim he moved to Mumbai. But he had to join a theatre group that was run for the budding artists by Ebrahim Alkazi. This unit produced many important plays in the Indian Theatre at Delhi.


Dubey produced the first play Yayati by Girish Karnad. His other notable plays are Hayavadana, Ebang Ondrajit and Pagla Ghoda, Aur Tota Bola, Aadhe Adhure, Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai and A Raincoat For All Occasions.


He contributed to stage the play, Andha Yug by Dharmavir Bharati in 1962. He also made two short films named Aparichay ke Vindhachal in the year 1965 and Tongue in Cheek in the year 1968. He also directed a feature film in Marathi, Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe in the year 1971.


Some of the films for which he wrote screenplays and dialogues are Ankur in 1974, Nishant in 1975, Bhumika in 1977, Junoon in 1978, Kalyug in 1980, Aakrosh in 1980, Vijeta in 1982 and Mandi in 1983.


He also acted in some films like Hanan, Maya, Godam, Anugraham, Kondura (The Sage from the Sea), Nishaant and Maya. He directed the film Silence! The Court Is In Session. He is also known as Pandit Satyadev. 

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