Ray, Satyajit

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Ray, Satyajit Gender: M
born on 2 May 1921 at 04:36:41 (= 04:36:41 AM )
Place Calcutta, India, 22n32, 88e22
Timezone LST m88e20 (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: astrosage
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°59' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°29 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 24°15'

Satyajit Ray
photo: Rishiraj Sahoo, license gfdl


Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist 1948 film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London.

Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed at children and adolescents. Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist in his science fiction stories, are popular fictional characters created by him.

Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. This film, Aparajito (1956), and Apur Sansar (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material. Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992. The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992.

He died 23 April 1992.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Starkman quotes astrosage.com quoting Astrogy of Professions by Pathak. Their rating is R (Referance) which means a source is availble but the original source is not given.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession