Awards

Personal Awards

Awarded PADMA SHRI in 1976.

Awarded STATE PRIZE U.S.S.R. in 1985.

Awarded SOVIETLAND NEHRU AWARD in 1989.

Awarded PADMA BHUSHAN in 1991.

Awarded INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL INTEGRATION AWARD in 2004.

Awarded DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2005

DOCTORATE OF LETTERS D.LIT. (Honoris Causa) from Jamia Millia University, 2007, New Delhi

DOCTORATE OF LETTERS D.LIT (Honoris Causa) from Calcutta University, 2012, Kolkata

Conferred Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des lettres of the Republic of France, 2013.

Awards

Approximately 14 awards for advertising films over years

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Well Done Abba 2009

Welcome To Sajjanpur 2008

Bose – The Forgotten Hero

  • Best film on National Integration at the National awards 2004.
  • Best production Design at the National awards 2004.

Zubeida

  • Best Film in Hindi at the National Awards 2000.

Hari Bhari

  • Best Film on Family Welfare at the National Awards 1999.

Samar

  • Best Film of 1998 at the National Awards.
  • Invited to the London Film Festival 1999.
  • Invited to Rotterdam International Film Festival 2000.
  • Invited to Jerusalem International Film Festival 2000.
  • Invited to South Film Festival, Holland 2000.

Sardari Begum

  • Best Supporting Actress award at the National Awards 1997.
  • Special Jury award for the Lead Actress at the National Awards 1997.
  • Best Urdu Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1997.
  • Invited to the Tashkent Film Festival, the Moscow International Film Festival, and the Munich Film Festival. Special award for music at the Tashkent Film Festival 1997.

The Making Of The Mahatma

  • Best English Film of the year at the National Awards 1996.
  • Best Actor award at the National Awards 1996.
  • Special Jury award at the National Awards 1996.
  • Invited to the Montreal Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Vancouver Film Festival, the Tunis Film Festival, the Bradford Film Festival and the Cairo Film Festival 1996.

Mammo

  • Best Supporting Actress award at the National Awards 1995.
  • Best Hindi Film of the year at the National Awards 1995.
  • Best Actress award given by the Film Critics at Filmfare Awards 1995.

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

  • Best Film, Best Director and Best Photography awards, Madhya Pradesh Film Vikas Nigam 1993.
  • Best Hindi Film of the year at the National Awards 1993.
  • Best Actor award, Singapore International Film Festival 1994.
  • Invited to the London Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Cairo Film Festival, the Washington Film Festival, the Cleveland Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival 1993-94.

Susman

  • Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav, 1987.
  • Invited to the London Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1987.
  • Best Hindi Film of the year at the National Awards 1987.

Trikal

  • Best Direction and Best Costume award at the National Awards 1985.
  • Invited to the London Film Festival 1986.
  • Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav, 1986.
  • Selected for the Indian film Retrospective, Lisbon 1986.

Satyajit Ray

  • Invited to the Pesaro Film Festival 1985.
  • Invited to New York for “Festivals of India” 1985.
  • Invited to France for “Festivals of India” 1985.
  • Best Biographical Documentary award at the National Awards 1985.

Nehru

  • Invited to the London Film Festival 1984.
  • Best Historical Reconstruction award at the National Awards 1984.
  • State Prize of the U.S.S.R 1985.

Mandi

  • Invited to the London Film Festival 1983.
  • Best Art Direction award at the National Awards 1983.
  • Invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) and the Hong Kong international Film Festival 1984.
  • Selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav, Bombay 1984.

Arohan

  • Best Hindi Film of the Year, Best Actor and Best Editing awards at the National Awards 1982.
  • Main prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival 1982.
  • Invited to the Melbourne & Sydney Films Festivals and the Chicago Film Festival 1983.
  • Invited to the International Film Festival, New Delhi 1983.

Kalyug

  • Invited for competition at the Moscow International Film Festival 1981.
  • Lions’ Film award for Best Film 1981.
  • Best Hindi Film award at the National Awards 1981.

Junoon

  • Invited to inaugurate the Seventh International Film Festival, New Delhi 1979.
  • Official Indian entry at the XI International Film Festival, Moscow 1979.
  • Invited to the Montreal Film Festival 1979, the Cairo Film Festival 1979, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1980.
  • Best Hindi Film, Best Sound, Best Photography awards at the National Awards 1979.
  • Best Film, Best Director and Best supporting Actress awards given by Filmfare 1980.

Anugraham (Telegu)

Kondura

  • Invited to the London Film Festival and the Montreal Film Festival 1978.
  • Invited to the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) and VIENNALE 1979.
  • Participated in the Seventh International Film Festival, New Delhi 1979.
  • Participated in the Indian Panorama at the Berlin Film Festival 1979.

Bhumika

  • Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at the National Awards.
  • Filmfare awards for the Best Film 1978.
  • Invited to Carthage Film Festival 1978.
  • Invited to Chicago Film Festival. Awarded Golden Plaque 1978.
  • Invited to Festival of Images, Algeria 1986.

Manthan

  • Best Hindi Film of the Year and Best Screenplay awards at the National Awards.
  • Invited to the London Film Festival, the Los Angeles Exposition (FILMEX) 1977, the Sydney & Melbourne Films Festivals 1978 and the Hong Kong Film Festival 1979.
  • Entered for the Foreign Film Oscar from India 1978.
  • Five major awards from the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association, Calcutta.

Nishant

  • Best film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress awards form Film World Magazine.
  • Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay awards from the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association, Calcutta.
  • Invited to Cannes Film Festival, the London Film Festival 1976.
  • Invited to the Melbourne Film Festival 1977.
  • Invited to the Chicago Film Festival. Awarded Golden Plaque 1977.
  • Best Hindi Film of the Year award at the National Awards 1976.

Charandas Chor

Ankur

  • Three National awards and 43 prizes in India and abroad.
  • Official Indian entry at the Berlin Film Festival, the Stratford Film Festival and the London Film Festivals 1974.
  • Entered for Foreign Film Oscar from India 1974.