Kishore Sahu

Kishore Sahu (22 November 1915 – 22 August 1980) was an Indian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer.He appeared in 22 films between 1937 and 1980. He directed 20 films between 1942 and 1974.

His directorial venture Kunwara Baap was one of the winners for the BFJA – Best Indian Films Award for best film for 1943. His film Raja “remains a milestone of art and skill in motion pictures”.His film Veer Kunal was huge box office success.He directed Dilip Kumar with Kamini Kaushal in Nadiya Ke Paar, which became the sixth highest grossing Indian film of 1948.His 1954 films Mayurpankh entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival. Sawan Aya Re did well commercially, with Baburao Patel of Filmindia remarking in the 1949 May edition that Sahu’s estimate had risen due to the “original treatment” he gave to an “otherwise ordinary” story.He was also known for the Meena Kumari starrer, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960). He had four children, Vimal Sahu, Naina Sahu, Mamta Sahu and Rohit Sahu. His wife, Preeti was a Kumaoni Brahmin.

He graduated from the University of Nagpur and took part in the “freedom struggle”, completing his graduation in 1937.An interest in writing short stories brought him in contact with cinema, where he initially started as an actor.

Actor

  • Vakil Babu (1982) …. Justice Rajvansh
  • Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) …. Mr. Jaiswal
  • Gambler (1971) …. Public Prosecutor
  • Pushpanjali (1970) …. Jamal Pasha
  • Guide (1965) …. Marco
  • Poonam Ki Raat (1965)
  • Kala Bazar (1960)
  • Love in Simla (1960) …. General Rajpal Singh (Sonia’s uncle)
  • Kala Pani (1958) …. Rai Bahadur Jaswant Rai
  • Hamlet (1954)
  • Mayurpankh (1954) …. Ranjit Singh
  • Hamari Duniya (1952)
  • Sapna (1952)
  • Zalzala (1952)
  • Buzdil (1951)
  • Kali Ghata (1951)
  • Namoona (1949)
  • Rhimjhim (1949)
  • Sawan Aya Re (1949) …. Anand
  • Sindoor (1947)
  • Veer Kunal (1945)
  • Insaan (1944)
  • Shararat (1943)
  • Raja (1943)
  • Kunwara Baap (1942)
  • Bahurani (1940)
  • Jeevan Prabhat (1937) …. Ramu

Director

  • Dhuen Ki Lakeer (1974)
  • Pushpanjali (1970)
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967)
  • Poonam Ki Raat (1965)
  • Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)
  • Grahasti (1963)
  • Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
  • Bade Sarkar (1957)
  • Kismet Ka Khel (1956)
  • Hamlet (1954)
  • Mayurpankh (1954)
  • Kali Ghata (1951)
  • Sawan Aya Re (1949)
  • Nadiya Ke Paar (1948)
  • Sajan (1947)
  • Sindoor (1947)
  • Veer Kunal (1945)
  • Shararat (1944)
  • Raja (1943)
  • Kunwara Baap (1942)

Writer

  • Teen Bahuraniyan (1968) (writer)
  • Aurat (1967) (dialogue)
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967) (dialogue) (screenplay) (story)
  • Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) (written by)
  • Mayurpankh (1954) (screenplay)

Producer

  • Pushpanjali (1970) (producer)
  • Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan (1967) (producer)
  • Poonam Ki Raat (1965)
  • Mayurpankh (1954) (producer)
  • Kali Ghata (1951)
  • Sawan Aya Re (1949)
  • Bahurani (1940)