Bollywood director with most Filmfare awards win.

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Legendary director, Bimal Roy, holds the record for most Filmfare award wins as a director – which is 7, while his total Filmfare award wins is 11.

Bimal Roy (1909-1966) stands as one of the pioneering and influential directors in the history of Indian cinema. Born on July 12, 1909, in Suapur, British India, Roy’s impact on the film industry is characterized by his commitment to realism and socially relevant storytelling.

Roy began his career as a camera assistant and later worked as a cinematographer before making his directorial debut with the film “Udayer Pathey” in 1944. However, it was with the release of “Do Bigha Zamin” in 1953 that Roy gained widespread recognition. The film, a poignant portrayal of rural poverty and the struggles of a farmer, received international acclaim and won the Prix International at the Cannes Film Festival.

A scene featuring Dilip Kumar in Bimal Roy directed Devdas.

Known for his nuanced storytelling, Roy continued to deliver socially relevant and thought-provoking films like “Parineeta” (1953), “Sujata” (1959), and “Bandini” (1963). His films often tackled issues such as caste discrimination, social injustice, and the human condition, earning him the nickname “The Silent Master.”

Bimal Roy’s cinematic prowess earned him several accolades, including multiple Filmfare Awards. He won the Best Director trophy for “Do Bigha Zamin,” “Parineeta,” and “Sujata.” His contributions to Indian cinema go beyond the screen; he mentored and inspired a generation of filmmakers, leaving an indelible mark on the art form.

Tragically, Bimal Roy’s life was cut short when he passed away on January 8, 1966, at the age of 56. Despite his relatively short career, his legacy endures, and his films continue to be celebrated for their artistic brilliance and social impact.