Awards & Winners

Mrinal Sen

Date of Birth 14-May-1923
Place of Birth Faridpur District
Nationality India
Also know as Mrinal Shen, मृणाल शेन
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Mrinal Sen is a renowned Bengali filmmaker based in Kolkata. Along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, he is often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian parallel cinema on the global stage. Like the works of Ray and Ghatak, his cinema is known for its artistic depiction of social reality. Although the three directors shared a healthy rivalry, they were ardent admirers of each other's work, and in so doing, they charted the independent trajectory of parallel cinema, as a counterpoint to the mainstream fare of Hindi cinema in India.

Awards by Mrinal Sen

Check all the awards nominated and won by Mrinal Sen.


Dadasaheb Phalke Award
(Awarded as a Director)


Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay
Honored for : Khandhar


Cannes Jury Prize
Honored for : Kharij




National Film Award for Best Direction
Honored for : Bhuvan Shome
National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Honored for : Bhuvan Shome



National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
Honored for : Akash Kusum
(President's Silver Medal)


Nominations 1961 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali Punascha