Bimal Roy was born on 12 July 1909 in Suapur, Eastern Bengal to a zamindar family. He was the director of Hindi cinema and the well-acclaimed filmmaker of all time Indian film industry. He was known for his realistic approach towards the film. He was the pride of Bengal, who won most of Filmfare award for the Best Director. He was the one who won International Film Award of Cannes Film Festival. He was from East Bengal, a part of Bengal province of British India and now the capital of Bangladesh. After Independence, he moved to India.
He started his film career in the film industry named New Theaters Pvt. Ltd as an assistant cameraman. During that time, he worked with P. C. Barua in one of the hit movie Devdas in 1935. He was a part of parallel cinema movement of India in 1940's and 1950's. He worked with
in the Film "
" in which Ritwik Ghatak wrote the screenplay. His movie Do Bhigha Zameen won both national and international awards in Cannes Flim Festival held in Canada. He married to Manobina Roy.
He took his last breath in Calcutta as a patient of cancer at the age of 56, leaving behind four children and wife Manobina. His eldest daughter Rinki Bhattacharya heads the Bimal Roy Memorial Committee. He is known as the pride of Indian cinema. He was one of the finest directors India ever had.