Sai Paranjpye Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Sai Paranjpye

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BIRTHDAY 19 March, 1938
BIRTH PLACE Mumbai , Maharashtra
COUNTRY India
AGE 79 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Pisces
Last Updated on : March 19, 2017

Birthday Countdown & Age

79 years, 1 month, 6 days old age Sai Paranjpye will turn 80 on 19 March, 2018. Only 10 months, 21 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes has left for her next birthday.


About   Edit

Sai Paranjpye was born on 19-03-1938 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, Documentary Filmmaker, Television Director & Television Producer who known for her work in Hindi films.

Career

Sai's parents divorced shortly after Sai's birth, and Sai's mother raised Sai in the household of her own father, Sir R. P. Paranjpye, who was a renowned mathematician and an educationist and who also served in 1944-47 as India's High Commissioner in Australia. Sai thus grew up in a few different cities in India, and in Canberra, Australia.
 
Sai took to writing early in her life,.Sai graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1963.Sai started her career in All India Radio (AIR) in Pune, Maharashtra, India as an announcer, and soon got involved with AIR's Children's Program.
 
Over the years, Sai has written and directed plays in Marathi, Hindi, and English, both for adults and children. She has written and directed thus far six feature films, two children’s films, and five documentaries. She has also written many books for children, and six of her books have won national or state level awards.
 
Her first made-for-TV movie, The Little Tea Shop (1972), had won the Asian Broadcasting Union Award at Teheran, Iran. Later that year, she was selected to produce the Inaugural Program of Bombay (Mumbai) Doordarshan.Sai's first feature film, Sparsh (The Touch), was released in 1980, and it won five film awards, including the National Film Award. Sparsh was followed by the comedies, Chashme Buddoor and Katha.
 
Sai directed several documentary movies, including those on Helping Hand (London), Talking Books, Capt. Laxmi, Warna Orchestra, and Pankaj Mullick. Sai's 1993 documentary, Choodiyan, received the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues.

Awards Receipt

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2006 Arts

Family Relatives and Relation

Sai was married to theater artist Arun Joglekar, and the two had a son, Gautam, and a daughter, Winnie. Sai and Arun separated after two years, but they remained friends until Arun's death in 1992. 

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